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The DCPP Monthly "Eat, Meet and Greet" Dinner

 

This month's Meetup will take place at Burma RestaurantThis restaurant introduced Burmese food to the nation's capital. The Burma serves authentic, regional cuisines from the Southeast Asian country. Delicious noodles and curries, salads and appetizers, vegetarian and meat dishes. Since opening it has been the winner of Washington Best Bargain Award, winner of Washington Cheap Eats 10 years in a row and reviewed by area's top publications. Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/cities/7-washington-dc/restaurants/100833-burma/menu

1. The RSVP list is limited to 15 members. Please note: If you RSVP "YES" please make sure you can definitely make it. With almost 500 members and limited seating, we cannot afford no-shows. It's unfair to the other members who would like to attend and also to the organizers who have to explain to the restaurant why the reserved # of guests didn't show. Information related to the billing and gratuity process will be sent separately to members who RSVP to attend the Meetup.

2. If the RSVP list is already full, please wait-list for the event and check back regularly to find out if a slot has opened.

3.  Attending Events

Each event is coordinated by one of the group's organizers. The reservation will be under the organizer or the DC Poetry Project name. Plus, we're usually the largest reservation at the pre-defined time frame [15 + people, as defined in the event RSVP totals] so it's easy to figure out. Members that come in early will often meetup at the restaurant's bar [if applicable] for drinks/mingle, or wait to be seated.

4. Billing Guidelines

We have adapted our “Eat, Meet and Greet” guidelines from the extremely popular Weekly Dinner Meetup group. Weekly Dinner has been in existence since 2005, so they seem to have mastered the art of the group dining.  Therefore, carefully read the guidelines below.

Billing: How's that handled?

The Event Organizer will coordinate the billing.

When the event is "open menu" / "a la carte" [which is most of our events], the Organizer will manage the process to ensure everyone pays their specific amounts. If any food / wine is shared [i.e. split] among several members, those folks should divide it evenly on their own bills.

Important Considerations:

Typically the check will be a SINGLE GROUP bill [not individual]. These are typically the *restaurant's required rules* in order for us to have an extreme large party reservation. Gratuity [i.e Tip] + Tax. Since we're dining in a large group, restaurants will assign an automatic, fixed "large group gratuity" into the final bill.

The billing process will have the check passed around to each person. Everyone will then tally their individual Total Cost [food, beverages, alcohol if consumed}. Payment for that Total Cost should go to the Organizer [cash/credit card].

The event's Organizer will then tally ALL CASH + ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS so that it definitely equals the Final Bill total [which will already have their fixed large-party gratuity factored]

How Do I Pay: Cash, Debit or Credit Cards?

Cash is ALWAYS preferred and recommended for payment, although credit cards can be selectively taken. [logistical nightmare for a restaurant to handle 15+ credit cards, as some restaurants' credit card systems have a limitation on the # of cards accepted for payment].

==> Best to have sufficient amount of cash if at all possible.

Those with credit cards: We'll provide small yellow "stickies" to you. Tally your Total Amount Due on the sticky along write the last name [must match what's on your credit card]. Attach the sticky to your card & pass back to the Organizer so they can tally your payment to ensure the Total Bill [the entire group's food, beverages, tax and fixed large-party gratuity] is covered.

Note: If using a debit or credit card, please:

Do not breakup your TIP outside of your total "To-Charge." As mentioned above, the included TIP+TAX is already factored on the overall group bill.

The above information is intended to be the basis for continued collaboration, consultation and dialogue*

We Welcome Restaurant Recommendations

According to the Weekly Dinner Meetup the following should be taken into consideration, when suggesting a restaurant: 

1) Can the restaurant accommodate our typical group size. Our events need enough space for our typical group sizes of 15-20 attendees [although, we'd consider some limited-seats events on occasion too].

2) If possible, locally owned & operated. Part of the point of this group is to experience what DC specifically has to offer, and chains that you can find nationally don't hold as much appeal to us.

3) Accessible to public transportation. Although not a requirement, Metro-accessible is preferred.

If there are questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [masked] or[masked]-0327.

 

Let Poetry Ring,

 

Michael

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Although I was unable to be there with you due to illness (ugh, a summer cold!), I was still there in spirit and I'm glad that everyone had nice time. We are growing as a "family" and it's great to watch it happen.

    Many, many thanks to Marianne and Ethan for hosting the dinner. Marianne, please tell Ethan that he has deservedly earned the title of "Honorary Member" of the DCPP and is welcome at any of our events! Until next month, Michael:-)

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Marianne S.

      Thank you, Michael :) Ethan is happy to be an Honorary Member of the DCPP!

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good time and it was nice to meet four new people at the dinner!

    August 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes, I agree...enjoyable all around

      1 · August 4, 2013

    • Marianne S.

      hope to see everyone at the 4th Saturday or next month at our next venue!

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed it, folx. Next time...

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Your welcome. I enjoyed the outing the company and the meal.
    It was fun creating together and seeing how they turned out.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Marianne S.

      Yes, I've sent Michael the poems. I enjoyed everyone's contibutions

      August 4, 2013

  • Marianne S.

    Thank you, everyone, for coming out and joining us!

    August 3, 2013

  • Marianne S.

    Would Ethan be able to squeeze in?

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If'n the Lawd's willin' 'n the crick don' rise!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this event

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In travel?.... Enjoy!... Cheers!!

    July 15, 2013

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