Do you like to try new foods - and share with friends? We host meetups that are not too big .. so people can get acquainted and get to know one another! Feel free to share your ideas for meetups by posting on the Discussions forum.
Do you prefer restaurants with local charm over the big chain restaurants? Do you enjoy traditional dishes from different countries and cultures? Do you like to cook - or at least do you like sharing what others have prepared - we have many kinds of "participants" in our group! Are you willing to try new dishes, seasonings, or preparations at least once?
Meet locally with like-minded people who like to cook, eat and share friendship over a good meal, pot-luck, bbq, or an occasional game of cards with appetizers - this group is for you! Dine out, trade recipes/tips/ideas, go to classes or presentations about food, gardening, wine pairing, teas, or just about anything that has to do with food and drink, maybe even travel to food festivals that are nearby!
For our restaurant Meetups, separate checks or cash for your share plus tip are the norm. Sometimes, depending on the restaurant, we may dine family-style. Suggestions are welcomed! Assistant organizers - please feel free to volunteer for this innovative and important role!
Please be sure to RSVP if you are attending, and change your YES to a NO if you have a last-minute change of plans. We will have a "three strikes rule," meaning if you RSVP Yes to events and no-show three times (without a valid excuse) you will be removed from the group.
There is usually no charge for our events but occasionally there might be a fee to pay up-front to cover costs. Many other Meetups charge "per event," but our pot-lucks, barbecues and other hosted events are usually at no charge since everyone contributes in some way.