Now that's a good idea. The various meetup threads could go there too.
Being the one who started the Chicago restaurant thread, I agree. I thought of the same once I saw the Montreal and San Diego threads. Please consider not burying a newly created thread too deep on this forum.
You mean you think it's a good idea, but want your thread to stay in general discussion?
Maybe we leave one thread there (stickied for a while?) where people can announce their Local thread, "We're still meeting in Orlando at Whiskey Dick's, here is our thread."