In February I put out a feeler to some fellow Philly area bloggers to see if they would be interested in attending a meetup. I had no idea where or when this event would take place, but I wanted to make sure people were interested before I worked on the details. Fortunately, many I reached out to were psyched to have an opportunity to get together. It would be a chance for many bloggers to meet in real life for the first time.
There was only one restaurant I thought of to host the event: Supper. Located in Philadelphia at 928 South Street, it is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. They have a killer brunch menu which is highlighted by their red velvet waffles and spicy Bloody Mary. They also have a delicious dinner menu. I reached out to the owners, Mitch and Jen, who were thrilled to host the event.
We had a great turnout. I was so excited to meet so many bloggers that I have admired. In fact, I was so excited that I forgot to take pictures as the food was coming out. They served passed bites of their apple beignets, red velvet waffles, dixie biscuits, burgers and hot dogs. Thankfully, towards the end of the event, they were kind enough to make full-sized versions of each dish for us to photograph.
I managed to snap a pic of Mitch but I forgot to take one of Jen. Hopefully, some of my fellow bloggers were able to grab some pics of the lovely Jen Prensky so that I can show them to you here. I’ll add a link once I find them. ***Found one. Thanks Amy!
We each enjoyed a complimentary Mimosa while we nibbled and chatted the afternoon away.
Everyone had a great time as you can tell by the smiles on their faces.
The most hilarious part of the day was towards the end of the event. We had all been nibbling on the passed bites. Everyone then had a chance to take pictures of the full-sized meals. We were all hanging around the area where the food was staged. We had already nibbled on a lot of food but that won’t keep a food blogger from taking just a wee bit more. We were engrossed in conversation when someone made a reach for the fried pickles that accompanied the Supper Dog.
Then someone else decided to take a little piece of the waffles and it all went downhill from there. It was a glorious mash up of bits and pieces of the dishes being devoured by the food bloggers who had circled the area. You can’t keep a food blogger from fried pickles even if they are full.
Once the event began to wrap up and people headed on their way I checked in with Mitch and Jen to thank them profusely for being such great hosts. They were not just working the event. They were hanging with us which made it feel more like a family event and less like a formal meetup. Have I mentioned how much I love Supper? I have? Okay. Let me just say that I would highly recommend you visit them soon and I’ll leave it at that.
If you do visit them I’m not sure I can tell you just one item from the menu to try. There are so many that are worth trying that I think your best bet is to go there with a group of people and order various items off the menu. Their portions are large enough that you can share. You don’t want to miss out on anything. If you don’t like to share then plan several visits so that you can enjoy everything they have to offer.
Oh and if you do order the Supper Dog guard your plate closely. There may be a blogger lurking around looking to steal your fried pickles.
Check out what some of the other bloggers had to say about the event:
Blogroll for the remaining attendees: