I keep seeing references to hound dinners & lunches. Is this an organized activity or serendipitous, does it occur on a regular schedule or sporadically, is it open to all or is initiation under hazing required?
Also curious whether any like-minded hounds have formed smaller local ad-hoc groups that convene once a month or so to partake of fine chow, and moreover, instead of just blowing big bucks at the latest hot spot (as seemingly some hounds are wont to do), instead alternate between:
-- Eating out over a spectrum of cuisines and price ranges
-- Getting together at participants' homes for casual dinners or potlucks so hounds can try out their cooking skills (or lack thereof) on one another?