Kristine - I couldn't agree more that it was so great to meet a fellow creative/foodie/GOOD Community Member at "Whiskey Wednesday." I heard about the dinner through EatWith (http://www.good.is/posts/eatwith-an-airbnb-for-dinner-parties) and I'm so happy that there's an online food community that encourages true offline connections.
There's something very special about stepping out of your comfort zone that truly creates unique experiences. And having dinner with strangers is one of my favorite things to do. Cheers to you and here's to hopefully more dinners in our future! #YOLO