Who: You and up to eleven guests are cordially invited to a night of dinner and conversation hosted by Grubwithus, a site connecting people through communal feasts.
What: Created by two buds who wanted to ease the postcollegiate friend-making process, the experiment in social dining has been eaten up in Chicago and San Fran, with New York launching today.
Why: Browse a list of reservations at restaurants like Asellina, Respite, Alma 33, and La Palapa, and pre-purchase a family-style meal (kosher and veg, too). Tax and tip are included, and there’s never any waiting. You’re able to screen attendees before committing and can even organize private reservations just for friends.
When: You don’t want to suffer through the check-splitting rigmarole or another case of SeamlessWeb blues.
R.S.V.P.: A.S.A.P. And put the party back in dinner party.
Available online at grubwith.us, $20-$40.
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