…The meet-ups we get to attend! The past two evenings Sues and I had the pleasure to spend time with some of our favorite Boston bloggers. When we started blogging we never imagined the kinds of people we’d meet, I’m not even sure we thought we’d meet anyone in real life, actually. But we have met some really great, wonderful, and genuine people which makes doing this even more fun!
A lot of meet-ups we attend are just food related, but Wednesday evening we got together with some of our blogging friends we’ve known the longest; a mix of everyone, from travel bloggers, to personal/lifestyle bloggers, and we even met our first daddy blogger (who was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met!), which was a pleasant surprise!
We all met up at the Cactus Club on Boylston Street in Boston, a restaurant we used to go to all the time when we first moved to the city! It was nice to be back and sip tasty margaritas…fyi their url is www.bestmargaritas.com… TRUE! We ordered some appetizers to munch on while everyone else arrived. The guacamole at Cactus club is quite tasty as are their cheese and scallion quesadillas!
Once everyone arrived, we did some casual introductions (although we still didn’t get to meet everyone!), sipped on our flavorful drinks, caught up, and mingled for the whole evening!
(us with Alison)
It’s kinda funny how we’re all always in constant contact online with everyone, whether it be emailing, blogging, or on twitter, so it’s really always great to see everyone in person. We need to do this more often, girls and guys! And any other Boston bloggers who want to join in on the fun, shoot us an email and let us know! Sues and I are always up for meeting new people and eating food
Thursday night we attended yet another meet-up, which was all food related. It was at the WBUR public radio station, for Public Radio Kitchen. Read all about Public Radio Kitchen here! Everyone brought food and goodies to munch on!
(Sues’ blt stuffed tomatoes! YUM!)
(The mini frittatas that Steve made… I want the recipe!)
(Our plates… lots of scrumptious roasted root veggies, salad with pomegranate seeds and more!)
We also listened to Scott Soares, The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture talk all about what our state is doing in terms of the local food movement and farmers markets and he answered tons of questions from all of us.
After Scott’s talk, we went around the room, introduced ourselves, and shared our most recent favorite blogging moments. A couple of ours were, of course, attending Butterball University and the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco.
After our turn had passed Sues and I started talking about all the other great memories we have from blogging in 2009. It’s been a really special and rewarding year for us! And we’re beyond excited to celebrate our 2 year blogging anniversary with a big bash in January with family, friends, our favorite bloggers, and one of our favorite Chefs, Brian Poe!
Happy Weekend, everyone!