What we're about

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

Our group is open to all lovers of hot & "spicy" foods, and wish to indulge in the best ethnic cuisines that the Twin Cities area has to offer!!

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 favourite spicy hangouts.

Should I be aware of any ground rules?
As it takes a TON of planning and organising, to get an accurate head count of those who will be attending each event.

Therefore, our core group 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.

For those 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.

As a rule, RSVP will be closed the day of a meetup to assure that an accurate number will be noted for both the host and the restaurant.

Especially now that more and more restaurants are texting for an accurate number for a said reservation.

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 (4+)

GameNight! this Sunday - Now at LynLake Brewery! - Fun, Food, & 20-30 Folks!

GameNight! every Sunday in the Minneapolis Lyn-Lake area,
at the LynLake Brewery,
across the street from the Jungle Theatre.
Now with gift cards!

The LynLake Brewery likes our group so much that they generously give me a $20 gift card FREE every week!
Which I then "raffle" off to whoever is present....
when I roll a d20 die,
if your nametag matches,
.... YOU WIN!
Congratulations to last week's winner (pictured above!) ....who was also a first-time player. 😁 beginner's luck?

I then encourage you to come frequently and play boardgames with us, by giving away that same $20 gift card to ONE of the first 20 people who join us that week, and who get themselves a numbered nametag to wear.
No purchase is necessary.
But you must be present to win,
....or how else would I give you the prize?
Typically I roll a 20-sided d20 die to choose the random winner,
then I yell out the winning number,
(we all cheer ....or boo!),
and someone get $20 worth of FREE beer and/or LynLake food.
Statistically, everyone is sorta getting a buck off their 1st beer or beverage,
(....over the long run, that is!)

(You may not see many RSVPs,
It's a multi-group event with many regulars, and this is only one of the places that this weekly event is announced, but we usually have from 20 to 30 people who show up each week on Sunday afternoon/evenings to play games together. We haven't had 40 people in awhile, but how cool would that be?)-
The LynLake Brewery is our weekly homebase.
They have many food choices, several craft beer and non-alcoholic options, and a well-lit RESERVED seating area up by the front door area, with lots of space for boardgamers.
(Come and tell me what you think of this choice. I have other options in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, several twin cities area breweries, and so on, but.... YOU need to like the location to make it a success!)

Our group will be spending every Sunday afternoon/evening at the LynLake Brewery playing boardgames, enjoying their food, excellent craft beers, and having FUN! Just like we've been doing for over TEN years....
Just remember that as guests of LynLake Brewery, we need to support this business that is nice enough to let us use their facilities for several hours every week. So buy some of the food, enjoy a adult beverage if you so desire, and don't forget to tip the staff! (they have to put up with you and all the rest of us nerds for hours EVERY week! )

Note for anyone considering first time attendance:
We welcome anyone bringing their own games, but don't at all feel obliged to. Our regulars all bring loads of games from simple to complex, so we'll have you covered. Our regulars also like playing all sorts of board games from simple to complex, so don't let any ideas about your skill level keep you away.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO POSTED ON:
https://www.meetup.com/get_out_get_social
https://www.meetup.com/twincitiesboardgames/
https://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Board-Game-Get-Together/
https://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Secular-Singles-Group/
https://www.meetup.com/hot-and-spicy
https://www.meetup.com/vipnightlife/
https://www.meetup.com/happy-hours-movies-dining
https://www.facebook.com/lynlakebrewery/

Let's have lots of gameplaying fun,
and even make new friends too!
Your Host/Organizer,
Chris Hoppe

Questions? ....text me at[masked]
....or just drop in on any Sunday around 4:00pm!

GameNight! this Sunday - Now at LynLake Brewery! - Fun, Food, & 20-30 Folks!

GameNight! every Sunday in the Minneapolis Lyn-Lake area,
at the LynLake Brewery,
across the street from the Jungle Theatre.
Now with gift cards!

The LynLake Brewery likes our group so much that they generously give me a $20 gift card FREE every week!
Which I then "raffle" off to whoever is present....
when I roll a d20 die,
if your nametag matches,
.... YOU WIN!
Congratulations to last week's winner (pictured above!) ....who was also a first-time player. 😁 beginner's luck?

