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Place for Pig-alles a Foodie Meet-Up

On Sunday night I had the lovely opportunity to meet a few wonderful food bloggers face to face. From left to right we have Catherine of Food Musings (who was delightful and funny), the secretive couple from BunRab (who's site I didn't know but have since fallen in love with their photos and their wild story about how they were the first couple married at the French Laundry back when it just opened), Kristen of Give Me Some Food (who actually went to college with Adam, proving my theory that foodies somehow attract other foodies), and the visiting Adam of the The Amateur Gourmet (who's working on a book right now). Also present were Sam & Fred of Becks & Posh (who arrived soon after the photo was snapped and were even more charming than I imagined them to be). We ended up at Place Pigalle over in Hayes Valley (a neighborhood here in San Francisco). I'd never been there before and wasn't 100% sure where it was - that is, until I got there and realized I'd walked past it a bajillion times. It was a low-key bar with lots of beers on tap, a decent wine selection and a great happy hour price (pint of Stella less than 3 bucks). Plus it got bonus points for big booths and a foosball table.

So, what does a table full of food bloggers talk about? If you said food you'd only be partly correct. We also, somehow ended up talking about American pop-culture and American Idol for much longer than I'd like to admit. However we did talk a lot about food. Adam is visiting from New York and has a large list of places that he's hoping to make it to. In fact, the night before we met, he drove out to Yountville to visit Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc. Talking to him made me realize. Wow, I live here and I've never been to half the places he's going to make it to - this has got to change. I'm going to have to start going out more often...

Our conversation also made me realize the funny lengths we go to for a good meal. So tell me everyone, what's the furthest distance you've ever gone for a good meal?

And hey Adam, next time we meet I will (a) have a gift for you and (b) take you up on that foosball challenge.

celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
eating with good friends and family along with some great food, in a place near the ocean with the wind blowing by you is probally the best i have ever had!
Mamarosa Mamarosa 10 years
Oh, that's a hard question! I've always thought about going the distance, especially on a Friday night when I feel like I deserve a big treat for a hard work week, but when it comes down to it, I don't drive the 16 hours just for breakfast and amaretto mousse cake. Instead, I think the furthest is probably into the city (I live in Davis). I do have a friend who uncharacteristically drove all the way across town for a burrito once and found out the next day she was pregnant, maybe the hormones are directly related to the distance your willing to go.
SU3 SU3 10 years
I've done the same LuciLu! aaahh... good sushi :)
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
We have driven about an hour for good sushi! :)
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Yum, this has given me an idea, let's host a food blogger's party, I'll plan it!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I read AG on the daily! Loved his posts about SF!
kd0024 kd0024 10 years
I would travel the end of the earth for a great meal, good company and lots of culture.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I've driven an hour and a half for a Jimmy's Swine Burger from Fatty Patty's Too. It's as big as a birthday cake, served on a pizza tray (as are most of their meals- their portions are unbelievable), and has hamburger, sausage, ham, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and even with a group of 6 guys we had major leftovers.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I would probably say 40-50 miles to meet up with my family for dinner. But that's just what comes to mind right now...
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