Hello Foodies! Welcome to the group. I am excited to explore all of the amazing restaurants in and around the St Pete area. I already organize a successful Tampa Foodie Group https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Foodies/ . However, I wanted to expand my foodie experience and include Saint Pete as well.
Meetup has been a great way to connect with some amazing people, and who doesn't like to eat!? This is not a dating group, just a co-ed group sharing dining experiences, making friends and having fun.
Some housekeeping matters are as follows:
1) Meetup charges $190/year to run the Meetup page. I will be collecting $10/year to help offset that cost and to compensate me for my time and efforts. Trust me, I put a lot of work into this, as anyone that is a member of my Tampa group knows. The service Meetup uses (similar to PayPal) is WePay. Out of the $10 they take $1.80 as as service fee. Ouch! So I would prefer payment be in cash to the host at an event or you can PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, etc. to my email and I will mark you paid manually. My email is email@example.com. Please put St Pete Foodies in the memo. If your name is different than what is listed as your profile name on Meetup, please put your Meetup name in the memo as well so I can mark you paid.
2) I am strict if there is a pattern of last minute (same day) cancellations and no-shows. Two no-show is automatic removal. A pattern of last minute cancellations is at my discretion for removal. I usually send a message with a warning and if the behavior contiues, you are removed. No refund of dues will be issued if you have attended an event. That is the policy for all members.
3) No soliciting your business or other meetup groups to gain members. That will result in automatic removal.
Check out the calendar of our upcoming events and let's dine together! I look forward to meeting you all.
Let's mingle at the bar for a drink and then be seated at 5:30-6pm approx. They don't take reservations so we can request a table and then be seated