Back in the day, I used to run a meet and greet Monday at a different venue every single week. It got to be a lot for me to organize all of those, but it was fun. There was a time when our Monday events had between[masked] people every week, without fail. They were by far my most fun events, so now, I'm going to try doing a second Meet and Greet Monday some months, at a new and different venue.
For those of you who haven't been, Five Star in Raleigh is an awesome Asian cuisine experience. It's not super pricy and it makes a great date. I firmly believe that if you haven't been before, it's worth exploring. It's locally owned and operated, not a chain, and they have crappy beers (for me, cause I love 'em) and also local and other craft beers (for the rest of you, because you all make fun of my taste in domestic light beers).
I worked out an awesome deal. They let us have the bar area to meet and hang out and in exchange we get to eat free appetizers that they put out to let us sample their food (it's not quite enough to fill you up, so purchasing dinner items is encouraged, though certainly not required). To top it all off they're going to give us some great drink specials.
2.50 - Miller Lites (for me)
3.50 - Fullsteam Rocket Science IPA (for you local craft beer drinkers)
4.00 - Well drinks (for people who don't like beer.
Basically, there's something for everyone and we're excited to have you out!