I then encourage you to come frequently and play boardgames with us, by giving away that same $20 gift card to ONE of the first 20 people who join us that week, and who get themselves a numbered nametag to wear.
No purchase is necessary.
But you must be present to win,
....or how else would I give you the prize?
Typically I roll a 20-sided d20 die to choose the random winner,
then I yell out the winning number,
(we all cheer ....or boo!),
and someone get $20 worth of FREE beer and/or LynLake food.
Statistically, everyone is sorta getting a buck off their 1st beer or beverage,
(....over the long run, that is!)

(You may not see many RSVPs,
It's a multi-group event with many regulars, and this is only one of the places that this weekly event is announced, but we usually have from 20 to 30 people who show up each week on Sunday afternoon/evenings to play games together. We haven't had 40 people in awhile, but how cool would that be?)-
The LynLake Brewery is our weekly homebase.
They have many food choices, several craft beer and non-alcoholic options, and a well-lit RESERVED seating area up by the front door area, with lots of space for boardgamers.
(Come and tell me what you think of this choice. I have other options in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, several twin cities area breweries, and so on, but.... YOU need to like the location to make it a success!)

Our group will be spending every Sunday afternoon/evening at the LynLake Brewery playing boardgames, enjoying their food, excellent craft beers, and having FUN! Just like we've been doing for over TEN years....
Just remember that as guests of LynLake Brewery, we need to support this business that is nice enough to let us use their facilities for several hours every week. So buy some of the food, enjoy a adult beverage if you so desire, and don't forget to tip the staff! (they have to put up with you and all the rest of us nerds for hours EVERY week! )

Note for anyone considering first time attendance:
We welcome anyone bringing their own games, but don't at all feel obliged to. Our regulars all bring loads of games from simple to complex, so we'll have you covered. Our regulars also like playing all sorts of board games from simple to complex, so don't let any ideas about your skill level keep you away.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO POSTED ON:
https://www.meetup.com/get_out_get_social
https://www.meetup.com/twincitiesboardgames/
https://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Board-Game-Get-Together/
https://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Secular-Singles-Group/
https://www.meetup.com/hot-and-spicy
https://www.meetup.com/vipnightlife/
https://www.meetup.com/happy-hours-movies-dining
https://www.facebook.com/lynlakebrewery/

Let's have lots of gameplaying fun,
and even make new friends too!
Your Host/Organizer,
Chris Hoppe

Questions? ....text me at[masked]
....or just drop in on any Sunday around 4:00pm!

GameNight! this Sunday - Now at LynLake Brewery! - Fun, Food, & 20-30 Folks!

GameNight! every Sunday in the Minneapolis Lyn-Lake area,
at the LynLake Brewery,
across the street from the Jungle Theatre.
Now with gift cards!

The LynLake Brewery likes our group so much that they generously give me a $20 gift card FREE every week!
Which I then "raffle" off to whoever is present....
when I roll a d20 die,
if your nametag matches,
.... YOU WIN!
Congratulations to last week's winner (pictured above!) ....who was also a first-time player. 😁 beginner's luck?

I then encourage you to come frequently and play boardgames with us, by giving away that same $20 gift card to ONE of the first 20 people who join us that week, and who get themselves a numbered nametag to wear.
No purchase is necessary.
But you must be present to win,
....or how else would I give you the prize?
Typically I roll a 20-sided d20 die to choose the random winner,
then I yell out the winning number,
(we all cheer ....or boo!),
and someone get $20 worth of FREE beer and/or LynLake food.
Statistically, everyone is sorta getting a buck off their 1st beer or beverage,
(....over the long run, that is!)

(You may not see many RSVPs,
It's a multi-group event with many regulars, and this is only one of the places that this weekly event is announced, but we usually have from 20 to 30 people who show up each week on Sunday afternoon/evenings to play games together. We haven't had 40 people in awhile, but how cool would that be?)-
The LynLake Brewery is our weekly homebase.
They have many food choices, several craft beer and non-alcoholic options, and a well-lit RESERVED seating area up by the front door area, with lots of space for boardgamers.
(Come and tell me what you think of this choice. I have other options in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, several twin cities area breweries, and so on, but.... YOU need to like the location to make it a success!)

