While some have accused our Chicago chow community of being cliquish and closed, I find that wholly un-substantiated. First, we are open to all. It is NOT a club, and there are no dues. Every event is priced per event, and there is no cover charge. Second, we have an extraordinary high recidivism rate. Once people start participating, they continue to participate. Everyone has their own agenda's as to what is fun, affordable, logical and doable, and you have no need to do it all. But the chance is there.
Nearly every event, formal and spontaneous, is discussed and planned on a e-mail listserv. This link will help you get on the listserv.
It is nice, but not necessary, that when you join the listserv, you introduce yourself.
See you soon.