Monday, November 4, 2013

Where to Eat in Cardiff and What is a 'Blate'?

If you are looking for a great place to eat in Cardiff, I highly recommend Pacific Coast Grill.  I did not know what to expect yesterday, when I drove up the coast to my first "blate."  If you're not familiar with the term, it's basically the words blogger and date put together.  This is basically a fun word to describe a blogger meet-up.

My friend and colleague Bri of SanBriego let me know about this cool group called the So Cal Sistas.  When I arrived, the hosts, Jill and Amanda were already there.  They had stylishly set the table and gifted each of us with the flower and ribboned package pictured above (look for another post later on the beautiful green lace necklace Jill made).  It was all quite classy and a detail I probably would have totally forgotten if I had been in charge of organizing the event.  I loved it!

Now to the restaurant, you could not have picked a better location.  Right on the water, the view was
amazing.  Plus, it was such a beautiful day.  The air was just a little crisp but dreamily gorgeous.  The food was delicious.  I ordered the Cardiff Reef Roll pictured to your right.  It was so incredibly yummy.  I could have eaten two if the $18 price tag wasn't so high.  It was certainly a treat though, and the company was fantastic.  I really enjoyed getting to know the other So Cal Bloggers.

The only downside was that the long table made it a little difficult to engage in conversation with everyone, but we all agreed we would get together again in a more social and flexible setting like a Temecula wine tour.

Overall, I enjoyed my first 'blate' and will definitely be trying to set up more of these.  It's one thing to
interact with other bloggers online, but something has to be said for actually meeting up in person.  I read somewhere that most blog readers are other bloggers, so it would make sense that you would want to connect and take advantage of the opportunity to meet up with other local bloggers.

So, if you're in San Diego or Southern California, please let me know.  I'd love to meet you, and so would the other girls.

Be sure to check out these great blogs:

Left to Right (Picture courtesy of Amanda Kathryn):
Top Row - Jill from Classy with a Kick, Me :), Abby from The Fabulous Life of a Natural Disaster, Amanda from Amanda Kathryn, Amanda from A Beautiful Mess, Adrienne from Pretty Chouette, and Brianne from San Briego
Bottom Row - Jessica from Wifesticated, Kailyn from Kailyn Marie, and Marty from Marty with the Party

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