I admire the heroics of those who went the whole way but alas, it was not meant to be for me this year, with two little kids and this close to my wife's big day of the year, April 15.
Not, I imagine, that anybody is feeling the urge to try again immediately, but I'd like to throw out an idea for another kind of event.
I'm calling it a vertical tasting because it kind of reminds me of that wine event in some fashion. The idea is to pick a cuisine and nosh our way through multiple examples, just having a little bit at each stop to compare and contrast. For instance, it could be Indian/Pakistani and hit several Devon places and a cabbie joint or two, or it could be Italian or Mexican and drive all over creation. It seems to me it could also encompass grocery stores along the way.
I throw this out for general consideration....