South Africa Post-Trip Dinner (OPEN TO ALL)! - 20s & 30s Going Out Group

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Hard Rock Cafe

999 E Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20004

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Let's enjoy an all-inclusive meal!

This event is open to our entire group as a paid event, but it is FREE (non-transferable) to those who signed up for the Summer Adventure - 9 Exciting Days in South Africa! trip back in August.

(BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich)

If you didn't join us on the trip and have ever thought about going to South Africa (I highly recommend), join us for this dinner and ask questions. We are more than happy to share our thoughts, stories, and recommendations on everything South Africa!

(Mac & Cheese)

I've made special arrangements with the popular Hard Rock Cafe restaurant for dinner! All taxes, tips, and gratuities are included. For those that haven't been there before, Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain.

(Chocolate Chip Cookies)

We will check in at 6pm at the bar. Then we will order and dine on tasty cuisine while talking about our most recent exciting trip and reuniting with each other, starting at 6:30pm! Our 3 course meal consists of:


• Spring Rolls, Tupelo Chicken, Wings, and Bruschetta (served family style)

Entrée (choose one of the following)

• Charbroiled Burger or Cheeseburger - A 6 oz. beef patty, prepared medium well, with or without American cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and served with fries

• Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich - Hand-pulled smoked pork with hickory BBQ sauce on toasted brioche, and served with fries.

• Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich - Toasted brioche bun with honey mustard, grilled chicken, smoked bacon, melted Jack cheese, Dijon mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and served with fries

• Cheesy Mac & Cheese - Twisted cavatappi pasta tossed in a creamy cheese sauce, and served with garlic toast

• Classic Caesar Salad - Romaine lettuce tossed in homemade Caesar dressing, topped with garlic croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese


• Chocolate Chip Cookies

Beverage (choose one of the following)

• Soda (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale)

Please note that since the South Africa trip was 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. Sept. 24th get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $42. 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 South Africa trip (or anyone who wants to hear about it)!

- J.T.



The closest Metro is Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue, Silver lines) and Gallery Place - Chinatown (Yellow, Green, Red lines). 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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