Now that summer is finally here, I was thinking about some ideas for summer Chowhound outings. What about the possibilities of: 1) a picnic by the lake in Evanston or elsewhere? We could all bring food, or pick up take out from one or more places and eat outside. 2) Meeting at one of the many 'ethnic' festivals and exploring the food there. (Not sure which of these festivals have some of the better food -Italian, Greek, etc. etc.)
I also really liked the idea of meeting on July 3rd but am not sure yet if I'm available that day.
Also, our dinner at Hopleaf was really fun - I would be into doing that kind of thing again too!