UEPa MEMBERS UNITE!
So the UEPa is trying to figure out when our next meeting is, but before we determine when we need to also nail down where. Sean Gordon mentioned a possible trip to Dennys in November (is that still happening Sean?), but a recent team hamburger eating contest at Dennys came and went without a UEPa invite, leaving all of us feeling a little jilted.
Enter honorary PA resident and UEPa member, Ian Hickman. In a comment to a recent post, Mr. Whoopie (he prefers "Mr. Pie," but for different reasons), mentioned a somehow overlooked mecca of mega-sized meals called Niner Diner. The potential meeting place is located in the awesomely-named Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania, which is about two-and-a-half hours west of Harrisburg and 90 minutes east of Pittsburgh.
Of course, it also features a giant burger challenge. Twenty-two bucks gets you a three pound burger and five pounds of fries. Eat it all in two hours and it's free. Check out the menu here. They've also got a "hubcap pancakes" menu option which, at just $5.99, has to be the cheapest giant food challenge ever. How the hell have I never heard about this place?!
So the question is, if our next meeting isn't at Dennys (don't worry, we'll be back next summer), when are we going to the Niner Diner? I'll get us started by throwing out some Saturday's when I'm free: November 17, December 1, December 8, December 15 and December 29. January is mostly up-for-grabs too, but I'm hungry, so let's see if we can get this thing on the '07 calendar.
Any of those dates work for anyone else? And for our ranked IFOCE UEPa members, don't worry, you can come along and "watch."