507658440_ea165e80a1.jpgThat’s right brown boys and girls…for the first time in months– and for the first time ever in the mitten state of MICHIGAN, Sepia Mutiny will host a meetup!

This weekend, I will be speaking at the SAAN conference which is going down at Abhi’s alma mater, the University of Maize and Blue; since our Sugi lives in Ann Arbor, it seemed apposite to host a raging party while I’m there, and by raging party we mean eating Masala Dosa, Idli and Vada until we have to be rolled, still ghee-covered and burping happily, out of a restaurant.

I’m still not over the loss of my beloved Amma Vegetarian in Georgetown– side eye to the person who closed it– and worse than that, it’s been ages since I had a nice dosa. The thought of proper Southie food makes me giddy, so when I think of how I’ll get to nom some of that AND squeal at Sugi AND potentially meet some of our loyal Midwestern readers, lurkers and trolls…well, I feel faint from such excitement. Remember: all are welcome at meetups. Even if you’ve never commented before, feel free to stop by– Sugi and I would love to meet you!

I’ve heard great things about Madras Masala; not only is the food supposed to be good (It’s auntie-tested, uncle-approved), it’s well-located, which is helpful since neither Sugi nor I have cars. Let’s meet there at 6pm on Saturday— which is after the SAAN conference. I’ve been warned that they may not have enough space, so if you could let us know in the comments if you’re going to join us, that would be a great help.

Oh, and D.C.? You’re up next. 🙂 Look for a post on THAT, soon.

13 thoughts on “First…ever…MICHIGAN SM MEETUP!

  1. Oops, forgot to sign in before. Enjoy the Michigan meetup, but definitely get out to Vienna if you’re missing Amma’s!

  2. As a madras vaasi born and raised, the closing of Amma in Georgetown has been one of the biggest tragedies of my short life. Any other good places for dosas in DC?

    • Lakshmi: We live in North Potomac and in just 10 minutes we can drive to Gaithersburg place called “Madras Palace”. Try their “Rava masala Dosa”. It is not as good as our best dosa we had yesterday here in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at a place called “Daas Prakash”. They tell me it’s all over India. I am not sure they have one in US. Good Luck.

  3. I live in Chicago, but if you hint at mystery guest Priya Rai, I will make the drive. 😉

  4. dang where were all the brownies when i was in michigan 6 long years!btw, like most of the nyc/curry hill restaurants named madras(chennai garden/just closed madras cafe etc) madras masala isnt run by anyone from madras so dont expect a warm mylapore welcome as you walk in or a lipsmacking filter coffee to wash down the dosas (decent/not great)-

  5. I’ll be there! Anna – are you not going to the banquet dinner tomorrow evening? It’s usually one of the highlights of the SAAN conference!