What we're about

We're a fun-loving group that enjoys eating a wide variety of food from all around the world. If you love trying new foods while enjoying the company of others, this is your kind of group! We will visit restaurants, food carts/trucks/stalls, food festivals and cooking classes in our unyielding pursuit of good, interesting food! Take a look at our upcoming schedule to get an idea of the kinds of events and places we enjoy frequenting.

We typically restrict attendance at a particular outing to a dozen or so members. This is to make things manageable for the restaurants, many of which are small, family-run establishments, and to improve the experience of those dining, so you have a chance to meet many---if not all---of your fellow diners. We post our schedule many months in advance and announce when we plan to open an event to RSVPs. Please take the time to read the event description for specifics: modes of accepted payment, dress code (if any), parking suggestions and so on. If you are interested in a particular outing, note the RSVP time and try to enroll in the event as close to the opening time as possible. If an event is full, consider signing up on the waitlist, as there is often turnover as the event date approaches. We ask that you keep your RSVP status accurate, so if your plans change and you no longer plan to join us, please alter your RSVP status to "No." Repeated no-shows or late cancellations will result in expulsion from the group.

Membership is $5 annually, which goes toward our Meetup site subscription costs. We are limiting our membership to 50 participants to allow members to have a better chance of getting into those events in which they have interest. New members receive a 30-day trial period during which they are welcome to participate in all group events (on a space-available basis) to assess whether the group is a good fit. If the new members fail to pay the $5 membership fee before their trial expires, they will not be able to re-enroll in the group until a space opens up. Membership fees can be paid directly on the Eaters International site.

We hope you'll join us on some of our adventures! Come with an open mind and empty stomach!

Upcoming events (4+)

A Japanese Tea Ceremony

Needs a location

$10.00

Time to channel your inner guru! I was recently privileged to be included in a group tea ceremony.

Lauren Stern is the facilitator and proprietor of Kinnabari Tea House. She has studied the art of tea with masters around the world and is ready to share her expertise with us. Her tea ceremonies are a celebration of both the artisan teas she expertly brews and of an opportunity to self-reflect by sitting in meditative silence during the ceremony.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing as we'll be seated on the floor during the ceremony. If you'd like, bring a cushion or yoga mat to sit on. If you have physical limitations that prevent you from sitting on the floor for an extended period of time, you should skip this event.

The modest event fee only covers the cost of tea and to compensate Lauren for her time. There won't be any food served. We may decide to congregate and grab a bite at the conclusion of the tea ceremony.

RSVPs for this event will open at 7:00pm on February 12th. You must commit to this outing by 11:45pm on April 12th to allow Lauren sufficient time to prepare for the ceremony.

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Wu Tong Clan

Needs a location

Chinese BBQ snax

House of Ramen

Needs a location

Ramen in the north hood

Carpooling is encouraged.

RSVPs to this event will open at 7:00pm on September 25th. Please finalize your reservations by 11:45pm on October 15th.

A Boodle Fight

Needs a location

A boodle fight?! Never heard of it, you say?

boo•dle fight
\bü-dl fīt\

[1] A Philippine military eating tradition, originally practiced by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets, wherein members of the military—regardless of rank—gather around a long table where a jumble of food is spread over banana leaves or old newspapers, and eaten with bare hands, as a symbol of fraternity and equality

[2] In Philippine usage, the boodle fight is a military academy terminology for “eating combat” or “attack the food.”

[3] The boodle fight is usually prepared in celebration after a successful event or for a special occasion.

This is apparently a thing! Restaurants across the country---predominately Asian establishments---are offering "boodle fight" combinations for larger parties to share. The communal eating experience is a great way to sample a wide variety of dishes and the hands-on eating style makes for a fun, if somewhat messy, meal.

Queen Asia, a new Filipino-Vietnamese restaurant in Sandy, now offers a boodle fight experience to eager food combatants. The boodle fight must be ordered a week in advance and includes an incredible variety of dishes to be eaten communally upon banana leaves.

Check out the interesting boodle fight combinations on offer at Queen Asia:

Salo Salo Boodle ($275.00)

serves 6 to 10

• Rice

• Green Mango Salad

• Nilagang Baka Soup (beef soup with vegetables)

• Ensalada Talong (savory eggplant salad)

• Itlog Maalat (salted duck eggs)

• Steamed Okra Ampalaya Sitaw

• Inihaw Na Bangus (grilled milkfish)

• BBQ Chicken

• Lechon Kawali (deep-fried pork belly)

• Fried Shrimp

• Fried Calamari

• Pancit Bihon (rice stick noodles sautéed with meat, vegetables and soy sauce)

• Palitaw (sweet flat rice cake with coconut and sesame seeds)

Fiesta Boodle ($325.00)

serves 6 to 10

• Rice

• Green Mango Salad

• Nilagang Baka Soup (beef soup with vegetables)

• Ensalada Talong (savory eggplant salad)

• Itlog Maalat (salted duck eggs)

• Steamed Okra Ampalaya Sitaw

• Inihaw Na Bangus (grilled milkfish)

• Tilapia

• Crispy Pata (deep-fried pork leg with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce)

• Bicol Express (spicy pork braised in coconut milk and chilies)

• BBQ Chicken

• Fried Shrimp

• Fried Calamari

• Pancit Canton (stir-fried noodle dish with vegetables, chicken, pork and shrimp)

• Seasonal Fruit

• Turon (sweet, deep-fried banana and jackfruit spring rolls)

In order to participate in this event, plan on ordering and eating as a group. We will pre-select one of the boodles for everyone to enjoy. We'll divide the cost of the meal among the participants.

The restaurant has its own private parking lot. There is plenty of parking.

RSVPs will open at 7:00pm on June 12th. Since we need to make a week's advance reservation, you must finalize your RSVP by 11:45pm on June 26th to be included in the event.

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Past events (155)

Very Nice to Mizu

Needs a location

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