It’s the weekend! And a long (for me) holiday weekend with my family at that! The weather has turned for the better, I have a few days off, its been a week of fabulous eats. What could be better? Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Seth from MysteryMeet.org, Boston Foodies Discovering New Restaurants. I am excited to feature a site that is not a food blog both to mix things up a little bit and also because I am very interested in the concept of MysteryMeet.org.
What is MysteryMeet.org?
It’s a site for Boston foodies that want to discover new restaurants. On the second Tuesday of every month, we get together at a new dining establishment, where we’ve arranged an exclusive pre-fixe menu. We invite you to the Mystery Meets however you want – by email, text message, Facebook or Twitter – but there’s a catch: we only give you 24 hours advance notice! So if you’re not in the know, you miss out! It’s a great way for foodies to discover new restaurants, and for new restaurants to get the word out.
Is MysteryMeet.org a food blog?
It’s not. There are so many great food blogs out there – from Boston Restaurant Talk to Grub Street to the Boston Foodie – that I decided I’d rather share what they do than try to reproduce it. So I have a list of great Boston food blogs on MysteryMeet and I’m constantly passing along their posts thru Twitter and on our Facebook Page . But we’re not a blog; we’re not a dating site; we’re not a networking site. We’re really just about getting together to try new restaurants.
When will you host your first Mystery Meet?
We’re aiming to host our first Mystery Meet in May. We’re always looking for new restaurants at which host them, so feel free to send us suggestions!
How did you get involved in restaurant events?
I was producing a lot of hospitality events in Providence, including bartending competitions and the New England Nightlcub and Bar Expo at the Twin River Casino. Last summer, my girlfriend and I produced the Rhode Island World of Flavors , with almost 30 restaurants competing for a $15,000 prize package. She now works in admissions at Le Cordon Bleu in Kendall Square, and I do social media in Burlington for a living. When we moved up here, I wanted to continue working with restaurants, so I launched MysteryMeet.org as a side project.
Where do you see MysteryMeet.org in a year?
Hopefully, we’ll have a solid foodie following that will be joining us once a month. We are also looking for ways to tie a charity in to what we do, so I hope we find a way to eat for a good cause.
Thank you, Seth, for helping all of us, including me, understand the concept behind MysteryMeet.org. I can not wait to hear about and hopefully attend the first event, and I would definitely like to write a follow up post sometime after the first Mystery Meet.
This post serves as a great reminder that you don’t have to be a blogger to be a featured foodie! Have an idea or foodie life you want to share? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org