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!