Every Thursday I organize lunch, come hell, high water, or Art Fair. This time it was Art Fair.
Eastern Accents takes a vacation in the summer time so I was on my own to organize something somewhere else; and all of Ann Arbor is full of Art Fair food vendors, serving a wide range of cuisine ranging from elephant ears and funnel cakes to key lime limeade and coffee. (Water, $1 almost everywhere.) There was even a Taste of Transylvania cart serving the traditional Romanian "mici" sausage.
The a2b3 group ended up at Pizza Pino, which was close enough to the fairs to be an easy walk, but far enough away to be quiet and not busy at all. I was joined by Larry Kestenbaum, Eli Neiburger, and Dennis Tokarski. We talked about the future and the past of news, the upcoming primary elections (and the complete absence of Republicans on the Ann Arbor local election ballots), and the ALA conference just finished and its plethora of software vendors. It was a nice discussion.
John Hritz avoided the Ann Arbor rush and the $10-$15 Art Fair parking, and went to Beezy's in Ypsi.
The a2b3 group started out with 4 people, and you know, I'm just as happy with lunch for 4 as I am for lunch for 40.