Is This the Future of Dining?

Chicago, Illinois

I think I’ve seen the future of dining, and it involves a cool art space and great food served on bamboo plates on folding tables.

I joined Dinner Lab, a national self-described "social dining experiment," last year after hearing about it from a friend who knows I’m always on the lookout for up-and-coming chefs. So I bought a membership (yes, you pay to get on the list so you can find out what...