What we're about
WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH DINING N' AT! 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.
DONATE: It costs me (Deena Alansky), as the main organizer of this Meetup group, $240 a year to host this group on Meetup.com! Please consider making a small donation to help defray this cost. Thank you. DONATE HERE: https://secure.meetup.com/pittsburgh-dining-nat/contribute/
BTW: The annual fees that I pay to Meetup for being the main organizer include the option of hosting up to 3 Meetup groups. I also run one other group, Burgh Adults. https://www.meetup.com/Burgh-Adults/
OVER 21: This group is intended for singles and couples AGE 21 AND OVER.
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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, Emiliano's (all locations), 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.
Deena Alansky, Main Organizer
Pittsburgh Dining N' At Meetup Group
Burgh Adults Meetup Group