The thread on the Thai temples had me thinking. There are many groups that have regular dinners or meals for special occasions. I have fond memories of eating at Father Divine's in Philly when I was a college student in the seventies. I have eaten at ashrams and gone to Lao and Cambodian Buddhist temples at festival time (especially new years to eat). I had great Ethiopian food at Lake Merritt several years ago at a September New Years festival (sponsored by the Ethiopian Church in Oakland). Of course there are the many Barbecue Chicken dinners at African American Churches, crabfests and pancake breakfasts in congregations across denomination. Any other regular festivals or weekly meals people can recommend. To me these are opportunities where one gets to experience "food in context" with the people who prepare it. So much of eating is who you are dining with. Hidden Kitchens with spiritual twist.