As most of of us on this board know, chowhound is in a bit of a financial hole and having trouble digging out. I know all of us are trying, in their own way to help.
Also, as some of you know, we had a chowdown in early September that went really well. Great food. Intense food chat. Amazing tendon. Since the first chowdown, we have picked up several new chowhounds, like AnnieB. Also, Bryan-Barbara (which should I use?) had to miss the first chowdown due to dental issues, and AnneK was out of town. We are surely due.
I am of the opnion that we need to a)try as a group to do something to benefit chowhound; b)have another chowdown
The SF chowhound community had a chowhound benefit in August. It has been suggested to me that I get their feedback. I will post on SF, but I also wanted to gauge the interest in Chicago. I hope I have not overestimated it.