Social Colander

Billed as sort of an Iron Chef supper club, this monthly Cambridge-based dinner-party-meets-cooking-contest from a couple of MIT alums works like this: 1) you buy a ticket to join 15 or so people you inevitably met through TravisB on Chowhound at a themed dinner; 2) three teams of 'cheftestants' compete for your lusty affections and/or votes by stuffing your gullet full of their best culinary endeavors; 3) you digitally vote for your favorite (with a QR code...MIT!!!) and help send the winning chefs home with bragging rights and a gift certificate to an area restaurant; 4) you go home all full and watch Gilmore Girls.