To learn about upcoming eatups near you, follow Foodspotting for your city on Twitter and Facebook:
San Francisco: http://twitter.com/foodspottingSF
To host an eatup:
1. Pick a restaurant, date, and time. Our eatups are usually attended by a combination of foodspotters and friends you know. Check out our tips on how to host an eatup: http://www.foodspotting.com/blog/posts/170-how-to-host-a-foodspotting-eatup
2. Create an online invitation. We like to use Facebook, but use any event invitation service that you like. Once you’ve created the invitation, start spreading the word!
Examples of eatup invites on Facebook
In your invitation, please include the following:
Foodspotting is a website and free app for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry that helps you find good food wherever you are. Search for what you crave and recommend your favorite dishes by snapping a pic. Get the app: http://foodspotting.com
3. Generally, eatup organizers pick restaurants they love and want to recommend to friends. It's up to you to decide on the number of guests, whether to invite local bloggers and press, whether it makes sense to get the restaurant involved (which we love, but it's not mandatory) or want to host a simple get-together with a group of friends to use Foodspotting. Usually, you decide on a group prix fixe beforehand with the restaurant or everyone pays for what they order a la carte style.
Keep in mind your eatup can be anything from a group dinner at a restaurant to a picnic to food crawl or happy hour. Need help brainstorming? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org