The Suppertime Social

From the moment I purchased my ticket with the help of Ticket Fairy for The Suppertime Social, I was excited. I get invited to do a lot of things but my response is usually, “Nah, I’m good.” lol I’m a HUGE introvert. Being in just feels good to me. So it takes some guaranteed good vibes to get me out of the house. I’ve only hung out with the host Angel a few times, but when you find “your people” you just know. And I knew any event she was apart of, would be right up my ally, and I was not wrong. As soon as I pulled up I saw one of my best friends, Gaisha, getting out of her car. I had no idea she was going to be there. Me and Kandace hopped out of the car and the three of us celebrated. As far as I was concerned, this night was already lit!

 The Suppertime SocialSo as me and my whoadies strolled up to the house we spoke to the guys sitting on the porch talking with drinks in hand. When we walked in the house we were greeted by a beautiful young lady by the name of Stacey, whom I had ironically just met the day before. She gave us a rundown of what to expect for the night then asked my second favorite question, “Would you like a glass of wine?” 😆  While she grabbed our drinks we found our way to the hors d’oeuvres. The food looked yummy but I couldn’t understand why no one else was eating. Gaisha tried to convince me that maybe we should wait until we saw someone else eating. But my rationale was, why would it be here if we can’t eat it, and if not me, then who? lol So I didn’t hesitate to fix me a plate. It was delicious! I do this thing where I moan with satisfaction when I’m eating something good. After a couple moans Gaisha fixed her a plate too, literally no words were needed. After Gaisha fixed her plate we noticed everyone else started to dive in. Before we knew it, all anyone could talk about was how good the hors d’oeuvres were. You are all welcome! lol

FullSizeRender 51 plate, 2 cocktails, 3 new friends and 45 minutes later we were escorted to the backyard where the dinner table was set. The table setting was beautiful. We were all very impressed with the decor. The contrast of the crystal glasses against the burlap table runner gave a casual yet fancy vibe. It was perfect. We all took our seats around the table and wasted no time officially getting to know each other. We went around the table introducing ourselves and sharing something interesting with the group. It turned out to be a great networking opportunity. I feel like we really got to know each other. The music, libations and ambiance put everyone at ease. Right now, we realize that the biggest benefit of modern music technology is that it is much easier to travel with. You no longer have to carry audio cassettes, walkmans, or music records, as you have all that on your smartphone these days.

We had real conversations about everything from our  jobs, hobbies, favorite music, restaurants, feminism, politics and of course the #BlackLivesMatter latest developments. No small talk. I loved hearing everyone’s input on the various subject matters. We all spoke our minds freely, some a little too freely lol, but it was all love and good vibes.

Now for the most important part: The Food! We were served 4 delicious courses. We started with the hors d’oeuvres that I was moaning about earlier. Once we were seated we were served an appetizer, main course and dessert with plenty of drinks in between.

Hors D’oeuvres

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Butterbean Hummus and Blackeyed Pea Relish with Sister Schubert Crostini and Crudités


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Low Country Boil Potato Tamales, Shrimp, Corn and Crab inside Potato Tamales with a Spicy Shrimp and Crab Broth topped with a Apple Fresh Basil and Cabbage Slaw

Main Course

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Nashville Hot Chicken Confit, Spicy Confit Chicken Leg Quarter, Corn and Jalapeño Waffle, Smoked Cabbage Wrapped Braised Collard Greens, Maple Chicken Jus and Pickled Red Tomato


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Grilled Peaches with Fresh Thyme, Buttermilk Brown Sugar Ice Cream and Candied Walnuts

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We ate and drank until we couldn’t take it anymore, but we swiftly adopted a “no food left behind” policy. Before dessert was served we were asking for to-go plates. lol I love food, of course, but I wouldn’t call myself a “foodie” because I’m so picky about what I eat. I also recently stopped eating meat so I’m learning how to eat good food in a meatless world. Compliments to the amazing chef Kevin Ramquist who was happy to accommodate me and picky diet.

With all of the craziness that is happening in the world it felt really good to share a meal with a group of people I had never met while having conversations that matter. The Suppertime Social was a timely reminder that no matter how crazy this world gets, we can get together and find comfort in each other. I had a really good time and can’t wait until the next one. The Suppertime Social is an underground pop up that you do NOT want to miss out on. Make sure you follow The Suppertime Social on IG or email [email protected] to get on the mailing list and stay informed of future events. I hope to see you at the next supper!





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