Friday, October 17, 2008

VeganMoFo: Bloggie Meetup!


Last night I got to meet Vegan Noodle, from "Walking The Vegan Line," and her husband John. They were in Santa Cruz for business, and so we arranged a dinner date. They were awesome! We went out to eat at "Malabar," one of two all-veg Sri Lankan restaurants in Santa Cruz. True to form, the service was quite slow indeed, but the company was great - so it didn't bother me much. We ordered a lot of different dishes and shared them amongst ourselves: fresh baked pan with garlicy olive oil, fresh salad rolls with tempeh, mango curry, eggplant & tofu, and green pea-cashew dumplings with a creamy curry sauce. Yum! Malabar's food is rich and flavorful, so sharing dishes was a great solution - to have a more varied palette.

It was a really fun evening - wonderful to meet and enjoy someone I'd only known online. Once again, the wonderful world of the vegan blogosphere does not disappoint! It made me fantasize about a neighborhood full of all the friendly vegan bloggers, living on the same street, making cookies for each other, having dinner parties... Instead - we'll just have to enjoy our friendly sporadic meet ups!

9 comments:

  1. Your blog meetup sounds awesome! It would be so cool to have an neighbourhood full of bloggers! Ha!

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  2. HOORAY!!!! I love it when my favorite fellow bloggers meet up :0)

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful evening! I love the idea of a blogger meetup--it would be great to meet all the people whose blogs I read and enjoy!

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  4. Sounds fun and the food sounds amazing!

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  5. Here's to good blogging friends and good food!!!

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  6. Oh it was so so nice to meet up with you two the other night!! The food was of course fantastic but it was so much fun to get to know you and that was my favorite part. I'm just now getting around to blogging about it.. my pics turned out really bad but I'm posting two anyways!!
    I'm hoping to get ut Santa Crux again because I barely got to see it. PLus it would give me another chance to meet up with you :-)

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  7. So cool that you got to meet! And that food sounds so good.

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  8. Aww, how fun! I love Amanda. I still haven't been to Malabar!

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  9. I want to live on that street, too! ;) How fortunate that you 4 were able to meet up and share a wonderful dinner.

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