Another Cleveland blogger dinner is in the books!
- Alicia from Poise in Parma (that’s me! Plus PIP Aunt Kathy and guests)
- Amanda from Clue into Cleveland
- Crystal from Eat Drink Cleveland
- Holly from Rust Belt Runner
- Jen from Why CLE?
- John from Songs and Stories
- Julie from Am I There Yet
- Kimberly from SMITTEN…in cleveland
- Lyn from Life Lyn Style
- Nadine from Blog the New Black
- Sarah from Cooker Girl
- Stuart from sosAssociates
- Tammy from Miss WineOH
Our group took over the enclosed patio area at the restaurant – a great spot for dining any time of year. Some of my favorite blogger meetups are the ones where we just plan to meet up for dinner. No tour, no project to do, no agenda. It gives everyone the chance to kick back, chat and catch up.
I think John’s recap post from the evening explains that feeling the best – definitely worth the read.
In a true measure of a successful event, we even had some familiar faces as party crashers: my mom and her boyfriend Todd.
Side note: the enclosed patio at The South Side is not an iPhone photo friend.
Our introductions and announcements including the sharing of plenty of exciting events happening around Cleveland through the end of the year, and several of our members announcing that they had recently changed jobs. There’s lots of change and things happening this Fall season.
As we chatted away, our food arrived in a swoop from one end of the table to the other:
An array of dishes came out of the kitchen including my chicken curry soup du jour and salad, my mom’s P.E.I mussels, the calamari, the fried fish sandwiches, the chorizo sausages with pierogies, and more. Everything tasted as good as it looked – if not better!
It was another successful meet up, filled with chatter, beverages and food. The staff at The South Side did their part by doing such a nice job accommodating our large group that evening. I owe a huge thanks to all the bloggers and blog supporters (and party crashers!) that came out on Tuesday evening – can’t wait to see you all again in December!
Interested in joining in on the fun? Sign up for the November state wide blog swap over at the Facebook event page. Any Ohio blogger can participate! Stay up-to-date on the details for the December Holiday Party & Cookie Swap and our upcoming 2013 events by liking the OBA Facebook page today.
I’m taking suggestions for future Ohio Blogging dinner and meetup spots: what’s your favorite place to dine with a large group of people around Cleveland?