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Dinner: Oskar Blues, Tuesday, July 19th

July 19, 2016 in Dinner, News

Boulder/Front Range Mensa’s monthly dinner meeting is on Tuesday.  All current and former members, plus their families and friends, are warmly welcome!
WHEN?  Tuesday, July 19th
WHERE?  Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main Street, Lyons 80540.  Phone is (303) 823-6685.
WHAT TIME?  Socializing and drinks start at 6:00.  We’ll order food at 6:30, so come at least a little bit before 6:30 so you have time to get settled and consider the menu.
FOOD?  Soul-stirring gumbo and other New Orleans-style treats, fried catfish, burgers, Mexican, homemade pizzas, Dixie-fried bar fare, and an array of vegetarian and low-fat offerings.
NEWS?  VeraLouise will be awarding the Exalted Skald!
BOOK EXCHANGE?  Bring books/take books – free
RSVP?  Very much appreciated, but last-minute deciders welcome.
See you Tuesday!
Future dinner dates:
Monday, August 22.  Socializing and drinks at 6, order dinner at 6:30.
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Short Notice: Another Dinner is Upon Us.

October 15, 2013 in Dinner, News

Tuesday, Oct, 15th.

Golden Lotus, 1964 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301.  Phone: (303)-442-6868.

Chinese food. Yum.

Socializing and drinks start at 5:30.  We’ll sit down at 6:00 and order food at 6:30.  Then the food will come to us and we will eat it.

As usual, bring books to trade if you’ve got ‘em, and/or take some home.

Bruce will pass the Skald in some clever fashion.  It will be awesome.

Sorry for the short notice on this one.  Hey, I’m still just happy that we have a web site to post to, again.

Family and friends are welcome, as always.  Well, always except for that one time that we never, ever talk about.  This time they’re okay.

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Dinner August 19th

July 29, 2013 in Dinner, Latest, News

My minions have informed me that the next dinner will be at Trattoria on Pearl on Monday, August 19th.

That’s at:
1430 Pearl St.
Boulder, 80302
the map

Yes, once again it will be time to come down from our floating space-platforms and emerge from our secret underground lairs to astonish the world with SCIENCE!

All right, all right, I know that not every Boulder Mensa member is a mad scientist who routinely distorts the laws of physics and creates abominations of nature on the sly.  But, dammit, they should be.

I mean, come on, people, we’ve got all this functional grey matter and what are we supposed to do with it if not RULE THE TEEMING MASSES WITH AN IRON FIST?

Harumph.  No imagination in this crowd, I tell you.  Well, then, excuse me while I adjust my medication…

There.  All better.  Now everything is dull and gray and I’m all prepared for “dinner” without a single mind-control device or death ray in sight.  (Well, maybe one or two…)

Anyway, here’s the blurb and here’s the menu. Contrary to what anyone tells you, ordering one of each item will not earn you special bonus points unless you’re planning to share.

Tucked into the east end of the Pearl Street Mall, Trattoria
(which means “neighborhood Italian café”) on Pearl features
traditional dishes from Italy, each with chef/owner Guillermo
Casarrubias’s personal flair for culinary artistry.

The usual yadda yadda:
Gathering, drinks and socializing start at 5:30.  We get seated at 6 and order dinner around 6:30.  The skald will be given away at the culmination of some sort of arcane ritual that has yet to be devised.  It might resemble a trivia contest.  Bring books to share or some other form of entertainment with which to start a conversation.  Friends and family are welcome, except for that one relative of yours who is always, like, in my face about her colonoscopy.  Leave her at home.

See you there!

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Dinner Tuesday, July 16th

July 5, 2013 in Dinner

This month’s dinner will be at Casa Alvarez in Boulder.  They’re at 3151 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301.  Here’s the map.

Here’s their blurb:  Casa Alvarez opened in 1994 with the best family Mexican food recipes. Come in and experience the warmth of Casa Alvarez; relax, unwind, and have fun experiencing the authentic flavors of old Mexico from the delicious fresh menu.

That menu, by the way, is here:  I highly recommend the spinach enchiladas.

We start gathering and order drinks at 5:30, get seated at 6 and order food at 6:30.

Tom will give away the exalted skald.  Bring books to share and your best brainy, witty self.  Dazzle us with brilliance, or baffle us with… you know the rest.

Next month’s dinner will take place Monday, August 19th, at an as-yet-undisclosed location somewhere on the planet.


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Dinner Monday, June 17

June 15, 2013 in Dinner

Yes, all us smart people are getting together again to do that thing that sapient beings do: eat.  It’s smart to eat.  Really helps to stave off the hunger pangs, y’know?

So, this month’s location for that strange Mensa ritual we call “eating” is the Longmont Rib House. They’re at 1920 South Coffman Street, Longmont CO 80504. Phone: 303-485-6988.

Socializing, drinks and plots for world domination start at 5:30.  We’ll sit down at 6:00 and order food at 6:30.  And they will bring it to us.  Oh yes, they will bring us food.

If you’ve ever seen a nice, plump four-legged creature walk by and thought about how tasty it would be to sink your teeth into its side and chew the delicious meat off its ribs, you’re in luck.  The nice thing that they do at the rib house is that the meat will have already been killed and cooked, saving you much of the trouble.  I hear there’s even this thing called “rib sauce.”

(For those of you who prefer not to chew on delicious creatures, there are plenty of vegetarian options available.  You won’t get the same flesh-rending feeling, though.)

Here’s their official blurb:

In search of the Great American Dream, Merry Ann and Tracy Webb, born and raised in the BBQ capital of Kansas City, MO, moved to Longmont, CO in 1989. For the next 12 years, they
searched for the true Kansas City style BBQ.  Hence, The Rib House was born on July 5th,
2001 in Longmont, CO. The two decided Colorado needed to have authentic Kansas City/Colorado Barbeque. Colorado has never been famous for Barbeque, until now!

Which doesn’t mean they’re not aliens with a secret hidden agenda, but at least the ribs should be good.

In other news, Jim will be passing on that pointy hat thing we call the Exalted Skald.  Get ready to answer some trivia questions.

All current and former members, plus their family and friends, are welcome.  Bring books to trade if you’ve got ‘em.  Oh, and that mind-control device you’ve had sitting in the garage and have been dying to try out, only to find yourself with a lack of willing test subjects?  As long as it fits inside a briefcase, feel free.  I’m sure we’ll be able to convince some of the other patrons to give it a go.

Monday, Longmont.  After that, the world.  Bwaaaaahahahaaa.