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    Burns Supper for X Mark Folks?

    Wondering if we are trying for a ďAtlantaĒ area gathering for supper? What area should we start looking into get something going? Or is there a want? Letís figure it out gents! Seems the baton has been passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil View Post
    Wondering if we are trying for a ďAtlantaĒ area gathering for supper? What area should we start looking into get something going? Or is there a want? Letís figure it out gents! Seems the baton has been passed.
    Coordinating an official Burns Night is a big task and I don't know if any of the Atlanta area regulars have the time or desire to take it on. That said, we could easily have a less formal gathering at an area pub or restaurant, could do some readings and make some toasts. sans haggis, piper, etc.
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    How about Mac Mcgee in the Battery at Smyrna on Saturday the 27th at 6PM. If we can get a headcount by the 22nd I'll make a reservation. I'm asking for a count that far in advance because if there's several of us it's good to reserve early. Maybe also can get us a corner out of the way.

    https://macmcgeepubs.com/

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/8Vu64bUtT3iWixmA9
    Craig Jones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creag View Post
    How about Mac Mcgee in the Battery at Smyrna on Saturday the 27th at 6PM. If we can get a headcount by the 22nd I'll make a reservation. I'm asking for a count that far in advance because if there's several of us it's good to reserve early. Maybe also can get us a corner out of the way.

    https://macmcgeepubs.com/

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/8Vu64bUtT3iWixmA9

    I reckon that's a bust. Maybe we get an earlier start next year we can work something out.
    Craig Jones
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    But if anyone's interested there's this. I am very likely to drive down and have dinner, a pint, and a wee dram.

    https://allevents.in/dunwoody/burns-...00026040860051

    EDIT: I'm definitely going to go. Not sure what they have planned but at least I'll have a meal and a pint and some kilted time.
    Last edited by Creag; 24th January 24 at 06:57 PM.
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    So they are actually preparing a traditional Burns Night meal here. There will be neeps and tatties and haggis. I think if we coordinate we might could do a proper Burns night here at Thomas O'Reilly. There seems to be enough space.
    Craig Jones
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    Alright, guys. The Haggis meal at Thos. O'Reilly's was good. They played pipe music when the haggis was done and the plates came out. I don't know if anyone but me had it, honestly.

    I spoke with the manager and he said he was trying to get Piper for tonight but couldn't find one available.

    My take is, since he's willing to cook a haggis and get a piper without a guaranteed audience, he's probably love to host a Burns Night group.

    I propose we meet there for a Kilt night and discuss. I'll make a post about that soon. It may be 6 weeks or so given what I know about my schedule right now.
    Craig Jones
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