While “mystery meat” may conjure up disgusting cafeteria slop from your elementary school days, for Bostonians, Mystery Meet is a delicious dining trend making a triumphant return to the hub. Founded by entrepreneur and social media enthusiast Seth Resler, Mystery Meet connects local foodies over meals at local Boston area restaurants. The catch? No one knows where the meal will be until 24 hours in advance, hence the “mystery.”
Resler left Boston to head west in 2011, and there hasn’t been a Mystery Meet event since last August. Now, the ladies over at the Just Add Cheese food blog have taken the torch for a special Mystery Meet event on Tuesday, May 8th. Of course, we can’t tell you where it is, but clues about the location have just been released:
Mystery Meet’s return will be hosted by Just Add Cheese.
We serve bites and beats 7 days a week.
We didn’t start the fire, but we certainly survived it.
People come to see the Baby Jesus on Sundays.
Seven of our cocktails can be “deadly”
Any guesses? We’re still stumped.
Typically, Mystery Meets include a special, chef-prepared three-course meal for diners, consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert for each. This time, however, they wanted to give diners the chance to sample more items from the restaurant, explains Michelle Zippelli of Just Add Cheese, so the menu will feature even more courses.
For just $40, your taste buds can get in on this awesomeness, too. Zippelli describes the crowd as a mix of food bloggers, food enthusiasts, curious college students and even “a couple of old guys who are just into food.” At the event, diners sit together at community tables and are encouraged to mingle with one another while sharing a great meal. “It’s a good community-style event,” adds Zippelli. Oh, and not to worry, alcohol is served for an additional price.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here. The location will be revealed 24 hours in advance of the meal, so sign up and get to guessing! And don’t worry, no mystery meat a la your school cafeteria will be served.
From the most recent Mystery Meet at Area Four in August 2011.