Spring Time Dishes In A Bright Home: An EatWith Experience in DC

An EatWith ExperienceI wrote a post about EatWith. It explains what EatWith is and how sad I was to find out there’s no EatWith experience in the state of Maryland. (There’s none in Virginia either.) Washington, DC (District Of Columbia) has the only EatWith experience in the region.

I was dying to try EatWith so I booked tickets for my wife and I.  We attended “Spring Time Dishes In a Bright Home.” A colorful name for the event. Raleigh Clemens was a wonderful host and she does have a bright DC home. She can handle up to 12 guests per event. (Check her schedule for upcoming events.)

There were 6 people at our event including our host. All the guest were trying EatWith for the first time. Imagine setting down for dinner with 6 people, most you’re meeting for the first time. Our party consisted of our host; two federal government employees who came there from work; a retiree traveling the world; along with my wife and I. Good food. Good conversation. All in a bright home! That’s an EatWith experience! I’m looking forward to my next experience … hopefully somewhere in Maryland.

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The Missing EatWith in Maryland

EATWITHI’m not sure when I first heard about EatWith. I know it’s a website / app / service that started in New York and is spreading across the country. To borrow a widely used phase, “It’s the Airbnb of dinner parties.” An exciting new option in the shared economy. You can share your car, your boat, your home and now your dinner table.

I want to add eatwith experiences to my list of things to explore. There is an eatwith in DC but none in Maryland (so far). I know there are amazing hosts with great cooking skills across the state of Maryland. I look forward to one starting soon. (hint, hint!)

Now I know what you’re thinking … “If you like it so much, why not start one yourself?” First, I’m a lousy cook. I’d starve if it wasn’t for microwaves. That’s why I love going to restaurants. Second, I have a small place. People would show up, laugh and leave. Not a great combination for dinner parties.

Anyone have any eatwith stories to share? Anyone in Maryland thinking of starting one?

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