Monday, August 15, 2011

Eating Great Food & Making New Friends

There's nothing better than a day that consists of eating great food and making new friends ... and that's exactly how I spent my day last Friday!

It all started with lunch at Dewey's Pizza in University City for the BATTL lunch, Bring A Tweep To Lunch, hosted by Todd Jordan, aka @tojosan on Twitter. How I did not hear about these lunches sooner, I have no idea! Apparently, Todd hosts these lunches every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, to give people a forum to get to know new people and do a little Twitter networking in real life! It was a great lunch, filled with some people I knew, and some people I did not, and some fantastic food at Dewey's pizza. The lunch crew consisted of: @nanna_j, @tojosan, @elmayuga, @gotarchoptions, and @deweyspizza ... and @gotarchoptions and I shared a Wild Mushroom Pizza and a Strawberry Macadamia Nut salad that were to die for!!

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Strawberry Macadamia Nut Salad

My next stop was to the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar on Locust for dinner with the St. Louis Food Bloggers Meetup! This group is a conglomeration of folks who write about food, St. Louis restaurants to be exact, via a blog or some other form of digital communication! The guest list included: @offeatenpathstl, @MilliGFunk, @gotarchoptions, @stllegend, @misseinstein007, @tojosan and @nanna_j. It was a bittersweet gathering, as our gracious hostess @MilliGFunk is moving to Colorado Springs in just over a week, but it was wonderful to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as well!

I had never been to Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar before and was very impressed with it's great atmosphere, unique menu, and extensive wine & beer list. My brew master Father would definitely approve of this establishment! (Mental note: bring Dad here soon!)

I must say I was very tempted by the Mac & Cheese item on the menu, I resisted temptation and ordered the Chilled Beef Tenderloin Salad instead ... which was simply a-ma-zing!! And to accompany it I ordered a 4 ounce glass of the Irish Cider, which was the perfect touch to the salad. Unfortunately, it was too dark in the restaurant for me to snap a photo, but you'll have to trust me on this one, it was another mouth watering meal! I will definitely go back there again for a repeat of that meal for sure!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, as if this meal wasn't wonderful enough already, before our dinners were served, they brought out this warm vegan bread and oil which truly was just about the best bread I have ever had. They say to reach a guy is through his stomach ... I think that pretty much works for girls, too!

Hmmm ... now I wonder if I can do a rerun of last Friday, this Friday too? Sounds like a plan to me!


1 comment:

  1. Nice write-up, Lisa. I'm really glad you were able to make it, and that we've been able to meet in real life before I move to Colorado. Thank you for the kind words here, and thanks for coming out on Friday!