Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blogger Dinner At Boston Chops

On Tuesday night I went to dinner at Boston Chops with a few of about fifty of my friends who blog in Boston.  Organized by Georgina, it was a nice excuse to get out on a week night for great conversation and delicious food!

Boston Chops is in the South End and has been open less than a year.  It is a steak house which is likely why I had never even heard of it (since I don't like steak).  I'm always up for trying a new restaurant and was excited to check it out.

Georgina is such a good hostess and had our tables decorated beautifully!  I enjoyed a delicious cocktail which I can't remember the name of right now and can't find on the online menu (sorry).

My blogger turned real life friends, Kate and Emily, went to the event too.  We enjoyed catching up and sent each other text messages for days leading up to the event discussing what we would eat since there were so many good choices on the menu! {Kate and Emily are also the newest members of The Bean Team for the MS Challenge Walk in Sept but more on that in an upcoming post. To say I am excited would be an understatement.}

It was so nice to catch up with Agnes again. We have met a few times before but I hadn't seen her in a while.
 
My other table mates included El and Francesca.  Francesca and I have been chatting online for over a year so it was so great to finally meet.  El's sister and I work together which we figured out during dinner (small world) and I really enjoyed getting to know her.  I hope to get together with both of these ladies again very soon!  Oh and Francesca is a Stella and Dot stylist and you all know how obsessed I am with Stella and Dot!

Georgina and Vanessa were also at our table.  I've been friends with Georgina for a while now but it was nice to meet Vanessa for the first time.  I continue to be amazed at just how many bloggers there are in Boston.  Food bloggers, fashion bloggers, beauty bloggers, lifestyle bloggers and all the other random topics we write about.  Such an amazing community!

Oh and I'm sure you want to know about the food right?!  I ordered the Giannone Fried Chicken along with 2 others at my table (I guess we were the non-steak lovers table).  The chicken was delicious and I'm so glad I ordered it even though I was most tempted to just order that amazing twice baked loaded baked potato (bottom right photo).  It was the biggest baked potato I've ever seen and I was jealous of the ladies at my table who got one! 

Can we talk about the portion size?  HUGE!  My meal was big enough for two or three people and I definitely did not finish it.  I had plenty to take home.

By the way this was not a free event.  We all paid for our food and drinks!  (I don't just go to the free events even though those are a nice treat)!


9 comments:

  1. Love this post and your photos are great! I wish I had taken pics but I just have my dark ones from my iphone. So great yo meet you and all the lovely ladies!

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    1. p.s. I think the name of our drink was a "Plus 1".

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  2. And once again, you have me jealous of all this Boston Blogger fun! Georgina is the bombdotcom, next time I'm taking a plane up and crashing one of these events. Seriously, you don't like steak?????

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  3. Another fun time with you- and we totally should have split the chicken!

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  4. This looks wicked fun. I need to get out for some blogger events soon. All I've been to so far was a (fun) BollyX fitness class that Just Us Gals organized and publicized on the Boston Bloggers Facebook page.

    Glad your new MS Challenge Walk teammates are bloggers too. They're going to have a blast!

    Looking forward to your trivia fundraiser!

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  5. Hi I'm visiting from El's blog. What a fun event. Sounds like you had a great evening. Great pictures I loved reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I'm starving now! I'm not usually a fried chicken person, but it looks so goooood!

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  7. Well, now I am starving! Looks like you had so much fun!

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  8. So jealous you get to attend so many amazing Boston Events. The food looks delicious!

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