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restaurant openings and try outs

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I see that several of you have attended recent restaurant openings. How do you get on the list for the opening or trial runs. I have gone to a few in the past 2 months but I always have to rely on my brother in law who runs an ad agency and doesn't always let me know. I sometimes call the restaurant myself when I hear of one that's about to open but usually am told that invitations are being handled by a public relations firm and they won't say anymore. Please let me know. There are a few more places opening up soon and I'd like to go. Thanks

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  1. Most of the time, you really just have to know someone. My best friend knows a ton of people in the restaurant business here in Boston, so we end up going. I would also suggest getting to know some of the owners/managers of your favorite restaurants. Many of them own more than one and so if they know you are a loyal customer, you will get invited to private events etc.