I don't know why this hit me now, but I just realized that a significant percentage of my social circle has resulted directly or indirectly from Chowhound. Years ago, the Toronto board had regular chowmeets and I made several good friends via those. And through those friends, I have met and become friends with many other amazing, food-loving people. All of these are people that I get together with regularly, not only at restaurants, but at each others' homes. We cook, eat, share and laugh together (there may be the occasional karaoke, too).
As one of my dear friends is fond of saying: FOOD BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
So thanks Chowhound, for introducing me to a lot of wonderful people!
Has anyone else made friends in real life due to Chowhound?