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Fark Party
Host: Paranoia-'
Description: 24 Hour Notice. Roads are open, power's on, and God's giving us an extra hour to drink. Saturday, November 3rd: History lovers and alcoholics of PA, DE, and MD unite at the Deer Park Tavern in Newark, DE
Date/Time: November 3, 2012 - 09:00 PM (local time)
Party Info: ::Update 11/2:: Everything looks good! Deer Park has power, (local) roads are open and going strong, and Daylight Savings Time comes in just as the bar is closing and says "NOPE! You get one more hour to drink!" The stars have aligned, and you need to be there.

::Update 10/27:: I'm not sure how Sandy will affect the Newark area. Obviously it is hard to predict the outcome of something like this, but I will be calling the Deer Park later and asking if they are in a flood warning area, or expect to be back up and running by Saturday. Sandy should end on Tuesday and power outages are only expected to last three days, so I am expecting this to go forward at this point. I will still be there, and hope to see you all there as well!

::UPDATE!:: Reservation is made for 9pm under Fark.com. We have our own section and server, I guess because they've heard of us and don't want us to frighten the other customers.

We've got a lot of Farkers in the DelMarPa tri-state area, but the Marylanders and Pennsylvanians are well-known for their unmasked hatred of each other. This is a chance to bring them all together in the neutral and universally hated state of Delaware.

The Deer Park Tavern sits on the spot where St. Patrick's Inn stood before burning down. SPI was known as a stopping spot for George Washington and Edgar Allen Poe, as well as Mason and Dixon while they were busy deciding who could have slaves. The Deer Park is also believed to have been a stopping point for the Underground Railroad.

Newark, being a college town, has several bars to choose from. The Deer Park is at the end of the main strip and tends to be more of a stop for townies than college kids. Lots of seating, great drink specials, and live music on Saturday nights, plus SEVERAL college bars within walking distance if you decide the Deer Park doesn't do it for you, or if we all get kicked out.

Still trying to figure out the best time to get it started, but I figure I'll probably show up there around 9pm and ride it until it closes.

This is my first attempt at organizing a Fark Party so we'll see how it goes. Any of you professional organizers are absolutely more than welcome to shoot me an email, EIP, and share advice or horror stories. I'll be providing "Hello, My name is..." tags and peanut butter cookies. BYO Social Awkwardness.

All day, every day specials:
$1 Keystone Light cans
$3 Tall Captain Morgan drinks
$3 Oak $ Cokes
$3 Orange Crushes
$4 Energy & Vodka drinks
$3 Rail Vodka drinks
$3 Miller Lite, Coors Lite, and High Life 24 oz cans
$5 Absolut mixed drinks

25 beers on tap.
 
Location: Deer Park Tavern
108 W Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 894-1200
(view map)
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2012-10-09 06:22:27 PM

logistic: Aww bring em along!!! Children + drunken Farkers sounds like an idea that has absolutely no possibility of anything at all going wrong whatsoever. Now I want to bring by newborn son with me the more I think about it.


Awesome, then everyone present can have a debate about crotchfruit-in-tow at bars, breastfeeding in public, and we could somehow throw in (not) tipping the wait staff at the bar. Maybe after everyone gets a bit tipsy, the debate could shift to circumciscion. Be sure to take pictures.
 
2012-10-09 06:29:51 PM

logistic: Paranoia-': logistic: airborneric: Awwww! That's like 20 minutes from my house! I have kid duty though :(

Aww bring em along!!! Children + drunken Farkers sounds like an idea that has absolutely no possibility of anything at all going wrong whatsoever. Now I want to bring by newborn son with me the more I think about it.

Newborn as of now, or will-be-newborn at the time?

16 days old now so he'll be old enough to drive me home if I drink to much at the party :D


Oh wow! I had seen the due date in your profile. You should probably update that!
 
