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 have a quick hit of Filipino delights at Mama Fina's. Their pork sisig is first-rate and I've never seen the delicious squid sisig anyplace else. Also hoping for laing or jackfruit. We will eat inside as it'll be very cold. Definitely pricier than Queens but conveniently central, and just a block from Veniero's. Expect around $30/pp. Cash recommended as they add 4% for use of credit cards.
Yelp listing: https://www.yelp.com/biz/mama-finas-new-york-new-york-2
Please be considerate with your RSVPs, and change to No promptly if not coming. We do keep track of no-shows, and three will get you ejected from the group.
Transit: L train to First Ave, get out at east end of the station, walk three short blocks down Avenue A.