Massimo's (AKA Mojito Mas) Sicilian Salute to Summer BBQ!
Moderate Hike and BBQ for maximum 60 persons !
READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION AND DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU DO NOT REALLY INTEND TO SHOW or participate. READ the "No Show" paragraph at the bottom.
Sunday, June 5th @ 10am for the Hike / 12 Noon Lunch is served - if you do not want to hike, be at the BBQ location at 11:30 AM
Meet at Griffith Park - Steps at Parking Lot #2....Not the Ranger Station
Be punctual...we leave on time.
THE PLAN: Make a new friend, mingle, talk about Italy, make weird Italian expressions while talking with your hands, watch random bbq flames and kitchen explosions. Just kidding. What kinda chef do you think Massimo is?
TIME: The hike starts at 10 AM, cooking event starts at 11 AM and will last until 2 PM. Lunch served sharp at NOON! We hike first for a medium 1 1/2 hour hike, lead by me, Lee Zebold, in the Park, then return by 11:30. If you do not want to hike you can be there, at the BBQ location, by 11 and join up with Massimo (Mojito Mas).
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP BY THURSDAY JUNE 2nd. Due to the unpredicable nature of our past turnouts, we do not want to buy more food than we cook. - DO NOT FLAKE OUT IF YOU RESERVE A SPOT
WE ARE BRINGING:
- The food and plates
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING:
- $10 cash. If you don't bring exact change, don't expect change back
- a lawn chair or towel to sit on
- bring your own beverages & cups (water, soda, ice, etc.).
- napkins & paper towels
- your own silverware (forks, knives, napkins, etc.). Remember, you're cutting through steak, so bring the good utensils! We are providing paper plates, and you will be served in a single file line fashion, then sit and enjoy lunch.
Please note: posted signs say that alcohol is not allowed in the Park. And you are solely responsible for your own actions.
THE MENU: $10 CASH per plate. You can buy leftovers/2nds/for $5 more if there's anything left:
- bacon wrapped BBQ kabobs (a mix of tri tip, sirloin and cross rib steak)
- roasted veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus if it's available)
- baby spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts and tangy dressing
- bread roll
HOW TO FIND US: We are meeting at the usual spot...the steps in Parking Lot #2.
We will be having the BBQ just down the steps from Parking Lot 2. I will get there at 8:30 AM to make sure we can save the spot, and Massimo will get there at 9 to take over.
See Map for Parking Lot #2
Caution: Recommend you enter the Park from the Los Feliz entrance. This is the southern entrance. The north entrance is blocked unless you come by the alternate route by Travel Town. But that may confuse some of you, so stick with Los Feliz.
See Yahoo Maps for entrance location:
My cell number should you need to call me: Lee Zebold[masked]
Massimo's Question and Answer Section...
1. Q. I'm vegetarian, can I still show up?
A. YES, who do you think does all the cleanup? j/k! Please say you're a VEGETARIAN in your RSVP so I can buy more veggies for you. You'll probably get a portebello mushroom or too instead of the steak.
2. Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. On this one, the skies the limit! Bring your whole kennel if you want, just make sure you're not 4 paws short of an Alaskan Dogsled Team when you leave.
This has become an increasing problem with our Meet Up Club. I am now registering no-shows. For this event if you cancel you need to change your RSVP to "No" By June 2, 2 PM. This is critical and if you abuse the privilege, you may not be admitted to future events.