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Best catering option for a picnic in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park?

Bay Area MeFites! I am throwing a picnic in Golden Gate Park (and I am an out-of-towner) and am overwhelmed with food options. Can you recommend some good catering companies, take-out restaurants, food trucks, etc? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

LA Filter: Are there picnic tables at Placerita Canyon? If not, where?

LA Filter: Picnic Tables near Nature? 14 Corridor maybe. I'd like to spend a chunk of Saturday or Sunday at a picnic table near nature. Somewhere within about an hour or so of West LA would be ideal. I'm thinking somewhere along the 14 corridor near Santa Clarita or Aqua Dulce. Also, somewhere with a largish natural area where I could do a short hike would be nice. I was kind of thinking maybe Placerita Canyon, but I don't know if there are any picnic tables there. Vasquez Rocks is fun but I don't recall any shady picnick table area. Bonus points for (a) very few or no kids running around screaming, (b) sunny with shade, (c) wildflowers currently blooming. I definitely need a picnic table becuase of what I want to do while I'm hanging out with Nature.
posted by bluesky78987 on Mar 21, 2014 - 7 answers

What to serve for a crowd?

We're expecting 25-30 people and we need a main dish for an outside lunch-time gathering where it'll be 95+ degrees. There's isn't a grill or electricity where we're meeting so we need things we can bring pre-made. We'd like to keep costs down and prep to a minimum (though I'd probably trade prep for costs). [more inside]
posted by jeffch on Jun 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Boston area Sunset/moonrise on June 23rd.

Where would be a good location in Eastern Massachusetts to see and photograph both the sunset and (full) moonrise on Sunday, June 23rd? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on May 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Tortilly awesome corn tortillas for 150 people? (sorry)

Does anyone know how to best serve warm corn tortillas to 150 people in a park? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on May 17, 2013 - 16 answers

Take (me) Out to the Ball Game

My husband and I are hoping to catch several weeknight Nationals games this season. While Ben's Chili Bowl half-smokes are awesome I don't think I can permit myself to eat them with frequency. What are your favorite picnic/ballpark dinners and snacks that we could make a day ahead of time and eat cold? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Apr 11, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I pack for a big picnic without a car?

What equipment and bag should I pack to go on weekend picnics with a large family BUT no car to store things in? We want to stop by a park on the way home from church, but we take public transport, so we need some way to haul along picnic supplies and food for a family of 7. We live in hot humid Singapore. Bag ideas, packing tips and what works well for regular picnics - pop-up tent? card games? - much appreciated. We want to put together a picnic-kit we can prep on Saturday nights.
posted by viggorlijah on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Picnic food for cold weather

I would like suggestions of food to take on a cold, early morning picnic. Help us keep warm. [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon on Nov 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Cold storage.

I would like some sort of cooler to store a pint of microgreens from Union Square Market this Saturday, for ≈2 hours. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Uniquely Columbian recipes?

A relative is about to head off to Bogota for work. What uniquely Columbian food can I make for the going-away picnic?
posted by stefnet on Aug 15, 2012 - 8 answers

What's the best place for a picnic on the Stanford campus?

What's the best place for a picnic on the Stanford campus?
posted by jtothes on Aug 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Need games for a picnic for all ages

What are some good games to play at a picnic for a large group of people with a large age-range? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Banh Mi?! You hardly know me!

I'm going to a potluck-style picnic in a couple weeks and I'm taken with the idea of doing a Bahn Mi bar – what's your favorite recipes for making your own Bahn Mi sandwiches that would translate well to the outdoors? I've never made my own Bahn Mi before and I want to do a meat and a vegetarian filling so ideas for both very welcome!
posted by amanda on Jul 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Warm weather picnic ideas

Looking for picnic food that doesn't require refridgeration [more inside]
posted by AMyNameIs on Jun 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Perfect picnic in new jersey

Please help me plan the perfect anniversary picnic! Looking for lovely secluded locations in central jersey/bucks county/nj shore area to have a romantic afternoon. [more inside]
posted by khyaiin on Apr 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Beach Blanket Birthday in the SF Bay?

