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RULES
- Inactive members can and will be removed.
- I reserve the right to cancel any event with fewer than 4 people attending with 24hrs notice
- I reserve the right to cancel any event due to inclement weather conditions
- No RSVP 'hogging' then backing out last minute
- No advertising on our message boards without a prior discussion and approval of terms.

WAIT LIST
-You will be automatically bumped to Yes if you choose to be on the wait list and a spot opens.

COVER CHARGE
- We currently do not have a cover-charge

POSTING EVENTS
-If you would like to host an event just post the idea and if 3 people like it and you post a time, date and place you are good to go. There are generally 3 kinds of events:

1. The Exploration Event
This type of event is pretty spontaneous. Just list it. Give it some time to promote (at least2 to 3 weeks) and you are good to go. If it requires a reservation then it's good to set an attendance limit and put the automatic waiting list on. Keep the restaurant up to date with the reservation and expect people to drop-off at the last minute. A healthy waiting list is always good. For a first meetup setting a limit to 10 or 12 and then having a few people on the waiting list is ideal. It's good to ask the restaurant for a little flexibility and that you may have a few more or less. Don't be discouraged if you have more than a few no-shows; this happens depending on weather, traffic etc. Exploration events are great when they involve another activity, such as a bar crawl or restaurant crawl, going to a farmers market, exploring food trucks, having BBQ etc. Just remember to drink responsibly and be considerate of the establishments you enter if you have a large group.

2. The Pre-paid Event. Attendance levels are much higher with a prepaid event, so we recommend you negotiate a price with the establishment you are considering and build in a little profit for yourself. (organizing takes time and organizers should get paid even if it's just a free meal!) List the menu and price and have a link to paypal.com, brownpapertickets.com, amazon payments etc. There will always be someone who comes at the last minute and wants to pay with cash, so have a little flexibility with having some change on hand at the event and make sure you pay the establishment early on and let them know additional drinks or orders beyond the set menu are to be paid by the individuals making them. The best practice is to have a Prix Fixe menu which includes wine/drink pairings. It just makes it easier in the end and is a little more of an adventure with the food flavors being paired well with wine or other drinks.

3. The Mega Event. For larger events such as fundraisers contact us.

FeastMonkey.com
-We ask our members to also join the new FeastMonkey.com to help us in our quest to build a larger community of foodies. If you are hosting an event in New York and would like to open it up to people traveling in or if you are traveling and would like to have an adventure dining experience with foodies in the city you are traveling to, you're gonna want to do this! http://www.feastmonke...

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