Time For Another Patch Coffee?

Several readers have espresso'd interest in holding another Patch Coffee Meeting -- how about you? Perhaps we can all huddle together for body warmth...


Regular readers will know that Patch likes to get out in the community -- and also that your beloved editor counts a morning latte as one of his two vices.

We've convened a number of Patch Coffee Meetings in the relatively short time we've been up and running, holding them at , , Orinda and Moraga , and elsewhere. The basic premise behind the meetings is to, perhaps, put a face to the screen name (Chris, Amanda, James, Mike, and Kathleen are even better looking in person, it turned out) and to spread some of our considerable funds around town.

Discussions have ranged on what we're doing right and what we're doing wrong, suggestions for future stories, what we're all reading, and discourse on the best area restaurants. It's pretty much a chance to step out from behind the screen name and meet other readers and help determine Patch's future course.

If you're interested in attending, drop your name and suggestion for a meeting place (must have room for several people to spread out and relax, good coffee, and a handy evacuation route for your editor if things go south!) in the comment field below.

Our next one will be a weekday, which I know makes it impossible for some people to attend, but we'll schedule a weekend meeting to accommodate them in future.

X January 18, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I'm game, provided this abdomen pain I'm having doesn't turn into surgery. As to place, no preference. Will bring some cupcakes. One can never eat too many cupcakes.
Eileen January 18, 2012 at 04:59 AM
I'm in as well. I've never been to Si Si Caffe and haven't been to Papillon in ages.
Chris Nicholson January 18, 2012 at 05:14 AM
I could do Friday this week.
Kim Curiel January 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I'm interested. Friday this week would be good for me, as would next week. Top choice, Chow. Terrezetto, Papillion, Artisan's Bistro, are also good.
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 18, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Sounds like a fun bunch... let's shoot for Friday, site TBD though we haven't done a breakfast meeting at Artisan's yet and John and Elizabeth have always been great so maybe there -- they are open for breakfast that day, right? And we'll keep this open and see if anyone else wants to join us, maybe Amanda will bring her Tool discography and Kathleen can come to talk new books... then there's CJ, the LafCurMudge, and a host of others I still want to get to know. Monitor this story for additions to the guest list and further developments...
Amanda January 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
J.D., don't tempt me. My kids will be rockin' their Tool shirts too.
Amanda January 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM
KDDT~Have you been to Sinful Bliss Cupcakes in Pleasant Hill? My friend owns it.
Kathleen January 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I can be there...
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 19, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Guys... sounds like a party. At this point I'm thinking Chow.... fireplace... rain. What do y'all think? Around 10:30 a.m. Friday?
Kathleen January 19, 2012 at 05:22 AM
I like earlier also
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 19, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Patchers -- Let's do this thing. 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Chow, Lafayette. As close to the fireplace as I can get... hope to see you there. JD
Amanda January 20, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Have fun tomorrow. We're staying home. The kids have croup.
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 20, 2012 at 02:25 PM
We'll miss you... good luck with the kids.
Patrice Martens January 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Still on??
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
We are. And I need a coffee in the worst possible way. Too bad about Amanda, was looking forward to hearing about the TOOL concert.
Kathleen January 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM
...and NOW it starts pouring outside. Neverthless, see you all shortly.
Chris Nicholson January 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I'll be there. I'd like to buy Joanie a coffee. I'd like to buy Joanie a coffee. [etc]
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Guys... good time. Thanks for coming by. We'll do it again sometime soon...
Tim Davis January 20, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Did "Joanie" come? And is it true her eyes spin in different directions when she talks?
J.D. O'Connor (Editor) January 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Tim & Chris -- "Joanie" did not make our meeting. It's hard to show up for these things when you're a spammer based on the East Coast... Great seeing you, though... JD


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