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I noticed that
Counting the dots in each row of the play area produces 8, 1, 13, 2, 21, 18, 7, 5, 18. Mapping 1-26 to the letters A-Z, this spells the word "HAMBURGER."
Following the direction of the arrows in the Cheatcodes box traces out the shapes of some letters and numbers:
Looking up these hex values on a table of ASCII codes, this spells out "NYC."
I realized that the red shape on the right side of the board looked just like a place I know (not sure I would've figured this out if I wasn't already quite familiar with the place):
So I'm guessing you met at
the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in Manhattan.