Today went by so fast because I was super excited for my 2nd blogger meet up. Not only was I excited to meet two new girls, I was psyched about returning to one of Sal’s restaurants…for the 4th time in the past week. Yes, really. And the 9th visit in the past month. It’s getting worse than my Chick-Fil-A obsession. But take back “worse” and replace it with “best” because it’s the best obsession I’ve had in a while.
I love being a part of the blog world, making blog friends, and then meeting them in real life. Not everyone understands the love affair that I have with talking about food, taking pictures of it, and then putting it all together in my blog. But these girls do! Today’s meet up included these lovely ladies:
Amelia (a pastry chef who needs a blog), Erica from Itzy’s Kitchen, yours truly, Blair from Reasonably Swanky, and Lindsay from Pancakes N Pajamas.
When we first got to the Mustard Seed, Erica was like “I think they know you’re here. They keep looking over here.” Why on earth would they be doing that? Oh, maybe because ever since I discovered Dine with Sal has a facebook page, I’ve been blowing it up with my reviews and comments. And then I told them I was coming, haha. In the middle of our dinner my idol came over and said “You write the healthy blog? They just pulled it up for me to see.” Blushing like a 16-year-old whose crush just appeared at her locker, I confirmed that yes, it was I, his friendly stalker. Then he says “You’re Brandon’s girlfriend?” to which I firmly replied, “EX girlfriend.” Let’s keep that straight mister. (Side note: B worked there for a hot minute before he started law school aka the death of our romance/birth of our best friendship heheh). Sal thanked me for my reviews and Erica snapped a photo as my face turned a hue similar to the cheeks of a Russian grandmother.
For dinner, I chose an entrée from their usual menu: Stir Fry Vegetables. I added chicken and chose rice noodles instead of brown rice. Thank you sweet server Hampton for dealing with my choosiness.
This dish had so many vegetables — carrots, broccoli, red peppers, yellow peppers, black beans, asparagus, mushrooms, cabbage, and zucchini. There might even be more but I was too busy enjoying it to inspect my dish. The sauce was light and sweet. It was a very healthy and satisfying dish and I have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Nothing like spreading the Mustard Seed over onto my next day.
After we all finished eating, our server told us that Sal offered us a couple of desserts on the house. Yeah, I jumped on that and requested the Hummingbird Cake. We then suggested they surprise us with the second. Here’s a typical blogger pic of us trying to get some natural light
Close up of the Hummingbird Cake:
And the Cherry Cheesecake:
Both desserts were delicious. Lindsay and I both agreed that even though we’re not cheesecake chicks, this was really tasty. The Hummingbird Cake is now my favorite of their desserts. It is “a delicious spice cake with hints of banana and pineapple layered and covered with cream cheese frosting and walnuts.” I don’t know what bananas and pineapple have to do with hummingbirds but this was mmmmmmmmm. Does anyone know?
You bet your blog-reading behinds that I left this place feeling like a Mustard Seed celebrity. Next up on the list: Boulevard Diner! Who’s coming?
After I got home, I went to the store with my roommate to get wine. Look at this ridiculous candy display! Is this normal?