I was so impressed with the Ohio Blogging Association group! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. There was a mix of experienced bloggers, newbies and even readers hoping to start their own blogs. I enjoyed hearing about the different blogs, their inspirations and all the fun they have had with blogging.
The Chubby Cook hosted the OBA's monthly meetup. Scott Groth is the chef owner and went out of his way to welcome us. He made us an assortment of hearty appetizers that had something for everyone. One of my blogging friends Alicia of Poise In Parma works there and was a wonderful hostess. Look at this spread!
|Scott describing the tasty bites|
|Romesco with assorted cheeses, dry cured salami and dippers|
|Alicia's Mom's special chicken meatballs - amazing!|
|Pulled Pork w/ slaw|
|Brie and raspberry bites and hummus stuffed tomatoes|
|The Chef easily accommodates gluten-free folks - here's a perfect example|
|Can't remember if this was olive tapenade or carmelized onions - I do know it was good!|
This kitchen is not only well-suited for food prep for large events, it's also high tech and perfect for hands-on cooking classes. I'm sure the classes would be a blast because the staff is fun, hard-working and damn good cooks! They seem to be like a family instead of a business. I'm sure that loving feeling is enhanced by Alicia's mom Michele being part of the team too.
|Yeah, I want this! Pot filler faucet and it boils water lickety split!|
In addition to all the great food, someone has a bun in the oven! Congrats Katie! Obviously she is newly pregnant but look at that glow!
The Chubby Cook is a great new local business that is worth checking out. Stop by for lunch or pick up take-away food for dinner.You can even purchase discounted frozen dinners to take home - and trust me - they won't be mistaken for those gross little plastic containers of yuck they have at the grocery store.
Oh - another first! I tried the freshly squeezed green juice and LOVE IT! Normally I hate hate hate it but this stuff blew me away! So fresh and it felt like I drank a super charged vitamin. I am hooked. Trying it should be a Must Do for everyone who finds themselves in the Beachwood area.
What a great evening! I'm looking forward to getting to hang out w/ my blogging friends again!
|Photo thanks to Katie!|