2012-10-09 06:38:48 PM

Paranoia-': logistic: Paranoia-': logistic: airborneric: Awwww! That's like 20 minutes from my house! I have kid duty though :(

Aww bring em along!!! Children + drunken Farkers sounds like an idea that has absolutely no possibility of anything at all going wrong whatsoever. Now I want to bring by newborn son with me the more I think about it.

Newborn as of now, or will-be-newborn at the time?

16 days old now so he'll be old enough to drive me home if I drink to much at the party :D

Oh wow! I had seen the due date in your profile. You should probably update that!


Oh crap I forgot about that lol thanks will do! He decided to hatch early
 
2012-10-09 06:39:40 PM
Grotto's is horrible in my opinion. Not only is the pizza bad they never seem to get the order right. Go to Nicola's and get a Nicoboli. Unfortunately, back in my day, Nicola's did not believe in metal silverware or paper plates.

The Deer Park is legendary, some urban and some otherwise. They remodeled the place a number of years ago and did a nice job. However, on a hot day, with enough patrons, you can still smell the horse piss, at least I thought that was horse piss I smelled. I'm not sure if they still have dollar nachos night.

You could always wander down to Klondike Kate's or Iron Hill Brewery. The Crab Trap is long gone and The Stone Balloon is not the same bar.
 
2012-10-09 06:40:57 PM
What, couldn't you get a table at the stone balloon?

Oh yeah...

rageface.jpg
 
2012-10-09 06:49:09 PM
Grotto Pizza is pretty bad. When I first moved here, everybody told me how great it was. I think it tastes like cardboard with burnt sauce on it. As for the party, I live very close to Newark, but I don't know any folks on here anymore. About 10 years ago when I had a TF membership, I knew a bunch but most are gone. I'm just a sad, lonely social misfit so I doubt I'll make it to this one.
 
2012-10-09 06:57:03 PM

Marshall Willenholly: Grotto Pizza is pretty bad. When I first moved here, everybody told me how great it was. I think it tastes like cardboard with burnt sauce on it. As for the party, I live very close to Newark, but I don't know any folks on here anymore. About 10 years ago when I had a TF membership, I knew a bunch but most are gone. I'm just a sad, lonely social misfit so I doubt I'll make it to this one.


When your comparative pizzas are little caesar, papa johns, and dominos, Grotto is great.

If you come from a place with great pizza, it's just ok.
 
2012-10-09 07:03:31 PM
just don't let any of the Maryland people drive
 
2012-10-09 07:04:28 PM
Of for fark sake -- I LOVE Grotto Pizza. That said, I grew up gorging on it every year at the beach and having to wait a full year to eat it again.

Now, I can't pass a Grotto's without getting a slice.

/it is a love it or hate it taste
 
2012-10-09 07:05:20 PM
I'm in DC.
How do I get there?
Can I hop on a vanpool with other FARKers?
At least for the ride there?
Huh?
....anybody?...Bueller?
 
2012-10-09 07:07:50 PM

zooter: gilgigamesh: Holy crap. The Deer Park: my old nemesis.

I don't live in Newark anymore, but if anyone goes pick me up some whippits from Wonderland while you're over there. EIP.

Ha! I enjoyed many a Wonderland whippit myself back in the '80s. Did anyone ever actually buy records at that place?


Back in the 80s, eh? I was probably doing them with you.

Only I don't remember because of the great big skidmark the whippits made on my brain from 1986 - 1991.
 
2012-10-09 07:10:30 PM

socially inept was taken: Of for fark sake -- I LOVE Grotto Pizza. That said, I grew up gorging on it every year at the beach and having to wait a full year to eat it again.

Now, I can't pass a Grotto's without getting a slice.

/it is a love it or hate it taste


Great, so we'll see you there!

Unhip1: I'm in DC.
How do I get there?
Can I hop on a vanpool with other FARKers?
At least for the ride there?
Huh?
....anybody?...Bueller?


Have you checked the Amtrak?

/no clue what the schedule or stops are like, I just know everyone rides it around here
 
2012-10-09 07:10:37 PM
Are New Jerseyites (who also hate Delaware) allowed to join in?
 
