A few weeks ago, I wrote about an upcoming first-ever Edmonton Foodie Meetup that would take place at Blue Plate Diner. I didn’t know at the time of course that tonight would be one of the coldest nights in recent memory, but I should have also known that Edmonton’s culinary community are made up of a hearty bunch – every one of the 12 individuals who signed up on the wiki came, in spite of the weather!
It was a great opportunity to meet the authors behind some of the food blogs I read every day, and to chat about our love of food. Here’s a list of the bloggers (and their blogs) that attended tonight (Diane from NAIT and Mack were also there though they don’t have food blogs):
- Hanne and Carlo of Supper in Stereo
- Courtney and Brooke of Take it and Like it
- Marianne and Zed of Loosen Your Belt and Eat Around Edmonton
- Chris of Eating is the Hardest Part
- Isabelle of The Little Red Kitchen
- Maki of In My Element
The acoustics of the Diner worked against talking to those at the other end of the table, but for the most part, I’m glad we chose this particular restaurant. Service was good, and portions were larger than I remember from previous visits.
Sweet Potato Fries (Mack loved the mayo dipping sauce)
Green Onion Cakes (I could have done without these, but Mack disagreed)
Mack’s Green Curry and Broccoli Soup and Mac-N-Cheese
My Pozole Chicken Enchiladas (not as dry as the last time I had them, I was happy with the generous amount of cheese on top)
Thanks to everyone for coming, and a special thank you to Hanne and Courtney for helping me organize the get-together! Based on the interest expressed, I think we will be having a second foodie meetup some time in the future. Keep an eye on the wiki for details!
18 thoughts on “Edmonton Foodie Meetup #1”
It was a super fun time! Thank you for doing majority of the set-up work 🙂
Can foodies without food blogs also attend? 🙂 I do keep a running Flickr set of stuff I’ve cooked or eaten, though:
It was really great coming out Sharon, thanks for organizing it! Even though I don’t blog about it, I always love meeting people and of course eating. I invite your comments, feedback & suggestions on the content we do create though. Here are a few spots:
We’re hoping to make the techlife magazine website a blog format later this year. We have a section called CuliNAIT that I’m sure you’d be interested in. 🙂
Carlo and I had a great time, too! I think the Blue Plate was a great venue choice, Sharon.
I too had a hard time hearing all the conversations going on but it was a good time for sure! Thanks for organizing!
Yes, thanks so much! It was really great to meet everyone.
I’m with Lea – can us blogless foodies attend in the future?
I’m kind of sad I ended up not being able to go, but maybe next time!
Great meeting everyone yesterday! Thanks for putting it together! Looking forward the next meet up.
Thank you as well. Fabulous job on the set up and look forward another.
Glad everyone had a good time! Thanks for coming out!
Lea and Dajana – I don’t see why not!
i’m sorry i missed hearing about this in time! i would love to join fellow edmonton food bloggers the next time a get-together is planned.
thanks for checking out edmonton foodie!
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my name is Darcie, and I am the community development specialist from Microsoft in the West Edmonton Mall. I was wondering if your group was looking for a space to swap recipes and talk about the best meal you’ve had in the city.
I recently had a co-worker in Toronto team up with a local photography group to host an evening of them showcasing their work, on his 103″ screen in the back of his location. I wasn’t sure if your group would be interested but it might be a nice mixer to have some photographs display and have the photographers explain their work, like where they ate what dish and what was good what wasn’t. Or trade tips and tricks.
Let me know if this is something that would interest your group and I can give you my space for free!