Being a lifelong Massachusetts resident, I’ve come to terms with the fact that out of all of the major cities, Boston is typically one of the last to catch on to most things. One thing I will proudly say that Boston is ahead of the curve with is its blogging scene! Woo! This city embraces bloggers like no other and not only that, but we have an insane amount of bloggers emerging daily that it’s often difficult to even keep track of everyone.
Thankfully, Rachel Blumenthal had a great idea and created Boston Food Bloggers, a resource where bloggers can submit their blogs to and learn about each other and all of the food-related events going on in and around Massachusetts.
The most recent event was a Blogger Bash organized by Rachel and also Hannah, the Marketing Manager for The Briar Group, at M.J. O’Connor’s last Wednesday. It was a fantastic evening filled with lots of tasty bar bites from their banquet menu! M.J. Oconnor’s also offers a 6 for $6 late night menu featuring some great appetizer options!
A raffle with wonderful prizes including a night at The Lenox Hotel, 3-month gym memberships, and gift cards to other Briar Group restaurants City Table and Anthem Kitchen and Bar with proceeds benefiting Friends of Boston’s Homeless.
And, of course, no blogger bash is complete without the company of other bloggers/social media friends turned real-life friends!
There were so many new faces that I hardly had a chance to mingle with everyone and before I knew it the night had ended. I spent most of the evening catching up with Judith, Hannah, and Elina and chatting with my new buddy Joe of Boston Guru, who is probably one of the most classic men I’ve met in a while and was a complete breath of fresh air!
For the month of October City table, City Bar Back Bay, City Bart Waterfront and Anthem Kitchen + bar are featuring three Ketel One Vodka drinks in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The proceeds from the sale of these drinks will be donated directly to the Ellie Fund. The drinks include the Strawberry Martini (Ketel One, St. German, muddled strawberries, champagne), Pomegranate Martini (Ketel One Citron, pama, Pom, lemon juice), and Blood Orange Cosmo (Ketel One Oranje, fresh squeezed blood orange juice, simple syrup, orange juice). Mmmmmm. And double mmmm knowing the funds are helping such a great cause such as the Ellie Fund, which provides care for the families of those going through treatments for breast cancer. Huge.