Berkeley Bloggers Dinner #2, Feb 9

We’ve got the date for the second Berkeley Blogger’s Dinner, it’s February 9 at 7PM at Afghan Oasis restaurant in the Shattuck Hotel, 2086 Allston Way. The SF Chronicle describes it as “the cavernous dining room where diners can sample chef Naim Amir’s Afghan dishes.” The food is excellent, and the room is huge.

This location is closer to BART than the last, the station is just around the corner from the restaurant. For people coming from SF or the South Bay, perhaps it makes sense to drive to a BART station and take the train across the bay. It’s virtually impossible to make a 7PM dinner from the other side of the bay without leaving two or three hours for travel, if you come by car. The train takes 20 minutes to get from the Embarcadero to downtown Berkeley. It’s an incredible deal.

Dining room

35 responses to this post.

  1. Sounds like a plan, unless I get dragooned to LA or Seattle that week.

    Whatever became of those little yellow sign-in cards at the first dinner? Would be nice to have a blogroll of attendees.

    I’d be happy to host a future gathering at my cohousing community – we could have the space to ourselves and have it catered by an inexpensive gourmet chef friend of mine. Or even do cooking lessons as part of the deal, have a meal prepared by bloggers, who of course could blog about it.

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  2. I hope the renowned belly dancers show up at some point, but in the meantime, I’m going to recruit more women to this event.

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  3. My wife will be at EBMUG in Emeryville that night, so I’ll be with our child at home. Catch you next time!

    Scott Mace

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  4. sylvia just told me about this. looking forward to it. food is great.

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  5. I’ll be in London – but I love yah anyway.

    See yah tomorrow.

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  6. Nepalese food sounds great. I have been meaning to make it to these Berkeley Blogger dinners (its a little bit of a drive from MOuntain View). But I think I can make it to this one.

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  7. I am a women, I know some bolggers and I live in Berkeley. Maybe I will come.

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  8. Followup: I’ll be in LA. Have fun!

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  9. […] Berkeley Bloggers Dinner #2, Feb 9 (tags: winer) […]

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  10. Dang, out of town for this one too.

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  11. Love to come and am planning on it. Even though there may be belly dancers, who in my (limited) experience take up an enormous amount of bandwidth–all that *jangling*.

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  12. Count me in. I went to the last one and it was pretty cool. With the new venue this promises to be even better!

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  13. Count me in again — love to see how these dinners evolve.

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  14. I look forward to meeting you all.

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  15. Sounds like fun. Count me in.

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  16. I’ll be there.

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  17. Dave, wondering if you may extend your invite to a new blogger, but old school media developer.

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  18. If the bug that has been invading our family has not felled me I will be there…

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  19. maybe i should drive down from redmond, wa? :=)

    i had a great time at the last dinner. would love to attend this but i’m up north right now. well, gotta pick up some things from my storage unit down in the Bay area so maybe I’ll make a run for it. can’t guarantee i’ll make the trek but you never know.

    you all are in my thoughtS(treams)

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  20. I’m a maybe, depending on how the release at work is going.

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  21. I’ll bite. Even though I don’t know anybody and nobody knows me!

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  22. Posted by Dave Ushijima on February 6, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    If I can make it back from San Jose in time, I’ll be there.

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  23. Looking forward to it.

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  24. I’ll be there. Somebody send Donovan a plane ticket.

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  25. My wife Laura and I will be there. We might be able to bring along some friends too. Looking forward to it.

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  26. I take it back. I’m a no. Hopefully I can make the next one.

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  27. Just a warning: there is a Cal basketball game at 7:30. This will effect traffic / parking some. There was during the last dinner, too, but the dinner was further from the game.

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  28. Count me in. I’ll bring cash this time and I’ll try and stick around for dessert.

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  29. […] Reminder: Berkeley Blogger’s Dinner tomorrow at 7PM.  […]

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  30. I’ll be there.

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  31. thanks for the dinner invite and good company. – donovan.

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  32. […] Thanks to Dave, Sylvia, and all the folks involved in putting this together.  It was a great way to meet new people and catch up with some previous acquaintances. […]

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  33. […] Last night, Dave Winer held the Berkeley Bloggers Dinner #2. […]

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  34. Posted by Ramin on February 23, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    There was talk at the Blogger’s dinner #2 that this could be a regular event. Any more thought on that (or did I miss something?)

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