2012-10-09 07:12:49 PM

RminusQ: Are New Jerseyites (who also hate Delaware) allowed to join in?


Yes but only if you don't make any of us go to New Jersey. That place scares me.
 
2012-10-09 07:14:20 PM
Hey, that's only about 25 minutes away from me. If I can remember to, and I have nothing else going on, I just might have to swing by.

Also, as long as alcoholic Farkers are in the area, it would be wrong of me to not suggest swinging by State Line Liquors just a few miles south, right off of I-95. Lovely beer selection. Directions from Deer Park.
 
2012-10-09 07:16:44 PM
► Paranoia-' [TotalFark]

Have you checked the Amtrak?

/no clue what the schedule or stops are like, I just know everyone rides it around here


Megabus gets me to Univ of Delaware. Is that close by?
 
Pav
2012-10-09 07:22:39 PM
My old college bar! I love the DP. Grottos sucks anus. Margaritas is the best pizza on that block.
 
2012-10-09 07:25:47 PM

Unhip1: ► Paranoia-' [TotalFark]

Have you checked the Amtrak?

/no clue what the schedule or stops are like, I just know everyone rides it around here

Megabus gets me to Univ of Delaware. Is that close by?


Yes, very (depending on which part)
 
2012-10-09 07:30:41 PM
This is not a bookmark for the thread in case I happen to be in the area that weekend.

Not at all.
 
2012-10-09 07:33:49 PM
Dammit I'll be in town on the 2nd visiting my brother.

/UD class of '09 myself.
 
2012-10-09 07:36:49 PM

Unhip1: ► Paranoia-' [TotalFark]

Have you checked the Amtrak?

/no clue what the schedule or stops are like, I just know everyone rides it around here

Megabus gets me to Univ of Delaware. Is that close by?


YES, the bar is basically on the UD campus.


I killed many brain cells in that place during my 4.5yrs of living in Newark, but liked it far better before they redid it about 10yrs ago.
 
2012-10-09 08:28:06 PM
Holy shiat. I didn't even know there WERE farkers in my tiny little neck of the woods.

I'm in! I don't think I've ever used an exclamation point to confirm a trip to a Newark bar. :P
 
2012-10-09 08:37:55 PM

moogrum: Anyone who goes MUST try Grotto's Pizza, so I have some allies during pizza threads.


Will be in Newark 2 weeks before that for homecoming!

And Grottos is only good drunk when leaving that place for the night. Peace-a-Pizza is where it's at!
 
2012-10-09 08:50:32 PM

UDel_Kitty: moogrum: Anyone who goes MUST try Grotto's Pizza, so I have some allies during pizza threads.

Will be in Newark 2 weeks before that for homecoming!

And Grottos is only good drunk when leaving that place for the night. Peace-a-Pizza is where it's at!


+1. Grottos is OK when you're drunk and starving, it isn't anywhere close to being called good unless you are comparing it to Dominos or frozen Elios from the grocery store.
 
2012-10-09 08:57:28 PM
Neat. This is only a few minutes drive for me, probably the closest fark party yet! Too bad I've been lurking for like.. 5 years.
 
2012-10-09 09:16:28 PM
Whatevs. More for me then. I'll actually be back in DE that weekend but it's my cousins wedding so I can't make it :(
 
2012-10-09 09:22:16 PM

IamPatSajak: Neat. This is only a few minutes drive for me, probably the closest fark party yet! Too bad I've been lurking for like.. 5 years.


That's okay. You have a simulpost with Jaro. He's a cool guy, so I'm sure it rubbed off onto you. See you there, right?!
 
2012-10-09 09:33:52 PM
Wow. I really have no excuse not to go to this one!
 
2012-10-09 10:49:20 PM
Wow -- only 75 minutes from Baltimore! First Fark party.
 
