Bargain Bites

Chairman:  Ron Smith 
925-314-3066
resmith62@aol.com

August 2021

WE MIGHT BE BACK!!

The last Bargain Bites event was in February 2020. And then In March and April things began to get hectic as Covid 19 found its’ way into our lives. Our May 2020 article announced that Bargain Bites was officially shut down.

Just a little over a month ago the State of California lifted most of the restrictions on restaurants in California. That, combined with the fact that the large majority of our active members and spouses/partners have been vaccinated, means I have started exploring some of our favorite venues to see if they are ready for a large group.

Also, the SIR membership data base has been updated to include vaccination records for each member and his wife/partner.  Any member signing up to attend a SIR function will automatically  be reviewed and if his vaccination records are not current, they will not be allowed to attend.

So keep your fingers crossed and  maybe I can stir up a little interest at a few restaurants.  However, please keep in mind that all businesses have had a tough year and a half and prices will undoubtedly be higher.

Remember- the motto of Bargain Bites – – Good Food! Good Price! Good Friends!  And guests are always welcome. This is a really good 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 e-mail list, just send a note to resmith62@aol.com and say “Place me on the Bargain Bites List”. Oh yes, include your name. You will receive personal e-mails in advance of the Hotline.   Again, thanks for your interest and wonderful support. It makes the effort worthwhile.

Ron Smith, Chairman 925-314-3066 resmith62@aol.com 
Ron Maciak, Asst. Chair 925-357-8005 rammedical@sbcglobal.net

Memories from our meeting on February 25, 2020 
at Burma Unique, 1375 N Broadway, Walnut Creek 

updated 9/11/2021 DerekS

Our goal is to find local restaurants with good food at a reasonable price. The objective is always $20 (tax/tip incl) for a full meal often including salad or appetizer and sometimes dessert. You pay for your own beverages. Corkage has usually been $10.

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 resmith62@aol.com 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@ aol.com.  
Asst. Chair Ron Maciak 357-8005   rammedical@sbcglobal.net

 

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

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 6/17/2020 DerekS