I just got back from an absolutely incredible blogger dinner in Chicago! After a looong, sleepless week, I can’t think of any better way to spend a Friday evening than with foodies at a fantastic restaurant! Tonight, Rose from On a Lobster Placemat, Mara from What’s For Dinner?, another foodie friend and I met up at Thai Spoon + Sushi.
When Rose first contacted me about getting together way back on August 10, 2008 (haha I couldn’t help it, I looked it up on Gmail to see exactly when it was!), I remember thinking that February couldn’t come soon enough! It was a blast to get to know everyone better and talk with each other face-to-face about blogging, food, life and everything in between! For the record, these girls are just as sweet and thoughtful as they appear on their blogs!
The restaurant itself was great. It had so many options, all at very reasonable prices (especially considering we were in downtown Chicago)! I decided to go with the Pad Thai + Shrimp.
That was the SMALL size, and it was just $5.50! I really want to know what the large looks like! But could something so good to be true measure up in taste? HECK YES! This was definitely the best pad thai I’ve ever had. Usually they are either too oily, too saucy or too sweet. This dish was none of the above. It was just flavorful enough and the addition of the shrimp made it perfect. I ate about 1/2 and took the rest home for leftovers!
It was fun to snap away with the camera and know that everybody at my table was doing the exact same thing 😉 I am so happy because I have now met so many fellow food bloggers: here, here and now! I really hope to keep this trend going. FOOD BLOGGER CONFERENCE 2009! Let’s do it.
She gave me a pretty gift bag full of amazing things. The first item I pulled out of the bag was hilarious – a whale-shaped ice cream scoop!
On top of that, I received a double-sided spatula, a birdie mug (to match my birdie oatmeal bowl!), a cute photo holder, Kashi bars, Dove milk chocolate (my fave Valentine chocolate, how did you know?!), and a really sweet card. Thank you, Rose! It was so cool to get my Secret Cupid gift in person!
I’ve had a million at least four pieces of Dove chocolate since I got home! I’m starting the Valentine’s Day festivities early 😉 Bobby and I have some plans for tomorrow – nothing major, but it will be nice to take a day off and push all of my work to Sunday. That is, until Sunday comes and I have nothing but work to do! But I’m not going to think about that…yet.
I hope you all have some fabulous weekends planned regardless of whether or not you’re celebrating the Hallmark Holiday!
Random Question: What are your weekend plans?!
Thanks for all of the book suggestions yesterday! I am indeed reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. I like it even better than The DaVinci Code! And I was glad to see some of you got on the Twilight bandwagon 😉 Always a good thing! I’m going to make a list of all of your suggestions and post it later this weekend so that everyone can benefit! For now…goodnight!
Hugs + Kisses,