This past weekend I attended the first meet-up of NYC Food Bloggers – a group of, you guessed it, food bloggers, organized by a young woman named Kate who recently moved here from Boston. Kate wants to model this group after the Boston Brunchers, who have become so popular that they get complimentary meals in restaurants in return for promotional blog posts. How cool is that? I can’t believe there isn’t already a group like that in NYC…
Our very first event was kindly hosted by a cafe called Treat Petite in the West Village. We got to sample a variety of their frozen kefir (not yogurt!) treats – kefir is also a cultured dairy product but it is thinner and less sweet than yogurt, and it is most popular in Eastern European and Central Asian countries. My favorite was the Key Lime Pie concoction – plain frozen kefir, graham cracker crumbs, and a key lime/sweetened condensed milk sauce. We also got to taste their goat cheese and turkey whole wheat crepe (not photographed), as well as a round of lattes. For not being a cafe that specializes in crepes, I was surprised by how good it was. And no, I’m not just saying that ’cause it was free. The latte (made with Intelligentsia Coffee) was also really great.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and I’m glad I got to meet the other group members.
If you’re a food blogger who lives in New York City who’s interested in meeting like minded people and getting a free meal every now and then, please sign up through this link!