A few weeks ago my friend Mallory over at total noms and co-owner of Mile End Bakery decided she wanted to start a meetup for Food Bloggers in NYC. As a fellow food blogger and friend, I signed right up. Within just a few days there were over 80 members!
The first meetup was Tuesday night at Murray's Cheese Bar in the West Village. I'd never been and I'm really not sure why. Who doesn't like cheese?! The menu has many different cheeses broken up into: fresh, soft-ripened, washed rind, semi-firm and firm, and blue. They also have several kinds of meats. If you aren't in the mood for just cheese and meat standing on their own, they also have sandwiches, fondue, mac & cheese, enchiladas, and salads.
I opted to have two cheeses and a meat. With all the different cheeses on the menu I wasn't sure what to get and let the cheesemonger (yes, that's a real word) choose for me. I ended up with a Rainbeau Ride Meridian fresh cheese, Ewephoria Gouda semi-firm, and Creminelli Wild Boar Salami. It was excellent and I really liked the cute slate it was served on. I would definitely go back. My picture turned out terribly but Mallory captured a photo of someone else's that was very nice:
Not only was the food good, but so was the company. I met a few nice people with food blogs and some that are interested in starting food blogs. I look forward to our future events. If you have a food blog and live in NYC, come join us!