Where can I have a weekend afternoon picnic on the beach with 8-12 people within the immediate SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for a shady, quiet spot near water to relax around the SF Bay

Any SF Bay Area'ers know a good place to hang out by a little creek or by the ocean in the shade all day and just relax, have a picnic, nap or read? Maybe play some music at a low volume? [more inside]
posted by missy_b on Sep 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I bring cans and bottles on a New Orleans picnic?

Drinking outdoors in New Orleans: I'm planning a picnic with a large group of people in a New Orleans city park. I know outdoor drinking is permitted in New Orleans as long as the alcohol is consumed in a plastic cup and not the original container. My question is, can I bring a cooler of beer and wine to a city park, and serve the drinks in plastic cups? In other words, am I legally permitted to have open glass or metal containers outdoors as long as they're in a cooler?
posted by Ziggurat on Sep 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Competitive gluten/soy/dairy-free picnicking

I'm providing the picnic next weekend for an outdoor concert with a friend who has multiple dietary restrictions. I've read previous questions about gluten-free summer picnics; I'd like suggestions for cool-weather picnic foods that do not contain gluten, soy, or dairy. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Sep 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me make our family picnic awesome.

Ideas for food to bring on a gluten-free, vegan picnic? [more inside]
posted by arianell on Aug 5, 2011 - 19 answers

Picnic Booze!

What are some tasty, pack-able, maybe a little bit special meal-ish type things I could take along for an after-hike picnic in the woods? This is obviously for a date. [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on Aug 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Can I get a prepared picnic lunch, complete with basket, in Vancouver?

Is it possible to purchase (i.e. rent) a prepared picnic lunch, basket and all, anywhere in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Picnics in Paris

I've been in Paris for about a month at this point, and my girlfriend is coming to visit in a few days. Since we're both poor-ish graduate students (I'm here for a conference) we plan on having lots of picnics to avoid eating at cafes. I've already found a lot of places I enjoy (Ile Saint Louis, Place des Vosges, Jardin de Luxembourg, Canal Saint Martin), but wanted to ask other Mefites what their favorite places for picnics in Paris are. I'd appreciate any recommendations you can give!
posted by MidsizeBlowfish on Jun 18, 2011 - 15 answers

BBQ Party Planning 101.

Backyard BBQ Planning 101. My fiance and I are set on having a backyard BBQ for our reception. We want it to have that good old fashioned family BBQ feel (everyone serves themselves, cooks when they want, horseshoes, croquet, and no stuffy formality). Plus we met at a BBQ so it makes sense. I need to know everything we need to think of before pulling the trigger and sending out our invites. Deets and budget inside... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Dec 6, 2010 - 44 answers

Need a location for our company picnic in the Baltimore/Prince George's County area!

I'm looking for a place to hold a company picnic roughly midway between Baltimore city and Prince George's County. We're looking for a park or other outdoor space that could accommodate around 100 people and permits the serving of alcohol. Grills would be a bonus (although realistically we'll probably end up renting them), and we definitely need space for a moon bounce! Our tentative date is August 7th. Ideas? Thanks!
posted by LizardOfDoom on Jun 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Picnic deliciousness

What can I make/bake for a picnic on Saturday? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Jun 22, 2010 - 11 answers

What's the best place to have a picnic in Golden Gate Park?

What's the best place to have a picnic in Golden Gate Park? [more inside]
posted by coelacanth! on Apr 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Consider the lowly potato... now make it awesome.

Not necessarily my grandmother's potato salad... What are your tips, tricks and recipes for awesome potato salad? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Sep 15, 2009 - 43 answers

N Californian picnic lovers, help recommend a grill area!

Can anyone suggest a picnic area with bbq grill for oyster picnic near Pt. Reyes/Tomales Bay/Stinson? [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Where's a good meadow near L.A.?

Where's a good meadow near Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Cool/fun places for a rest stop when driving with kids from upstate NY to DC?

If we are driving with kids (9 and 5) from upstate NY (Rochester) to DC, where can we stop in PA off of route 15 for a picnic, run-around and see-something-cool-or-weird break? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Jun 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I find a cheap waterproof picnic blanket?

