You love SPICY food and yearn to find others who share the same passion you have for spicy food - Indian, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese, Cajun, Ethiopian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, etc. - as long as it is spicy. We are OMNIVORES, and will seek out all the spicy joints around the bay area (mostly in Oakland/Berkeley area) and enjoy our spicy meals together, FAMILY STYLE. A clear face photo of you is required to be approved to join the group. If you lack a face photo, your request will be denied.
To keep costs manageable, this private group has a cap of 50 members. We are only keeping active members who enjoy meeting and dining together on a regular basis. Inactivity of 3 months or longer may cause removal of your membership in order to create openings for new members. For the 50-member limit, Meetup chargers $9.99/month, paid for by the organizer. A donation of $1 per person, per event, to help cover this is voluntary, but greatly appreciated!
How does this work?????
How the bills are split? We will do family style most of the time, which is easy to divide equally; otherwise, each member pays for the food and drink they order. When we dine in family style, the organizer does the math at the end of the meal. I ask you to bring cash* and pay in cash, because it makes it MUCH easier for everyone. Additionally, it greatly benefits the restaurants when we pay in cash.
RSVP info. IMPORTANT. When you RSVP for an event, please make sure you have 'notifications' turned on in your settings. You are responsible for updating your RSVP if you can't make it even if you are on the waitlist. In some cases, several members had to cancel in the last few days, moving up (unsuspecting) people from the waitlist. Because Meetup has an 'automatic' waitlist, if you are next on the list, you will be moved up. This is why it is imperative that you get (and read) email notifications.
Waitlist ---- Although Meetup has an automatic waitlist system, occasionally, the organizer may manually move Waitlist people to Going in order to provide new members the opportunity to participate.
*If you show up without cash or don't have enough cash to cover your portion. I will have the restaurant staff issue a separate bill for your portion so you can make a credit card payment. If you repeatedly show up without cash, you will be removed from the group.
**I have a 2 no-show policy. Anyone with 2 no-shows will be removed from the group. It is unfair to me, to other members waiting to get in, and to the restaurant, to NOT show up, or to cancel at the last minute (less than 24 hours). I appreciate everyone's understanding on this.
***Other reasons you could be removed from the group are as follows, but not limited to: You become confrontational during a meetup, you harass event organizer(s) either online or in person (all organizers are volunteers and deserve privacy), you have diet restrictions and simply can't dine in family style with others, you get in a verbal or physical fight during a meetup with another member or non-member, you ruin the dining experience for others in the group by other behavior not mentioned in this paragraph.