Meeting for Pie and Then Some

Disclaimer: Marie Callender’s paid for our dinners so we could try out the new menu. No other compensation was given.


One by one they grabbed their dinners and went to a nearby table. Not being driven away from something, but flocking toward something- better lighting. Giggles from the other ladies at the table as we watched them and took pictures, documenting the other side of the experience, the same side the other restaurant patrons were seeing.foodies
This is the way bloggers eat dinner.


Some SoCal Lady Bloggers had a chance last weekend to try out the new Marie Callender’s Pie and Pasta Amore menu. We trickled in from all four different counties to try out the menu and have a chance to sit with other bloggers. Some were focused on the food, some were glad of a chance to do an event, all enjoyed the mix of woman and blogger talk. Other patrons watched the table with different levels of entertainment, curiosity and disdain as food was discussed and photographed and waitstaff posed with plates.


For the record, the Marie Callender’s in Riverside had some excellent staff- thank you for allowing us to take over our section for a couple of hours. And when dessert came around, instead of being ushered to the right people they were sent to the nearby ‘photo studio’ and were photographed before being passed out to their eager recipients.


And ooh’d and aah’d and finally devoured.


Bloggers are a special breed, documenting everything from the rare to the mundane, treating every pie slice like its own little celebrity and recording the entire meal for posterity. And not every group of people can have such a wide range of interests and still come together, work with each other, learn from each other and appreciate each other’s strengths and differences.
Meetups are so important- to strengthen friendships already created through social media and to help create working relationships as well.
Thank you Marie Callender’s for allowing us the chance to have some great food and a chance to get together with fellow bloggers!
- Megan


  1. Loved this post!! And yes us bloggers are a unique bunch. We definitely need more get togethers like this.
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  2. I love this! It is so true, you don’t eat until you document what you eat because it goes along with your experience. :D

  3. I also love at events how everyone waits to eat until all the photos are taken =)
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  4. Great post! My favorite part was, “treating every pie slice like its own little celebrity” I find myself kicking myself every time I take a bite without taking a picture first. I’m still learning! I hope I can meet up with you all at the next one, looked like fun!
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  5. This looks like so much fun! How was the food? Did they have vegetarian options?
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  6. Wow, sounds like a fun event !

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  7. Meet ups are a very good thing. Looking forward tot he next one!!
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  8. Thanks for sharing this fun event. I wish I could have been there, but this is almost as good as just imagine looking for the better lighting. I always enjoy getting together with my blogger friends and meeting new ones.
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  9. Gosh, this does look like it was a great time. I would have liked being there for all the blogger fun. :)
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  10. I so enjoyed the food but meeting up with fellow bloggers is a special treat in itself.
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