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Okay, so I am an occasional reader and poster to CH. I love learning about restaurants in my area and about current trends in the " foodie" world. As I read posts, I notice posters who keep showing up and those who get an immediate response. It seems to me that many of you have a CH relationship. Here is my question: Have any of you ever met? What is the connection beyond CH? I love that people all over the globe seem to connect over food! Many people seem to add very long and in depth posts. How are you able to do this and maintain your life. Please don't misconstrue my question....I am curious (I am going through a little insomnia right now.) Thanks to anyone who responds.

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  1. If you look at the post on the New England board, you will see that there was a recent CH dinner on Cape Cod.
    Several CHers have posted about dining together.
    Last week, I had dinner with a fellow CH and spouses in CT.

    1. nope never met any other CHers, but would love to meet other Florida peeps, maybe at Bamboo Fire for those of us in the Boca Delray area.

      1. Though I have not met other Chowhounds - yet - Boston area hounds have had a custom of what might be called Chowdowns. Many of us have been on these boards since the 1990s, so we have what might be called established reputations (for good and ill) - or at least people have gotten to know our pet issues and food skills.

        1. We're visiting NYC and Cape Cod from NoCal right now. We're going to meet a couple of Manhattan 'hounds, one or two from CT and possibly one from *south of the border*. I also have non-specific plans to meet one who lives a few hours away from us. There are also a couple from Boston who might make it out this way. This isn't unusual behavior for me. My husband says I go all over the world picking up people! And what a great bond food is, isn't it?

          1. Thanks for the insight! I can't think of any better way to connect with people than with food.

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            1. re: pesto

              The Western Canada board covers such a huge geographic area that I find myself gravitating toward the posts/posters from Vancouver which is where I live. Last year we started organizing Chowdowns for the local denizens and we've had half a dozen so far. The next one is a "nose-to-tail" pigfest (mmm, brains) in a week's time. Tons of fun, great opportunity to meet like minded food fanatics and eat things you might otherwise not try.

              I also visit San Francisco twice a year and was honoured to have some of the SF Bay Area 'Hounds put together a Burmese Chowdown when I last visited. Before that, I met up with one of the Bay Area 'Hounds for a brilliant dinner at a fantastic regional Italian restaurant in Noe Valley, so I actually met my first Chowhound in real life "overseas" :-).

              1. re: grayelf

                Don't forget you and your fellow hounds hosted me for a north of the border dim sum lunch for me. I hope I can do the same for you soon.