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DDC - described

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DDC - described

patricia | Feb 1, 2002 05:38 PM

Folks, courtesy of fellow Chowhound Rich Pawlak, based in Philadelphia, here is an outline of the basic idea of a "Dangerous Dining club" and how it works. I'd guesstimate that we need expressed interest from at least six to eight people to try this. Here's what Rich wrote:

"I started the DDC back in 1989 as a way to both see scattered friends and dine out in lesser known, off-the-beaten-path restaurants at an affordable price.

Only a few guidelines are necessary, though I would also endorse a special travel seminar in Phoenix to fully endoctrinate aspiring Southwestern chowhounds into the cult of DDC.

Namely:

1. Pick an unusual, less familiar dining spot with very good food and relatively low prices. In the Philadelphia area, our revived DDC goes with a $25 per person ceiling, tax and tip inclusive. Alcohol exclusive.

2. Visit the intended restaurant and discuss your idea to bring a group of fellow diners together.

3. Pick an off night: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in most cities are slower nights, when the restaurant would welcome the business.

4. Plan a menu with the owner/manager, one that shows off the restaurant's best dishes, in your opinion , or the owner's. Establish a set price that includes tip and tax, to make collecting money at the ned of dinner easy and simple and hassle free. Promise to give the owner/manager a call with the final total of guests 3 days prior to your get-together. Avoid being placed in a private room; it takes away from the core purpose of experiencing the restaurant.

5. MAke up an invitation; include directions if the location is not well known to your circle of friends.
E-mail and snail maile to any and all you think might be interested. be prepared to take the RSVPs yourself.

6. Arrive at the restaurant at least a half hour before the dinner to make sure arrangements are taken care of.

7. Enjoy dinner."

As noted below, Kat, J, and JK have expressed interest. Anyone else game?

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