Last night’s meet up was a success! It was so nice to put a name and a face to so many people who email me and leave comments on the blog – and know a lot about me!
We met up at sweetgreen in Dupont Circle, which is a cute little salad and frozen yogurt place where you order at a counter and can take it to go or sit down to eat. They focus on sourcing local and organic ingredients, and though not everything is local, they do have a board listing and highlighting all those ingredients.
Another really cool thing about sweetgreen is that EVERYTHING is compostable – down to the forks, napkins, and frozen yogurt containers. So cool! They also have lots of predesigned salads and wraps that you can order from, which I love.
But you can also make your own, which is what I ended up doing. Mixed greens, chickpeas, cucumbers, grapes, hearts of palm, balsamic, and a hunk of bread. It was really delicious and fresh tasting, and though I didn’t snap a pic, I absolutely loved the bowls they served the salad in! They were thin wooden bowls that were HUGE and that I have to find for my own apartment stat.
Several of us moved onto frozen yogurt after we were done our salads, myself included.
Tart fro-yo with raspberries, chocolate chips, and sliced almonds. Even though it was chilly out, it totally hit the spot. Yum.
There ended up being about 10 people in all, which was a good number because we all got to talk and know each other quite a bit.
Carissa, Kate, Kelly, Jennifer
Emily, Me, Olga, Cory, Penny
I didn’t do that great of a job of taking pictures, but a few more people ended up stopping by during the couple hours we were there, and we all had a really good time (I think!). It was so fun to meet everyone and it was really nice to automatically have so much in common and to talk about.
I think I’ll be organizing another one of these soon!
Have you ever met someone in person that you originally met on the internet?
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