2012-10-09 11:19:06 PM
Oh my gosh!!! A fark party on my home turf? And i've never been to one? And it's right when i'll be out of the navy? I don't know about you, but i can't wait to tell my liver to put on its sadness pants!
 
2012-10-10 12:02:44 AM
Hmm... I gotta be in Delmarva on Sunday anyway... and it's only an hour or so away from me to begin with...
 
2012-10-10 03:42:19 AM
I got banned from there for writing an Edgar Allan Poe poem on the balcony handrail with a fat Magnum Sharpie.

/dumb drunk
/plus mushrooms
 
2012-10-10 04:22:43 AM

nccvball:

You could always wander down to Klondike Kate's or Iron Hill Brewery. The Crab Trap is long gone and The Stone Balloon is not the same bar.


What happened to the Stone Balloon? I have many fond memories.

I went to the Univ. of Delaware and also have many fond memories of the Deer Park. It's just as much students as townies. That was one of the cool things about it, everyone went there. I sometimes saw Professors there.

One of the legends is that Edgar Allen Poe wrote part of The Raven while staying there (it used to also be an Inn). When I was in college (way back in the 80s), the DP also had the funniest, most interesting writing on the bathroom walls. I know that sounds weird, but everybody would take a few minutes to read the walls while in there.

I live in Texas now (Austin, not the real Texas) so I won't be able to make it. Have fun.
 
2012-10-10 05:24:36 AM

Phins: What happened to the Stone Balloon? I have many fond memories.


The owner sold the property in...2005? It was torn down and turned into luxury condos, and there's a wine bar that kind of tries to incorporate the name, but obviously it's not the same. My class (2006) was the last to fully enjoy mug nights. I still have my mug, ribbons tied on it so I'd know which it was when we got them back from the bartender.
 
2012-10-10 09:19:03 AM
Edgar Allen Poe was said to have written the Raven at the DP and a giant Raven stands in the entry hall. Poe also cursed the DP because he fell in the mud one time exiting his carriage. He cursed it and everyone in it.

Also Grottos sucks ass, that shiat is like cardboard with sauce from acme.

If you do attend and have never had their beer, Dog Fish Head from lower slower Delaware is a must have.
- Bob ( Newark, De)
 
2012-10-10 11:14:13 AM

nccvball: Grotto's is horrible in my opinion. Not only is the pizza bad they never seem to get the order right. Go to Nicola's and get a Nicoboli. Unfortunately, back in my day, Nicola's did not believe in metal silverware or paper plates.

The Deer Park is legendary, some urban and some otherwise. They remodeled the place a number of years ago and did a nice job. However, on a hot day, with enough patrons, you can still smell the horse piss, at least I thought that was horse piss I smelled. I'm not sure if they still have dollar nachos night.

You could always wander down to Klondike Kate's or Iron Hill Brewery. The Crab Trap is long gone and The Stone Balloon is not the same bar.



Yeah Nicolas is way better. Nicks pizza that was on the boardwalk was waybetter they closed but someone got the recipie fromk them they are around hte corner from Dollys. My first experience from Grottos when I was a kid had me and my brother throwing up on the beach good times.
 
2012-10-10 01:30:52 PM

UDel_Kitty:

The owner sold the property in...2005? It was torn down and turned into luxury condos, and there's a wine bar that kind of tries to incorporate the name, but obviously it's not the same. My class (2006) was the last to fully enjoy mug nights. I still have my mug, ribbons tied on it so I'd know which it was when we got them back from the bartender.


This makes me sad. I still have my Balloon mugs as well, and they are also personalized for the same reason. A glass one from '99 and a plastic one from '01. They had to make the change after a drunk meathead from one Fraternity (I think KA, but not 100% sure) smashed his mug into some girl's face because she shot him down when he was hitting on her.
 
2012-10-10 02:10:05 PM
So what's the etiquette with these Fark Party threads? Should I make an update like once a week to keep it up and make sure new people see it? Or do I just let it alone until a week or so before, and then do a reminder?

Also, excited to see more people coming out of the woodworks! Hope to see you all there!
 