Our group will be spending every Sunday afternoon/evening at the LynLake Brewery playing boardgames, enjoying their food, excellent craft beers, and having FUN! Just like we've been doing for over TEN years....
Just remember that as guests of LynLake Brewery, we need to support this business that is nice enough to let us use their facilities for several hours every week. So buy some of the food, enjoy a adult beverage if you so desire, and don't forget to tip the staff! (they have to put up with you and all the rest of us nerds for hours EVERY week! )

Note for anyone considering first time attendance:
We welcome anyone bringing their own games, but don't at all feel obliged to. Our regulars all bring loads of games from simple to complex, so we'll have you covered. Our regulars also like playing all sorts of board games from simple to complex, so don't let any ideas about your skill level keep you away.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO POSTED ON:
https://www.meetup.com/get_out_get_social
https://www.meetup.com/twincitiesboardgames/
https://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Board-Game-Get-Together/
https://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Secular-Singles-Group/
https://www.meetup.com/hot-and-spicy
https://www.meetup.com/vipnightlife/
https://www.meetup.com/happy-hours-movies-dining
https://www.facebook.com/lynlakebrewery/

Let's have lots of gameplaying fun,
and even make new friends too!
Your Host/Organizer,
Chris Hoppe

Questions? ....text me at[masked]
....or just drop in on any Sunday around 4:00pm!

GameNight! this Sunday - Now at LynLake Brewery! - Fun, Food, & 20-30 Folks!

GameNight! every Sunday in the Minneapolis Lyn-Lake area,
at the LynLake Brewery,
across the street from the Jungle Theatre.
Now with gift cards!

The LynLake Brewery likes our group so much that they generously give me a $20 gift card FREE every week!
Which I then "raffle" off to whoever is present....
when I roll a d20 die,
if your nametag matches,
.... YOU WIN!
Congratulations to last week's winner (pictured above!) ....who was also a first-time player. 😁 beginner's luck?

I then encourage you to come frequently and play boardgames with us, by giving away that same $20 gift card to ONE of the first 20 people who join us that week, and who get themselves a numbered nametag to wear.
No purchase is necessary.
But you must be present to win,
....or how else would I give you the prize?
Typically I roll a 20-sided d20 die to choose the random winner,
then I yell out the winning number,
(we all cheer ....or boo!),
and someone get $20 worth of FREE beer and/or LynLake food.
Statistically, everyone is sorta getting a buck off their 1st beer or beverage,
(....over the long run, that is!)

(You may not see many RSVPs,
It's a multi-group event with many regulars, and this is only one of the places that this weekly event is announced, but we usually have from 20 to 30 people who show up each week on Sunday afternoon/evenings to play games together. We haven't had 40 people in awhile, but how cool would that be?)-
The LynLake Brewery is our weekly homebase.
They have many food choices, several craft beer and non-alcoholic options, and a well-lit RESERVED seating area up by the front door area, with lots of space for boardgamers.
(Come and tell me what you think of this choice. I have other options in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, several twin cities area breweries, and so on, but.... YOU need to like the location to make it a success!)

Our group will be spending every Sunday afternoon/evening at the LynLake Brewery playing boardgames, enjoying their food, excellent craft beers, and having FUN! Just like we've been doing for over TEN years....
Just remember that as guests of LynLake Brewery, we need to support this business that is nice enough to let us use their facilities for several hours every week. So buy some of the food, enjoy a adult beverage if you so desire, and don't forget to tip the staff! (they have to put up with you and all the rest of us nerds for hours EVERY week! )

Note for anyone considering first time attendance:
We welcome anyone bringing their own games, but don't at all feel obliged to. Our regulars all bring loads of games from simple to complex, so we'll have you covered. Our regulars also like playing all sorts of board games from simple to complex, so don't let any ideas about your skill level keep you away.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO POSTED ON:
https://www.meetup.com/get_out_get_social
https://www.meetup.com/twincitiesboardgames/
https://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Board-Game-Get-Together/
https://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Secular-Singles-Group/
https://www.meetup.com/hot-and-spicy
https://www.meetup.com/vipnightlife/
https://www.meetup.com/happy-hours-movies-dining
https://www.facebook.com/lynlakebrewery/

Let's have lots of gameplaying fun,
and even make new friends too!
Your Host/Organizer,
Chris Hoppe

Questions? ....text me at[masked]
....or just drop in on any Sunday around 4:00pm!

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