** Update ** Over 10 meetup groups coming with more than 50 people. We have 2 bbq grills, and will be an awesome cool day in the shade! :) Thank you for all those of you who signed up and are bringing what you're bringing. You shouldn't have to spend more than $10 tops for whatever you're bringing. We've got a few surprises such as prizes for best Gum-ba Italian impersonation, best side dish, best use of the word Fughetaboutet, and the winning 2 person Bocce Team. Also, dress for activity and sports. We may have a Martial Artist coming to give a free 1 hour Self Defense Lesson. For anyone reading this for the first time, or if you're stuck on what to bring, we really need the following items more than anything else: 1. Bigger sized cups for drinks & dessert. 2. Vanilla Ice Cream & Peaches (not the cling peaches, just regular ones, fresh & whole). 3. Pizza toppings: Mozarella & Feta Cheese, olives, whole button mushrooms, pesto sauce, whole fresh basil leaves, whole onions, dried or fresh oregano, sliced salami, red bell peppers, shrimp, whole garlic cloves, etc. 4. Ice & Drinks: bottled water or the 3 gallon size, soft drinks, sodas, etc. 5. Split or whole chicken breasts: boneless & skinless preferred, thawed and ready to throw on the grill. I have the seasoning. 6. veggies to grill: specifically whole button or portobello mushrooms, asparagus, red bell peppers and italian squash/zucchini. 7. traditional Italian Antipasto items: marinated artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, pickled red peppers, sliced prosciutto & salami, italian cold cuts, provalone cheese, asiago cheese platters, etc. 8. Italian Sausage with or without fennel, Tri Tip (less than $3 a lb on sale), steaks, carne asada, thin cut cross rib steaks (they're like 1.77 a lb on sale). 9. Iceberg lettuce and baby spinach. Also, Italian Ranch and Blue Cheese dressing. 10. Sourdough bread rolls for the sausage sandwiches. Think "quality" bbq... NO burgers, hot dogs or chips please! Again NO CHIPS!! ...or I'll throw YOU to my dog "Tortellini" and he will eat you! j/k. Where: The exact address is 21901 Marylee Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. We will be ON Marylee St., right smack in the middle of the block, close to the curb under some very tall trees. At bare minimum you'll need to bring a lawn chair or towel to sit on... and your own drinks (soda's, water, etc.). Wear comfortable shoes if you want to participate in the sports or Self Defense Lesson. Below is THE Menu, and is pretty simple, things that cook fast on the grill. A. Italian Sausage sandwiches with baby spinach and balsamic vinagrette B. Pizza 3 ways C. Grilled veggies D. Tri Tip & Chicken E. Grilled peaches & vanilla ice cream for dessert Usually this time of year Vons, Albertson's, Ralph's and Vallarta all have sales. Food 4 Less, Smart and Final and Food Plus will all have good deals. Who's in?