Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves #6 – Mystery Meet Boston

Part of a series looking back at the best – and occasionally the worst – of 2011

If there was one thing that redefined dining for me, it was Mystery Meet. Launched in the summer of 2010 by Seth Resler, the location of the monthly dinner was a secret until the day before and you wouldn’t know who else was going to be there or the menu until you actually arrived for dinner.  It was fun and a great opportunity to meet other Boston foodies and try some restaurants, meals, and experiences that were not at all on my radar. For someone with control issues (and I’m not admitting to anything!), it meant trusting someone else to pick an interesting spot and design an intriguing menu.  Seth didn’t disappoint!  True, some of the dinners were better than others, but Seth could be counted on to be on the look out for the new and upcoming. Glenn and I had the pleasure of hosting the May Mystery Meet, which was a pig roast at Citizen Public House. I know it’s a bit self-serving for me to say this, but it was my favorite Mystery Meet of 2011, a perfect combination of excellent food and drink, great service, and a lively group of diners.

Mystery Meet actually falls into both the pick and pan categories. It’s a pick for all of the reasons above and more, and a pan because it is on an extended hiatus (aka it has ended). I miss the Mystery!

Check out our reviews of some of the 2011 Mystery Meets:

The Final Mystery Meet – Area Four

Pizzeria Posto

Pig Roast at Citizen Public House

Back Bay Social Club

Flavor Tripping Party



Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

2 Responses to “Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves #6 – Mystery Meet Boston”

  1. Seth Resler
    December 23, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Aww… Thanks so much for all of your support of Mystery Meet in 2011! I miss it too! Perhaps we’ll see it return in 2012!

  2. Katrin
    December 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I would be delighted to see it return! Hope you are well, Seth, and enjoying the West Coast.  Happy Holidays!

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