What a (POM) WONDERFUL group of bloggers! 😀
Everyone seems so passionate about what they do! And we have such a great mix of people. The bloggers are from several different health-focused niches, so we have a lot to learn from one another!
The group met in the hotel lobby prompty at 6:00 PM for dinner.
After a brief introduction from Jeff, the Director of Internet Marketing at POM, we piled into a couple of vans and drove to BJ’s Brewhouse just down the road.
BJ’s Brewhouse is a popular restaurant chain– and it was so good! 😀
Of course, the food bloggers snapped photos outside of the restaurant. Myself included! 😉
Our group had plenty to chat about over dinner. The conversation never waned– we actually got a little rowdy at times!
To start, I ordered BJ’s Pumpkin Ale, which was a medium-bodied spiced ale. It definitely hit the spot after a long day of traveling.
As an appetizer, a few of us shared the Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, which were grilled shrimp glazed with spicy Thai sauce, served on a bed of cabbage, cilantro, carrots and red onion, all tossed with a fresh, minty mango salsa and sprinkled with toasted coconut. The lettuce cups were served with a spicy Thai sauce for dipping. They were awesome!
For my entree, I ordered the Soup and Salad Combo, so I started with a house salad with honey mustard.
And then had a bowl of BJ’s Piranha Pale Ale Chili, which was made with pork and beef, pinto beans, Piranha Pale Ale, and topped with scallions. It was exactly what I wanted. I had been craving chili for days!
I chatted with Roni for quite a bit of the evening. I was excited to meet her in person, so I was glad that we had a lot to talk about!
I was pretty stuffed after dinner, so I wasn’t going to eat dessert, but when the table decided to share a bunch of goodies, I couldn’t resist. I helped myself to some Old Fashioned Apple Crisp and enjoyed every bite. I loved the crunchy mix of oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Holy yum!
After publishing this post, I am heading straight to bed. I am so exhausted– especially being on East coast time and all.
Tomorrow morning, we are touring the POM Wonderful groves and taking a plane ride to view the Estate from above! So cool! I’m super nervous about the flight in a tiny plane, but I know it’ll be exciting and worth every ounce of nervousness.
See ya tomorrow for more POM Harvest fun!