I just read this article in Food & Wine about people that frequent a board (ebob is all I can remember) such as this for wine discussions and they frequently post and invite members to wine dinners and wine tastings. For instance. Joe Burgandy sets up a dinner near his hometown at a restaurant and picks the wine or region blah blah and then people sign up and pay X amount and bring 1 or 2 wines that match the theme and they all get to meet. Have any of you foodies done something similar to check out hyped up or new restaurants and just to meet other cheftalk members in your area? Just curious.