Europe Pre-Trip Dinner (OPEN TO ALL)! - 20s & 30s Going Out Group

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Blackfinn Ameripub

1620 I Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20006

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Let's enjoy an all-inclusive 3-course meal!

This event is open to our entire group as a paid event, but it is FREE to those who have signed up and made payment for the upcoming Summer Adventure — 9 Exciting Days in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, France)! trip in June.

(Pan Roasted Chicken)

This is the perfect time and place to ask questions and find out more for anyone who is thinking about attending this trip. I will even refund the cost of the dinner to anyone who RSVPs yes for the trip AFTER our dinner! Don't forget, the first price increase for the trip occurs Sat. Dec. 11th.

(Shrimp & Garlic Pasta)

I've made special arrangements with the popular Blackfinn restaurant for dinner! All taxes, tips, and gratuities are included. For those that haven't been there before, Blackfinn is a lively, modern restaurant and bar that offers craveable food in a high-energy atmosphere, alongside an extensive list of craft beers and signature cocktails!

(Brownie Bites)

We will check in and hang out at the bar starting at 6pm. I'll be the one with the red flag (1 foot x 1 foot in size) with the word "ACK" on it! We will be seated and dine on tasty cuisine while talking about our upcoming exciting trip and getting to know each other, starting at 6:30pm! Anyone interested in discussing the trip further can stay and discuss from 8 - 8:30pm or as late as everyone wants to stay. So bring your questions! Our 3 course meal consists of:


• Caesar Salad (romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, house-made ciabatta croutons, and Caesar dressing)

Entrée (choose one of the following)

Lime-Seared Salmon (fresh Atlantic salmon, lime-peppercorn glazed, over corn salad with portobello quinoa and steamed green beans)

• ​Pan-Roasted Chicken (two pan-roasted chicken breasts served with rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, and a side of BBQ sauce​)

• ​​​Goat Cheese, Beet, & Berry Salad (goat cheese, beets, fresh strawberries, apples, spiced pecans, dried apricots, sunflower seeds and mixed greens, topped with grilled chicken, and served with honey-champagne vinaigrette)

​​• ​Shrimp & Garlic Linguine (sautéed shrimp, garlic, white wine, fresh tomatoes, and basil tossed with lemon-butter sauce)

• ​Stir Fry (vegetarian; wok seared rice noodles, tossed with broccoli, snow peas, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, carrots, green onions, and rice noodles​)


Homemade Cookie Bar Bites (served family style)

• Brownie Bites (served family style)

Please note that since the Europe trip is a joint trip with the 30s & 40s Going Out Group and the Global Travelers Going Out Group, members of those groups are also invited to this event. The average age will likely consist of those in their 30s.

We've got an early bird special for this event of $35! The first 20 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. Nov. 26th get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $40. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the "Payment" section of the event posting.

Come join us as we spend a great evening having dinner with others from our group in anticipation of our Europe trip!

- J.T.



The closest Metro is Farragut West (Orange, Blue, Silver lines), about a 2 minute walk, and Farragut North (Red line), about a 4 minute walk. I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber'ing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using parkopedia.com for garage parking planning.


Please be on time. If you are late (arrive after the start time of 6pm), you risk the possibility of not being able to join us for the event. I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation email as a backup (if you are not on the list, you will be required to show it). When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.


Since this event is paid for in advance, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let me know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date... no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)


Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell / transfer your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Work out any payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send me (the organizer) a message letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). To obtain their Meetup profile URL, go to their profile from the mobile website or your computer (not the app), and copy & paste the URL from your browser. I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 3pm on the day of the event.


Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we'll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I'll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by 3:30pm on the day of our event with the details.


If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let me know in advance (a week or more before the event) and I will do my best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile, do NOT comment on the event posting). If you let me know the day of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and I appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!

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