This Meetup is for the 40ish and up crowd who are interested in dining out on Saturday nights. Looking for friends, food and good conversation? You've found it all! We will also have occasional dinners on other nights of the week and periodic events other than dinner. This is a very relaxed and welcoming group, and newcomers shouldn't hesitate at all.
The group meets about once a month to have dinner at a local restaurant. Everyone pays for what they actually eat ... no worrying about who had drinks or dessert. There is usually one table bill that I split up according to who ordered what. It's easiest if you bring cash ($20s, a $10, a $5, and 5 - $1s let you make any combination you need), although the restaurants will usually cooperate if someone has a credit card. I only schedule a la carte dining ... no preset menu. What you choose is what you pay for.
It is my policy to schedule dinners in advance, but not to open RSVPs until the week prior to the dinner. This minimizes people who RSVP early, and cancel at the last minute. PLEASE use the waiting list and plan to attend. RSVPs do move a lot, especially the few days before dinner. And if there are only 1 or 2 people over, you should plan to attend anyway, because there is always someone who doesn't show up!