Friends of The Infatuation is a membership club without the fancy handshakes. As a member, you’ll get exclusive restaurant benefits & brand offers, insider content, event invites, and personalized service - all detailed in weekly member-only newsletters. It gives you the opportunity to get more from The Infatuation: more access, more experiences, more recommendations, and more chances to hang with us.
Joining Us Has
We partner with some of our favorite restaurants in NYC and LA to curate exclusive dining perks, like priority reservation access and complimentary off-menu dishes. We also offer discounts and freebies from the coolest new food and beverage brands so you can impress your friends at your next dinner party.
Not to brag, but we throw a pretty great party. Membership gets you first access to Infatuation and partner events and invites to Friends-only experiences. like cocktail-making workshops, happy hours with our favorite restaurants, food photography classes, and more.
Get personalized recommendations from The Infatuation team for everything from impressing your future in-laws to learning how to dine out solo without feeling awkward.
Get pumped-up versions of The Infatuation content you know and love, like travel guides that go beyond what to eat, with neighborhood itineraries and lots of things to see and do.
Friends Of The Infatuation FAQ
When will I find out updates on Friends of The Infatuation?
As the program evolves, existing members and those on the waitlist will be the first to know via email updates.
Do the benefits stay the same all year?
You’ll have access to the same general benefits - events, perks, content, service - all year, although specific offers may change. We’ll keep members updated as things evolve, and will ensure that we continue to deliver value to our members.
When does my membership renew?
As an existing Friend of The Infatuation, there will be no additional dues and your membership will remain active at no charge into 2022 no matter the previously scheduled date of your renewal. Your membership has been converted into a loyalty plan and you will be notified before your membership renews or expires.
Can I use Friends of The Infatuation benefits in my city only?
When you sign up, we’ll be asking you what your location preference is, but no matter what city you’re in, you can take advantage of whatever Friends of The Infatuation has going on. Most of the Friends of The Infatuation benefits are available digitally and across the United States, with some offers and experiences that are based in specific locations.
What is the restaurant perks program?
While restaurants and bars continue to reopen, we want to help our community explore some of our favorite places. We created a program that’s exclusive to our members to redeem offers and experiences at Infatuation-approved spots in NYC and LA, by showing a digital membership card (or redeeming via a code word). Restaurants are added monthly and these perks run through the end of 2021.
Can I bring a guest to Infatuation parties and members-only events?
Many member experiences are reserved for Friends of The Infatuation only, but there may be parties throughout the year where you can bring a plus one. We’ll let you know when that’s the case.
What happened to Text Rex and Happy Hour Hotline?
We’re still available for any food and beverage related questions from members via email@example.com, and will provide up-to-date recommendations on where to eat or drink, whether you’re eating out or sticking to delivery and takeout. Due to COVID-19, we suspended Text Rex, the SMS-messaging restaurant recommendation service, and following the pandemic we are closing the Happy Hour Hotline.
What about EEEEEATSCON?
Due to COVID-19, EEEEEATSCON in New York and Los Angeles has been postponed. FOTI members will be the first to know when there are any new announcements about the food festival or other experiences.
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