Bargain Bites

Chairman:  Ron Smith


Hello Bargain Biters,

2020 and we begin our 6th year of Bargain Bites. Many of you have participated in the Activity since we started in Nov. 2014 and others have joined along the way. Whichever you are, “Thank You for Your Support.” Without you there would be no activity.
As usual we will be taking a look back, with 20/20 hindsight, at some of our favorites from the past. We all know that prices have continued to rise over the past five years and it is getting harder to find places interested in giving us the $20 special (tax/tip included). However, there are a few around who are willing to negotiate  and others who can come close. We will do our best to offer a good meal at a good price.  You pay for your own beverages. Corkage has usually been $10.
We are in the process of working with our friends at a few of our favorites and if you have one from the past, let us know and it will be put on the list for 2020. We are also working on a couple of new places suggested by some of you and will follow up soon.
Watch for the announcement of our first 2020 Bargain Bites. Coming soon.

This is a great event to invite friends to introduce them to SIR, but do it early as we often fill up. If you would like to be placed on the Bargain Bites Email list, just send a note to and say “Place me on the Bargain Bites List”. Oh yes, include your   name. You will receive personal Emails in advance of the Hotline. Again, thanks for your interest and wonderful support. It makes the effort worthwhile.

Chairman: Ron Smith 314-3066  resmith62@  
Asst. Chair Ron Maciak 357-8005

July 2019  Picture gallery from Burma Unique, 1375 N Broadway, Walnut Creek  

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2019 February 26: Three Brothers from China 
(photos taken before food, lots of great food, was served)

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2018 Events (All were $20 incl tax and tip)
    January-  Three Brothers from China
    March-  DJ’s Bistro Concord-
    April- Santorini
    August- Back Forty BarBQ

Past Events
Pictures from the “Three Brothers from China” dining 5/24/2016

This was a traditional Chinese feast served family style at tables of eight. How many you wonder? There were seven tables of eight which adds up to 56 SIR and spouses– – another new record. Thanks to all of you who attended and support Bargain Bites and all of our great SIR activities. And a special thanks to my partner Ron Maciak (and Linda) who organized this one while I was twiddling my thumbs. And to Alex Go (and Mayo) who suggested Three Brothers and helped with the arrangements.

Santorini in Danville on March 21
The food was great and there was plenty of it.  A number of people took left over boxes home with them. The buffet was a little clumsy with the seating arrangement in the restaurant, but you all handled it very well. And the wine helped.

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2015 Activity History Report

updated 1/6/2020 DerekS