True your life has changed, but it doesn't have to change for the worse. Connecting to those that are in the same boat might make the voyage more fun. Together we will indulge in what life has to offer by enjoying a lot of food-focused social networking! We will dine at restaurants that received the James Beard Award, explore restaurants of different ethnic origins, go to recognized pubs for their food and drink, sample the appetizers of the popular local chains, visiting the establishments of the Food Network show DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES that are located in New York, organize our own pot-luck picnics, and host competition BBQ's. In short, this groups' focus is getting full on food and fun, but can and will expand to any activity that increases our participation in living a positively happy and healthy life.