We're enthusiastic open-minded foodies of all ages, who love sampling and sharing cuisines from all over the world.
Family-style dining often nets a cheaper and more intriguing experience: a group can try lots of unfamiliar or unusual dishes that you might never have risked a whole meal on. If you delight in exploring ethnic restaurants and will travel most anywhere a NYC Metrocard can take you, you're a potential friend. Many events will be for omnivores, some vegetarian or vegan or veg-friendly, and typically they'll run around $20-$30 per person. (A few places may be AYCE buffets, or better for individual ordering, but most meals will be shared.)
Let's try Chuan Tian Xia, a well-reputed Szechuan place in Brooklyn. Be prepared for some very spicy and garlicky food! Estimate $27-30/pp w/tax, tip, and $2 fee. Some possible dishes, depending on number of and input from participants:
Chengdu cold noodles
Dragon Hand dumplings
Sour spicy seafood soup
Cucumber with garlic chili sauce
Stir fry pea shoots
Fish flavor eggplant
Pork with garlic sauce
Chongqing spicy chicken
Hot spicy pot
Hibachi Japanese tofu OR MaPo tofu
Poached beef with hot chili
Dry whole fish
Pineapple fried rice w/shrimp
Yelp listing: https://www.yelp.com/biz/chuan-tian-xia-%E5%B7%9D%E5%A4%A9%E4%B8%8B-brooklyn
Please bring cash if possible (makes everyone's lives easier) and RSVP responsibly so as not to inconvenience other diners or the restaurant. We do keep track of no-shows, and three will get you ejected from the group.
Transit: Take N, R, or W to 53rd Street, walk 3 long & 2 short blocks, OR take N or W to 8th Avenue, walk 1 long & 7 short blocks. Either way, about a half-mile from the nearest train station.