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!