Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scenes from Blogtoberfest

Boston Bloggers, it was fabulous to see and meet you the other night at Ginger Park. You are such a wonderful group of people and I just love being a part of this community!Ginger Park is located at 1357 Washington Street in the South End.
Formerly the restaurant Banq and formerly an actual Bank, the interior is uniquely stunning. It is like dining in a cave, but a wooden cave with free flowing curvy panels and soft lighting. I was a little burnt out after a busy day at work and from my previous late night at the Citizen Cope concert, so I reluctantly steered clear of the cocktail menu. I started with a non-alcoholic Asian inspired ice tea that was equally tart and bitter, a Lemon Ginger Tisane ($4). Passed appetizers moved swiftly about the bar area including pork potstickers with a delightful carrot ketchup, chicken dumplings, and a beef noodle dish served in a traditional Chinese food take-out box complete with chopsticks. Mingling, drinking tea, eating some appetizers - at this point, I was ready for an alcoholic beverage. Ginger Park boasts an impressive Sake menu.
I chose a glass of the Hitori Musume Sayaka "Only One Daughter" Junmai sake ($6). The tiny glass sparked intrigue and conversation; many were curious as to what I was sipping on. My second and final drink of the evening was a boring old Amstel Light ($5). They only serve bottled beer and the selection is unimpressive. I was hoping for a Kirin, a Sapporo, a Tsing Tao - any sort of Asian brand would have worked to win my good graces in the beer department.
Props to local blogger Jenny Fraizer for hosting what was actually the fourth annual Boston Blogtoberfest. (However, my first!) I look forward to this as an annual event. What a great way to put names to faces, network, and catch up with those you already know. Many thanks to Ginger Park for hosting us this past Thursday evening. I am looking forward to having a proper meal in the future!
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17 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulous party! Too bad I missed it... but the way my weekend went, I think it's better I stayed in that night!

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  2. What a cool event, glad you had fun! I love the noodles served in little take out boxes too - super cute!

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  3. i love the look of this venue!

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  4. I've been to Ginger Park once and loved it. They have a great menu and a great ambiance. Blogtoberfest sounds like a blast!

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  5. Never heard of Ginger Park but looks great!

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  6. Michelle from Hit the Bricks described the ceiling as one of those toy kits to put together the skeleton of a dinosaur together. I couldn't get that out of my head and kept thinking we were in a T-Rex. I had a great time and I love your re-cap!

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  7. I wish I had gotten one of the to-go carton of noodles!! I would def go back there for dinner- the little food I had was yummy.

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  8. I want to go to a Blogtoberfest!! How many people were there? I wonder if there is one in my city of Minneapolis? Hmmm... will have to research that one!

    And sweetie, thanks for much for you comment about my Quote Blog... I am so happy you enjoy it! For some reason, quotes just do it for me. I nod right along with you!! Love ya dear! xo

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  9. What a fun party! Those potstickers look incredible. Glad you had a great time!

    xo
    Valerie

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  10. I had never heard about blogtoberfest before! you seem to have such great events for bloggers in the US. Maybe I should organise one here in Finland since no one else has had the idea? :D

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  11. I so wish I could have gone to this!! And now I so need to visit Ginger Park. It's beautiful inside! :)

    Sues

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  12. Your recap is soooo great. I didn't take any pictures- oops, I was too busy chatting. Maybe I will steal some of yours : )
    Anyway love how you linked the people "you already know" You are too cute. Hope to see you Saturday night!

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  13. as always really cool dad

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  14. Great recap! It was fabulous to see you as always!

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  15. Great recap - it was great to see you and catch up!

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