Best Grassroots Group

Foodies

The first year was all about the curiosity and initial attraction: Diane "Kitty" Murray sent out a call on the Craigslist Women Seek Women personals board to gather women together for the common goal of exploring local cuisine and one another. Women did respond – at first a bit awkward and shy but steadily warming – to this bold new concept. By the second year, it was bona fide infatuation with a list more than 1,000 women strong – gooey, mushy, and obsessively supportive of the semiweekly meet-ups at local restaurants and coffeehouses. By year three (a milestone marked with a luscious feast at Clay Pit), this group of more than 2,000 Austin women has settled into a delicious comfort zone of trust and mutual understanding. If Foodies were in a relationship, we'd guess her therapist would say she was at a pretty healthy spot for her third anniversary.

Foodies
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