2012-10-10 02:21:25 PM
Party threads automatically bump themselves a few times before the party
 
2012-10-10 02:55:04 PM

Mike: Party threads automatically bump themselves a few times before the party


Awesome, thanks. :)
 
2012-10-10 06:34:28 PM
mmm dog fish head. I'm still recovering from the Kennett Brewfest (drinking does not agree with me), but I think I can make it :)
 
2012-10-13 10:26:12 PM
Yes yes, I know it's only been 4 days since I created this Fark Party event, but I'm bumping it because I figure we have significantly different crowds on a Saturday night than on a Tuesday mid-afternoon. Look for the next bump on a Thursday around 8am.

/Just kidding; I'll wait for the automatic bump after this ;)
 
2012-10-13 10:28:26 PM
You know, I dunno if I wanna carpool with any of you farks, but I'm more than willing to try if there is one leaving from baltimore. I'll most likely be working though.
 
2012-10-13 10:30:56 PM
What I get a list of who is attending? This will affect my decision.
 
2012-10-13 10:33:11 PM

we'refromthesamestory: You know, I dunno if I wanna carpool with any of you farks, but I'm more than willing to try if there is one leaving from baltimore. I'll most likely be working though.


The best I could do is North East, MD. You know, on account of that's where I live. But I don't know how you'd get home from there, assuming you'd be piss-ass drunk. Maybe logistic?

Mr. Murder: What I get a list of who is attending? This will affect my decision.


Yes. Yes you will. That email I just sent you is definitely NOT a picture of my penis. It is the guest list.
 
2012-10-13 10:37:03 PM

Paranoia-': we'refromthesamestory: You know, I dunno if I wanna carpool with any of you farks, but I'm more than willing to try if there is one leaving from baltimore. I'll most likely be working though.

The best I could do is North East, MD. You know, on account of that's where I live. But I don't know how you'd get home from there, assuming you'd be piss-ass drunk. Maybe logistic?

Mr. Murder: What I get a list of who is attending? This will affect my decision.

Yes. Yes you will. That email I just sent you is definitely NOT a picture of my penis. It is the guest list.


I am not sharing a hotel room with a TFer.
 
2012-10-13 10:41:13 PM

we'refromthesamestory: I am not sharing a hotel room with a TFer.


That is pretty gross.
 
2012-10-13 10:42:13 PM
i hate delaware too but that's a 7 hour drive
 
2012-10-13 10:43:34 PM

we'refromthesamestory: Paranoia-': we'refromthesamestory: You know, I dunno if I wanna carpool with any of you farks, but I'm more than willing to try if there is one leaving from baltimore. I'll most likely be working though.

The best I could do is North East, MD. You know, on account of that's where I live. But I don't know how you'd get home from there, assuming you'd be piss-ass drunk. Maybe logistic?

Mr. Murder: What I get a list of who is attending? This will affect my decision.

Yes. Yes you will. That email I just sent you is definitely NOT a picture of my penis. It is the guest list.

I am not sharing a hotel room with a TFer.


Oh yeah, sorry. Forgot that he said he was getting a room. I
 
2012-10-13 10:48:14 PM

Paranoia-': we'refromthesamestory: Paranoia-': we'refromthesamestory: You know, I dunno if I wanna carpool with any of you farks, but I'm more than willing to try if there is one leaving from baltimore. I'll most likely be working though.

The best I could do is North East, MD. You know, on account of that's where I live. But I don't know how you'd get home from there, assuming you'd be piss-ass drunk. Maybe logistic?

Mr. Murder: What I get a list of who is attending? This will affect my decision.

Yes. Yes you will. That email I just sent you is definitely NOT a picture of my penis. It is the guest list.

I am not sharing a hotel room with a TFer.

Oh yeah, sorry. Forgot that he said he was getting a room. I


Also it IS in Deleware, which is kind of far away as f*ck. I think rostit and I should just say f*ck it and smoke some blunts instead.
 
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