Some other Bitcoin meetups I've been too around the country (New York, San Francisco) follow a more "structured" approach with speakers from the Bitcoin community talking about their projects, presenting ideas etc.
I think it'd be a cool idea to start off 2014 trying a more structured meetup like this.
I think we should have[masked] minutes talks from members of our local Bitcoin community describing their work on projects that fall within what I believe are the 3 legs of the Bitcoin economy stool: "mining", "financial services/trading" and "customer/business use as a currency" - and I'll try to MC / fill in any of the spots that don't get filled.
A possible 4th being "wallets" and "security"?
Thanks to @Shawn we will be hosting this event in the meeting room in the basement @ Southern Hospitality BBQ on 17th St. Cheap garage parking nearby is 15th/Delgany by the Devita building ($3 after 6pm) - 7:30 PM! Bring your appetites and questions about Bitcoin!