A Mighty Farewell
No, we are not leaving Boston. But one of our dear friends is.
Today, Boston and its blogging community is losing one of its distinguished voices, Kevin from The Mighty Rib. If you haven’t heard the news yet, Kevin and his family are moving to Little Rock, Arkansas. As sad as we are to see them go, we wish them all the best.
I first met Kevin at a Boston Food Blogger event at MJ O’Connors back in Fall of 2011, however Lin had met him previously at an earlier event. Kevin was just as I had heard from Lin, extremely friendly and eager to meet people and learn about Boston. I immediately gave him a great deal of credit for taking the initiative and throwing himself directly into the heart of our blogging community.You may not realize it, but it can be an intimidating thing. I admire people who put themselves out there and go for it and that is exactly how he operates.
Some of the best meals I have had this past year have been with Kevin and his family.
First stop was La Morra, one of my favorite Italian eateries in the area. Next, we went to Strip T’s, which is always fantastic and has the most unforgettable bathroom. Then we managed to fit in a pastrami sandwich at Michael’s Deli in Brookline. Up next was pig heaven…literally. Kevin set up a pig roast at Citizen Public House, which turned out to be one of the most fun and relaxed food gatherings I have been to during my time as a blogger. Also, who could forget the “black out” dinner at Lone Star Taco Bar (plus all of the SpaceBalls references that ensued) or the dinner at Matt Murphys with a view. Finally, Lin and I were fortunate enough to have had a couple of delicious dumpling dinners at Kevin’s house with his wonderful wife Sara and his two awesome daughters, Natalie and Sydney.
There is something special about mixing good food and great people to create lasting memories. Lin and I did not start blogging for any of the free perks or special treatment. We started and continue to blog for reasons like Kevin and all of our other great blogger friends. This is what keeps us going and we are excited for what the future holds in store for us and Boston.
Kevin, from both of us, best of luck in Little Rock to you and the family. Keep in touch, stay on Twitter, don’t stop writing Unique Randomness and we hope to see you back visiting in Boston very soon.
Jon and Lindsey
Have you met some of your good friends through blogging?