What we're about

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 alena.anderson@gmail.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.

Cheers!

Alena Anderson, Organizer

Upcoming events (5+)

5-Course Tasting (Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie and Chocolate) @ The Merchant!

The Merchant - Purveyor of Local Goods

I am announcing this early because they only sell 12 tickets to each event to ensure comfort. If for some reason you purchase a ticket and can no longer attend closer to the date of the event, there are no refunds, but I will try to help you sell your ticket to another member. TICKET PURCHASE $42.80 https://tinyurl.com/y2576w9c

CASUAL DINNER @ ENGINE NO. 9

Engine No. 9

Please arrive early if you can so we can save a table, they do not take reservations. I will be at the bar. Menu: www.no9burgers.com

DINNER @ HAWKERS, then Comedy/Mind Reader Show at Flying Boat Brewing Co.

HERE'S THE SCOOP **** Hawkers does not take reservations so please be on time so we can be seated together and I will call in advance and tell them we are coming to get on their wait list reso system. PARKING: The brewery is only a short (approx 5 min drive) west from Hawkers. It's in a cute neighborhood with parking in the back or street parking. The comedy event is going to be held in the production area where they brew the beer! 100 seats in the back room. TICKETS INCLUDE ONE FREE BEER!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-mind-reader-greg-raven-at-flying-boat-tickets-63082648901 Flying Boat is excited to present this unique, fun comedy mind reading event! Join Mentalist Greg Raven, Tampa Bay's number one comedy mind reader, for a mix of mentalism, audience participation, humor and magic! Mr. Raven uses a mix of slight of hand, suggestion, "thought reading," psychology, conjuring techniques and showmanship to baffle, befuddle and amaze his guests. If you have never experienced Mentalist Greg Raven's performances, then this is something you should definitely attend! Tickets are just $15 for this bucket-list event, and include your cost of admission PLUS your first beer!

SUNSET DINNER @ SEA-GUINI

Sea-Guini (Located inside the Opal Sands Resort)

MENU: www.seaguini.com https://www.opalsands.com/restaurant PARKING: This restaurant is located in the beautiful Opal Sands Resort! It's worth the trip to get down to the beach and enjoy the views. 4.5 rating on Yelp as well. I have been wanting to try this place for quite some time, so join me! "Sea-Guini (siː ‘ɡwiː.nei) – Fresh caught seafood, Italian inspired dishes Enjoy a truly unique Clearwater Beach dining experience at Sea-Guini. Fresh local seafood, Italian hand-made pastas and Neapolitan pizzas take center stage at this enticing Clearwater Beach restaurant, while the chic, contemporary design ensures spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico from every seat. The additional outdoor terrace allows guests to fully revel in the vistas and warm, tropical breezes of the Gulf. Sea-Guini only works with the area’s best local areas farmers, fishermen and purveyors to craft our clean and artfully designed dishes. Before dinner, stop by the Sea-Guini lounge for artisanal cocktails crafted with the freshest ingredients, along with local craft beers and carefully selected wines." (need to make reso)

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