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Our sponsor: Menuism

As you were perusing other meetup groups, you may have noticed that some groups charge an annual fee. The Restaurant Circle does not because we are lucky enough to have a sponsor, Menuism!

What is Menuism is a combination of restaurant menus, restaurant & food reviews, dining journals, and social networking – all rolled into one.

Who is We started out as two college friends – Justin and John -- who had a huge stack of menus sitting by the phone. You know you have one too! It’s the stack of menus that is covered with notes? Where the chicken tortellini is circled and there’s a smiley face on it? We wanted to share those menus, along with our notes and thoughts on the menu items, and we wanted to know what menus other people had and what they thought of the chicken tortellini at those restaurants. So we scratched our heads (respectively, of course) and came up with Menuism!

What's that chubby little orange thing? He’s not a thing, he’s Foodha! Foodha’s name stems from Food + Buddha, so you can see we’re serious about this enlightening thing. Foodha is there to inspire you to share your thoughts on dishes and restaurants. He’s the fine eating spirit in all of us. And, more importantly, he reminds us that there's always room for dessert!

HOW DO I GET STARTED? Well, it depends on what you'd like to do... first, go to
READ. Browse the articles... they have several dedicated and inspiring bloggers who can open up whole new worlds of food knowledge! Want to know "What the hell does a vegan eat anyway?" Expert blogger Amber Shea Ford writes all about it. Having a dinner party and need some tips on how to select the best beef? John Brady can help you out. Going out for Indian and want to know the difference between naan and roti? Prerna Singh can give you the lowdown.
WRITE. Click on the Write a Review link in the upper left-hand corner. It will ask you for the restaurant name and a city. Search results may list multiple locations... simply click on the correct location and start typing! You can be as basic or as detailed as you want... simply write a summary about what you think of the restaurant in general, or break it down dish by dish. You can even get as specific as how much your bill came to and why you were there (work meeting, fun with friends, etc).
FIND. Taking a trip to San Francisco and want to know a few good places to eat... recommended by people that have been there and know? Type in San Francisco and hit Go. You can sort by cuisine, rating, neighborhood, even just which restaurants are new. You can read reviews, browse photos and find out which dishes people liked best.

Think all that is dry and boring? Get a load of this!
Write reviews, get paid! Post the most reviews in any given month and win 1st Place ($100), 2nd Place ($50) or 3rd Place ($20) in the Monthly Review Contest!
Eat Big or Go Home! Earn points, complete missions, level up. This ought to appeal to your inner gamer... or even just those of you with a competitive streak. Justin and John say, "Earn points for doing things like writing reviews, and achieve higher levels, titles and badges for completing missions, like reviewing a certain number of restaurants. You’ll also see how you stack up against your fellow foodies. Do YOU have what it takes to stay atop the leaderboards? What you see on the site now is just the start. Over the coming weeks and months we'll add more missions, levels and badges, and tie in some real-world rewards for certain contests. We’re ecstatic about this new rewards system, and we hope you’ll enjoy it too!" Read all about it here.

Happy Eating and Happy Writing!
The Restaurant Circle

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Founded Feb 22, 2007



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