Where can I find a cheap, waterproof, picnic blanket? Didn't Off used to make one? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

BBQ in a park - sounds simple enough right?

I'd like to host a recurring BBQ/picnic at a local park for around 10 people. I've never done this before. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Apr 14, 2009 - 33 answers

Bisected Picnic Table

Why is there a wooden beam that bisects this wooden picnic table top? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Sep 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Hey Boo-Boo! Where can we take our pic-a-nic basket?

I'm taking my girlfriend on a surprise picnic this weekend (Shh! Don't tell!), but am having trouble finding a nice spot for it. I live in Boston and have a car, so anywhere within, say, an hour or so drive is preferable. Suggestions?
posted by SamuelF on Jul 22, 2008 - 16 answers

kosher picnic

What snacks can I bring to an outdoor picnic that are easy and kosher? [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel on Jun 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Where can I get good takeout fried chicken in New York?

Where can I get good, affordable fried chicken and biscuits in New York? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on May 29, 2008 - 23 answers

Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

Ideas for delicious vegetarian sandwiches? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Mar 15, 2008 - 43 answers

L.A.-area picnic spot?

what's an awesome picnic spot in L.A.? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jan 10, 2008 - 14 answers

What to bring to a picnic?

What should I bring to a picnic, in terms of food, for my girlfriend and I?
posted by meta.mark on Dec 1, 2007 - 23 answers

Indoor/winter picnics/adventures in NYC

I want to be able to have free 'indoor picnics' and adventures out of the cold in New York City, help! [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness on Nov 18, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I quickly clean broken eggs off of grass?

What is the best method for cleaning broken eggs off of grass during an event? This must be done in a timely manner over a fairly large area, with the help of 4 people. [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Jun 28, 2007 - 11 answers

4th of July Barbecue in Los Angeles

Good park for a 4th of July barbecue in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Jun 26, 2007 - 6 answers

How many Xs in a Y?

SillyGamesFilter: how many Xs in a Y (library-related)? [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle on Mar 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Food for Faulkner

Food for Faulkner: My boyfriend just suggested we go on a road trip this Sunday to Rowan Oak, Faulkner's old digs, to celebrate his finishing The Sound and the Fury recently. I would like to pack a picnic lunch, or some kind of car-friendly food, and it just occurred to me it'd make me a super duper brilliant girlfriend if I could think of something Faulkner related. Best would be food mentioned in his books, but even something related to Faulkner's life would be cool. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Oct 19, 2006 - 17 answers

ISO: New York park - with tennis, fishing and/or crabbing, picnic / bbq area, beach?

Would there happen to be any parks in New York (driving distance from NYC) that has a picnic /bbq area, fishing and/or crabbing, tennis courts, and hmm, a beach? TIA!
posted by Jujee on Jul 12, 2006 - 6 answers

indian take out in Los Angeles

So some Sunday in mid June I'm going to be driving from Los Angeles to Fresno. I will meeting a vegetarian with a sensitivity to wheat and soy products for lunch. I'm thinking about finding someone in Los Angeles to prepare an Indian tiffin for me. I'll need to pick up the tiffin on Saturday afternoon in order to make it to Fresno in time for lunch. Since this mid-June I'll also pick up a basket of organic cherries. I'm looking for someone who does delicious Indian take out food that can be stored overnight. I'm open to suggestions for non-indian treats.
posted by rdr on May 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Engagment Edibles

I need some tips on food that go with the words "Will You Marry Me?" [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Apr 19, 2006 - 35 answers

Activities for a work picnic

Woo! It's BBQ time at work, and we're planning a big party. It's come down to me to pick out the various activities, and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on May 24, 2005 - 20 answers

Summer Wine

So let's say I'm looking for a wine to drink on a warm summer day, perhaps on a picnic. I know there's plenty of whites that fit the bill, but I'm in the mood for a red. I want something fairly light, dry, fruit-forward, and not too tannic. Beaujolais and Bardolino come to mind (in fact, I had a nice Bardolino last weekend which fit the bill, which is what prompts the question)--what else do you recommend, either types of wine or specific wines? I'm hard-pressed to come up with a comparable New World wine--anything from the US or Australia?
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 7, 2004 - 24 answers

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