This event is now full. If you would like to join the waiting list send me an mail.
Please include your phone number so I can contact you quickly if there's a cancellation. Signing up for the waiting list does not commit you to going if space becomes available. There is no fee involved in joining the waiting list.
If you are interested in this event it's important to add your name to the waiting list even if you think it's unlikely you'll be contacted to go:
1) There could be last-minute cancellations and the people ahead of you on the list might not be able to go -- or I might not be able to get ahold of them.
2) It gives me a better indication of the interest level, which can help in planning future events.
After Lulu's restaurant closed in February due to development on their block, their chef and manager opened The Nile Restaurant. He did a wonderful job hosting our group last year at Lulu's and he's looking forward to impressing everyone at his new place. The menu for our dinner is completely vegan and will be served family style...
Cooked garbanzo beans, pureed and mixed with lemon and tahini. Served with warm, fresh pita. (gluten free, except the pita)
Garbanzo beans ground with onion, garlic, and spices, shaped into small patties and fried. (gluten free)
A hearty homemade split yellow pea soup, topped with special spices. (gluten free)
House salad with lemon and olive oil dressing. (gluten free)
Pasta and rice tossed with brown lentils and fried onions. Served with a light, spicy garlic tomato sauce.
Spinach, chopped onions, and walnuts layered in thin dough and baked. Served with tabbouleh.
Carrots, zucchini, and potatoes served with tomato sauce over a bed of couscous.
Tea, coffee, and soda will be served with the meal. Beer and wine will be available for an extra charge.
The $15.00 fee includes the tax, tip, and everything mentioned above (except the noted beverages). That breaks down to about $11.00 for the meal, plus tax, tip, and a little to cover the meetup.com and PayPal fees. The Nile is giving our group a great deal. A meal like this would normally cost over $40, with tax and tip.
Pre-payment is required to RSVP (see exception below). Meetup.com automates this process when you pay via PayPal. If you want to pay by check, contact me and I will give you my mailing address. I will manually update your RSVP as soon as I receive your request, but since our events fill up quickly, out of fairness to other group members I will remove the RSVP if the check is not received within four business days.
Special honor system exception: If you have been in the group for a while and have a history of attending and paying for events without any problems you can contact me about paying me at the event. This accommodation is provided as a convenience -- you are still responsible for paying even if you do not attend.
Important Note: I will manually update the RSVPs of people who pay by check or use the honor system, but it's possible the event will fill up before I check my email. If that happens I will add you to the waiting list.
The $15.00 fee includes a little extra to cover PayPal's fees (74 cents) as well as Meetup.com's $144 annual cost.
If you cancel on or before Saturday, May 28th you will get a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline or if you do not show up to the event. If something comes up at the last minute you are welcome to find someone else to attend instead of you. The reason refunds are not given after the deadline is that I agree to pay for everyone who has paid me at that point.
What about kids?
Children 7 and under can attend for free. All other kids pay full price. Please include kids as guests when RSVPing unless they will not take up a seat. Please also make a note in the comment section of your RSVP if kids will be joining you, and their ages.
This is a vegetarian group. Why is the dinner vegan?
This group has members who are vegetarian, vegan, and just interested. Everyone is welcome. I think it's important for our events to have a menu that not only has something for everyone, but where everyone can eat everything.