What we're about

What is the Twin Cities Hot & Spicy Food Lovers Group?

Our group is open to all lovers of hot & spicy food who wish to indulge in the best spicy cuisine in the Twin Cities area!

We're a friendly, laid-back group but we are passionate about great spicy food -- our only requirement is, "enjoy yourself"!

Can I host my own Hot & Spicy event?

Yes! Anyone can host an event!

Have you found a great local restaurant willing to take hold back nothing in terms of spicy goodness? Let's check it out!

Please don't hesitate to go to the group page and schedule a new meetup event for your favorite spicy hangouts.

Should I be aware of any rules?

It helps a TON in planning to get an accurate head count of those who will be attending each event. Therefore, our only rule is that if you RSVP 'Yes' and can't make it to the event, please update your RSVP to 'No'.

NOTICE- due to the excessive amount of no-shows recently, the Twin Cities Hot and Spicy Food Lovers meetup group will begin enforcement of a 'three strikes, you're out' policy.
People who RSVP 'Yes' and do not attend the restaurant meetup will be noted, and messaged each time until they have dropped out 3 times. They will have their membership terminated subsequently. Noon on the meetup day will be the final cutoff to switch to a 'No' RSVP.
This policy is to insure our reservations do not inconvenience the restaurant due to a turnout that is less than was confirmed beforehand. It will also allow anyone who really desires to go with the group to be able to attend. Most restaurants can handle large groups, the limit will be increased as much as possible.
Hopefully your RSVP'S will reflect an intent to join the group and enjoy another meal together. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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Upcoming events (5+)

GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR & GRILL every Tuesday, in Crystal (a NEW location)

• What we'll do ... It's a NEW location for Tuesday night GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal, MN Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ Please bring games if you have them so we'll have plenty to choose from. Official start time is 5:00pm but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. (Mark likes to show up around 3:30pm, for example...) They do close at 2am. We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. We welcome gamers of all races, genders, orientations, religions, backgrounds, experience level and anything else you can think of - let's play some games! Hope to see you there! Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]

WEEKLY GameNight! at Surly Brewery "Pizza Upstairs" area (with a special deal!)

Here is your weekly opportunity to enjoy 3 of the best things in life.... Beer, Pizza, and Boardgames! You can order any of the many good Surly brews, (especially the special ones from downstairs), play their FREE boardgames with us upstairs, bring your own favorites if you would like, and even order one of their specialty pizzas. And do this every week on Wednesday, ....if you want to! The Surly brewery has been offering a special Wednesday night deal on a pitcher of Surly beer, a pizza, and choice of either appetizer or salad, for only $40. ....SWEET! It's in their "Pizza Upstairs" area. The pizza is good, the beer is good, the whole deal is good! And they encourage you to play some boardgames while you're there. They have some, I have more, and some folks have been bringing their own games for awhile now.... so let's join them! GameNight! is my brand for Meetup events that feature modern stuff to play. NO Monopoly allowed! LOL. Anything else like easy introductory games you could find at Target, up to hard-core brain-burner games from Kickstarter or BoardGameGeek.... if you want to play them, we can play them also. Drop in, buy some food and beers, have some fun for hours. Surly closes at 11pm, so if you get there at 4pm, it only costs $5.71/hr. at one of the best breweries around town. How can you go wrong? It might be the best pizza, beer, and company anywhere in town. Come in and join us at Surly Brewing Co. we will have board games for all types of board game enthusiasts, beer lovers, pizza eaters, and fun folks of any kind. You don't even need to play games! Just hang out with us if you'd like to just do that. We're friendly Meetup people who look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, or next Wednesday, or the Wednesday after that, or after that, or.... you get the idea! BTW.... I organized this for 11 different Meetup groups. If you only see my RSVP, don't worry - there will be a lot of people from Meetup to congregate with and have fun together. All are welcome, it's an inclusive event for everybody. Just drop in, go upstairs (they even have an elevator!), ....Meetup with others and have a good time! See you at Surly! your Hosts/Organizers, Chris Hoppe and Allen TTFN....

GameNight at the Union 32 Brewpub in Eagan, every THIRD Sunday of the month!

If it's Sunday, it's GameNight again! We're going to have boardgame fun all month long at a "new" place to play... The Union 32 Crafthouse brewpub in Eagan, MN. Here's a link to the main webpage for our new location: www.union32crafthouse.com As usual, we will have lots of chances to play our boardgames, just in a nicer setting than usual. Lots of tables and space, good lighting, no loud noise that we don't make ourselves... plus some sandwiches, pop, beer, wine, cocktails, ...your choice! As always, it's polite to remember to tip your servers for whatever food or beverages you enjoyed! Support our host location by ordering something to help make your GameNight! even more enjoyable... Can you identify the games pictured below? Then you want to hang out with us a few times during this August. You know your boardgames, and you can enjoy playing them with good company every weekend if you would like to. You're invited! FAQs... Why Move GameNight!™ to a new place so often? Because I want to stir up the hum-drum regularity of the same place every week routine that GameNight has gotten into after being a Meetup for over three years, that's why! Sure the games are often new, and always fun, and it's great to see all the regulars who show up often enough that we usually have over twenty to thirty players on any given Sunday night. But getting out of the house should be special, and a new spot to enjoy each month will help do just that. Plus, there's no law that says we can't go back to a favorite place from the past. One more thing ... you are welcome and encouraged to suggest a location that you'd like to see used for this series of Meetups in the future. Saint Paul area has been where we have met usually, and towards the North end of town, but I am open to anywhere that is popular with the group members. So make a comment to let me know what and where YOU want to play boardgames, okay? How our Boardgame Meetup group works is simple: I always bring a bunch of my games that I think are good for our group. Old, new, hard, easy, weird, you name it. Check out the pictures below for some examples ... The folks who show up pick or suggest what they'd like to play. Enough people, and we can play several games at once. Easy-peasy, it's just like a democracy! But more fun ...But what's next and new? We shall see. Bring anything you'd like to play (and maybe teach to the group). We could even go back and replay a game that we liked. Imagine that! See you there, ... and remember: "Play more games!" Your host, Chris Hoppe Welcome to GameNight! TTFN!

GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR & GRILL every Tuesday, in Crystal (a NEW location)

• What we'll do ... It's a NEW location for Tuesday night GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal, MN Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ Please bring games if you have them so we'll have plenty to choose from. Official start time is 5:00pm but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. (Mark likes to show up around 3:30pm, for example...) They do close at 2am. We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. We welcome gamers of all races, genders, orientations, religions, backgrounds, experience level and anything else you can think of - let's play some games! Hope to see you there! Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]

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