Last night, I was lucky enough to meet a bunch of other Pittsburgh food bloggers at Dozen Bake Shop in Lawrenceville. I think there were 14 people there, but I may be wrong. Dozen served us an excellent Christmas dinner! This was my first time at Dozen, and I'm looking forward to trying their two other locations as well. It was such a nice, warm and cozy atmosphere.
They are obviously known for their baked goods (the words bake shop help), but according to the chalkboard, they have quite a selection of lunch and dinner foods as well. Some of the bloggers also mentioned that their brunch is excellent.
After talking and meeting people for a few minutes, we were told what our three delicious courses would be.
Our first course - deeelicious creamy butternut soup. It's like they sprinkled Christmas on the soup or something...it smelled like cinnamon and ginger goodness.
Mike generously shared growlers with all of us. This is East End Snow Melt. I've tried this a couple of times before, and it is definitely a great winter beer. It's rich, warm, and pretty strong. Yum!
He also brought over Church Brew Works Christmas Beer. I don't have any specifics on the beer, as my computer doesn't like their website for some reason...but it was great!
And then the second course - beautiful! A homemade roll, roasted brussel sprouts with carrots and cranberry, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, tempeh (turkey for the meat lovahs), and stuffing made with rye bread. It was so fabulous, and I ate every bite.
Dessert! I chose the apple crisp made with local apples and homemade whipped cream. Heavenly. It was so warm and perfectly spiced. The crumbly topping was amazing too. The other dessert was pumpkin pie, which also looked great.
Before we left, they gave us all cupcakes to go...how sweet! :)
I had a really great time, and it was so nice to meet other bloggers.
Greg and Eileen from Starving Kitten
Lauren from Burghilicious
Leah from Sweet Rehab
Andrea from Storming Your Castle
Unfortunately I didn't get the names/blog names of everyone at the other tables :( but hopefully I'll meet the rest of you at future meetups!
Thanks again everyone, and thanks to Mike for organizing everything (and for the beer!), and Dozen for the delicious dinner.