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Mystery Meet Articles on Boston

August 2011 Dinner: Area Four

by Seth Resler

Dessert

Our final dining event of 2011 was hosted by longtime Mystery Meet Heather Brundage. She chose the brand new Area Four in Kendall Square as the venue. Thank you to Heather and the staff of Area Four for a great evening, and thank you to everyone for supporting Mystery Meet over the past year!

July 2011 Dinner: Pizzeria Posto

by Seth Resler

Pizza in the Oven

The lovely Bianca Garcia of the Confessions of a Chocaholic blog played hostess for our first Italian Mystery Meet at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville.

June 2011 Dinner: Food Trucks

by Seth Resler

Christine Liu

The summer brought another first for Mystery Meet: an outdoor event. We partnered with The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to give foodies an opportunity to try ten trucks all in one night! Christine Liu of The Discreet Hedonist was our guest host, and Jesse Brackenbury from the Greenway was instrumental in making it all happen. Despite less than cooperative weather – the rain barely held off – 30 foodies marched across downtown to taste the finest street fare the city of Boston has to offer.

May 2011 Dinner: Citizen Pub

by Seth Resler

Thomas

Glenn and Katrin of the Wine Dine with Us blog have been big supporters of Mystery Meet from the very beginning, so we were thrilled to invited them to host our eleventh dinner. They enthusiastically elected to host a pig roast at Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square. Our foodies pigged out on Thomas the Hog.

April 2011 Dinner: Tres Gatos

by Seth Resler

Tres Gatos Sign

Jacki and Meesh of Just Add Cheese were the gracious hosts of our first Spring Mystery Meet of 2011. They chose to host their Mystery Meet at Tres Gatos, the brand new Tapas-Restaurant-Meets-Bookstore-Meets-Record-Store in Jamaica Plain.

March 2011 Dinner: Back Bay Social Club

by Seth Resler

Chocolate Baked Mouse

Mystery Meet #9 took place at Back Bay Social Club, the new gastro-pub in Back Bay that quickly gained notoriety for its high-priced, high-quality burger. We headed over to the modern-day speakeasy for a special prix fixe menu with hand-picked beer pairings.

February 2011 Dinner: Flavor Tripping

by Seth Resler

Miracle Berry

It all started when a friend sent me a 2008 New York Times article about “flavor tripping.” You eat a Miracle Berry, which binds with your taste buds in a way that makes anything acidic taste very sweet. Lemons taste like lemonade, sour cream tastes like yogurt and vinegar tastes like cider.

January 2011 Dinner: Hell Night

by Seth Resler

Pickles

We kicked of 2011 with our hottest Mystery Meet yet – literally! We journeyed to East Coast Grill in Inman Square for one of their legendary Hell Nights. After signing our souls away, we played Russian Roulette with spicy meatballs, gobbled up the Wings of Mass Destruction, and choked back tears as we sucked down Inner Beauty Hot Sauce. Most of us survived.

December 2010 Dinner: Mumbai Chopstix

by Seth Resler

Mumbai Chopstix

At our final Mystery Meet of 2010, nearly 30 passionate foodies gathered to try the Indo-Chinese fusion restaurant Mumbai Chopstix. With beautiful decor, our own sitar player and a private room overlooking Newbury Street, we sat down for an adventurous meal from Chef Ranveer Brar.

November 2010 Dinner: Tavolo and Ashmont Grill

by Seth Resler

Squid Ink Ravioli

At Mystery Meet #5, our foodies were hosted by chef and owner Chris Douglass at his Dorchester pizza and pasta restaurant, Tavolo. Halfway through the meal a twist was revealed – as the diners learned that the remainder of their meal would be served three blocks down the street at Douglass’ other neighborhood restaurant, the Ashmont Grill.