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: