Omnivore - Five years old and still gay

The Big Gay Supper Club will hold its fifth anniversary dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at (the recently remodeled) Floataway Cafe. Cost for the four-course meal is $35.

The club was founded by Rande Head and Matt Ruppert, longtime friends who wanted to provide Atlanta gay men and lesbians an opportunity to socialize outside the bars. Says their website:

The Big Gay Supper Club is a social dining club that meets every month in Atlanta's best restaurants. Our mission is to provide the Atlanta gay community with a more civilized and elegant activity that gay men and women can enjoy outside the club and bar scene.

Every month, between one and two-hundred gay men and women join us for a four-course meal at a restaurant in Midtown or Downtown. The price per head remains fixed at $35, excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity. The tables in these restaurants are usually arranged in long rows so as to encourage a communal style of dining and interaction. Joining us each night is our resident mistress of ceremonies, our drag entertainer, Jason Jupiter, who delivers a brief skit to break the ice and commence the evening.

Our guests find different reasons for attending the BGSC each month. For some, it's an alternative to the club and bar scene, an escape from the social monotony. Others use our events as a way to finally try a restaurant they've been meaning to try, or revisit one of their favorite restaurants on our itinerary. Some guests come because they'd like to meet new people and establish friendships or even more intimate relationships. Still others find the BGSC to be the perfect way to network in the gay community. Whatever the reason, the Big Gay Supper Club has catered to thousands of gay Atlantans in over 40 restaurants, and we continue to grow.

Past venues we've visted sic have included Sotto Sotto, the Food Studio, Agave, BED, City Grill, Nakato, Taverna Plaka, Joel, Wisteria, Toast, Spice, Cherry, Sala, and Two Urban Licks.

To make reservations for the Floataway meal, visit the club's website here.

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