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WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH DINING N' AT! In the midst of a global pandemic, I have temporarily suspended in-person Meetups. I look forward to resuming events when it's safe again for us to meet in group situations. In the meantime, STAY SAFE & BE WELL!

If you love trying new restaurants in the Pittsburgh area and making new friends, then this is the group for you! We're a mix of singles and couples of all ages. Everyone (21 and over) is welcome. Our events are mainly focused around food, but this is not just a dining group. Our fun events may include dinners, happy hours, wine tastings, brunches, concerts, art openings, etc. I invite you to attend our next event.

OVER 21: This group is intended for singles and couples AGE 21 AND OVER.

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/18155435619/

VOLUNTARY DONATIONS: It's FREE for you to join Pittsburgh Dining N' At, since I don't charge annual dues. However, as the main organizer, it costs me $204.81 a year to host this group (and one other) on Meetup. *Please note: Meetup charges the same amount for running one, two, or three groups.

I run two groups: Pittsburgh Dining N' At & Burgh Adults. Last year, for some odd reason, Meetup.com DISABLED the "Contribute" button for Pittsburgh Dining N' At, but I am still able to accept online donations via my other group's "Contribute" page. (It all goes to the same cause!)

Please consider making a small, voluntary donation to help defray my annual cost. Thank you.

DONATE HERE: https://secure.meetup.com/Burgh-Adults/contribute/

QUESTIONS: If you have questions about a specific event, please contact that event's HOST! Click on the person's name in the RSVP list, which will take you to his/her profile page. From that page, click "Message" to contact the host. I am the main organizer for the group, but I can't answer questions about someone else's event. I have a wonderful team of assistant event organizers, who are happy to answer your questions.

PLEASE HONOR YOUR RSVP! Our event planners do a lot of work to organize events. Please treat the group with the same respect you would show your own family and friends. If you RSVP "YES" for an event, PLEASE HONOR YOUR RSVP! If you can't attend, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP! When someone is a NO SHOW for a reserved-seating event, like a dinner in a restaurant, he or she might be preventing someone else from attending! Thank you for understanding why this is important.

EVENT PLANNERS WANTED! I am always looking for new people to become Assistant Event Organizers for Pittsburgh Dining N' At. If you are interested in planning events, please CONTACT ME HERE: https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-dining-nat/members/3473332/

Being an event planner is fun, rewarding, and a great way to meet new people, and make new friends!

MY PHILOSOPHY: It is my personal philosophy to avoid CHAIN RESTAURANTS like the plague, so you will not find any of my events taking place in that type of establishment. However, my assistant organizers are free to choose any location that suits them. I prefer to support small "Mom & Pop" type local business-owners in the greater Pittsburgh area. I make an exception for small, locally-owned chains, like Mad Mex or Emiliano's.

MY FAVES: Some of my personal favorite restaurants in the Pittsburgh area are Thai Cuisine in Bloomfield, Nicky's Thai Restaurant downtown and on the North Side, Silk Elephant in Squirrel Hill, Ali Babba in Oakland, Mad Mex (all locations), and India Garden in Monroeville.

Thank you for your interest in Dining N' At. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, thoughts or suggestions for the group. I look forward to meeting you at future events.

Best regards,

Deena Alansky, Main Organizer
Pittsburgh Dining N' At Meetup Group
Burgh Adults Meetup Group

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