Information: The SMLunch theory is that you should never eat lunch alone. Why? Well, you just never know what things you can do or discuss that can change the world during lunch. This theory combined with a Tweet that @JJtweets, @CityofRenton, @SeattleBlank and @BMW shared in November 2009 is how SMLunch started.

In January 2010, about 30 of us met up at Five Guys in Renton for a social networking lunch. In March 2010, about 30 of us met up at Seastar at 2200 Westlake in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. In June 2010, about 75 of us met up at the Fairmont Olympic’s Georgian restaurant. In November 2010, about 75 of us met up at the Coho Cafe in Issaquah. In February 2011, about 100 met up at Rays as well as Mistral Kitchen. And March, about 40 of us met up at Flying Fish. And now we’re heading across the Sound for one of the best scheduled SMLunch’s yet!

There is no formal program. It is straight up personal with a ton of networking opportunities! During the lunch, we call out a couple people for some free plugs and networking – other than that we want you to network.

For this luncheon, Salty’s is preparing a fabulous three-course meal. Your choice of a starter (Seafood Chowder or Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho), an entree (Fish Tacos, Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad or a Bacon Cheesburger), and dessert (Cupcakes) and a soft drink beverage. The price includes tax and gratuity.

The cost to attend is $15.00 per person — it includes lunch, tax, gratuity and service fees. (FYI for those who have read this far – there is a good chance that this lunch will be sponsored by a company named Microsoft. 🙂 Your treat for reading everything. See you there!)

This lunch is reserved to the first 100 people to RSVP. Confirm now. Reserve your space early. Register at

And… for those… who keep reading… confirming (as of July 29, 2011): Microsoft Cloud Services and the newly launched Office 365 is excited to sponsor #SMLunch for August. Maggie Chan-Jones (@maggieCJ), Director, Cloud Services & Office 365 and Matthew Tennant (@matthewtennant) will be joining to share everything new and exciting for Microsoft Cloud Services.