Tuesday night I attended a Boston Blogger Meetup at Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square. True, I don’t live in Boston, more like 45 minutes outside of Boston, but it’s close enough.
|Voted one of Boston's Best bars by Esquire Magazine|
The restaurant was AMAZING! I can't even begin to count how many times I've walked right past Eastern Standard on my way to a Red Sox game via the Kenmore Square T station. I always thought it was too fancy for my liking. Now I can take that back 100%. It has a 30's vibe to it with the classy decor and music. The manager was so accommodating and kept coming by to ask us how everything was. He had seen us tweet about the meetup and was waiting for us. Apparently he was excited for us to come by. I don't think that's ever happened in my life experiences with restaurants. "Oh hi, we were expecting you, so glad you chose to come here". Pretty awesome. Our waitress was beyond amazing too. She spent a good amount of time explaining different wines and drinks to us and went out of her way to split the check for us. With 7 people at a table, that can be a pain, but she was really cool with it. I’d definitely go back there. You should too!
The ladies I met up with for drinks and apps were fabulous, fierce and totally fun to be around. We discussed topics from fitness, to health, to food & wine, to relationships, to everyday life, to blogging tips, and tons more.
|Alli, Erin, Samantha, MB, Sara, Sarah, Maddie|
Picture courtesy of Erin
Let's pimp, shall we? Check out these ladies on their blogs:
Alli at Alli Learns Life
Erin at Creative Soul in Motion
Samantha at Samantha in Training
MB at Finally Figuring It Out
Sarah at Sarah's Modern Bites
Maddie at BFF: Better Food and Fitness
It was interesting to be around like-minded blogger people and I didn’t feel like a total fool for whipping out my camera in the middle of a restaurant. Let me explain: I’ve always been a person who takes photos of almost everything I do, whether it’s for blogging purposes or not. I just like to have pictures to document everything I do. It’s fun to look back at them and say “Oh, yeah, I forgot about that!!” hand the picture to a friend and said “Remember this??” and then have a great time reminiscing about the good times. Who doesn’t love that? I take picture a day for my personal Facebook page and I hadn’t taken that picture yet, so I figured I’d take a picture of my meal. The food arrived and before I got my camera out of my pocket, I saw flashes going off all around me. Everyone had whipped out a camera and was taking pictures of their food!!!!! Who does that? WE DO!
|Flatbread with tomatoes, olives and camembert|
|Spinach lightly sauteed with olive oil and onions|
Just now, as I type this, The Chew is on TV. A new daytime show about cooking. Seriously it’s like someone’s trying to tell me something. Or they just know me well enough to know that food trumps exercising anyday!