Grub With Me is a concoction of various elements of stupidity, brutal honesty, and just plain hilarious fun (Or so I hope). Read on to understand a little bit more about what we do , but as just a quick introduction for you newbies, weare a local meetup group here in Alpine, Utah practically obsessed with one thing: Great food!
What We Do
Every Thursday we convene a small group of those of us who are available and we do what only comes naturally. We eat. And we eat well J. Over the past 3 or 4 years we have developed a great deal of passion for a variety of different foods. The purpose of this site is two-fold: first, to provide a virtual meeting point where all of our group can share information and second, to be able to inform all of our group of new meeting times and any changes.
For all of you who may have stumbled upon us through other methods, this site will serve to deliver such information as our favorite recipes, restaurants, and more! IF you have something you would like to contribute feel free to make suggestions.
Where We Came From
As I mentioned, several years back a group of 5 or 6 of us friends who love to eat started getting together to do just that. Each week a different one of us was in charge of the “main course” food item for that week. Changing every week gave us just enough variety to keep everyone happy while still providing a wonderful assortment of deliciousness.
After 6 months or so of this frequent get together time we started inviting more friends to join us and eventually participate regularly and at times host the food. As we grew, eventually we started needing more than the small apartments most of us lived in. We started meeting at schools or parks until eventually a few of us bought houses. Most of us had just recently graduated from college and until we had room it didn’t make sense to meet at our apartments anymore. Having larger meeting places helped a great deal and even with many people not being able to make each meeting, out of the 20 or so of us (plus families, haha) at least 10 were usually able to meet. In that time I suppose we have lost some of our number as well. For some reason people feel the need to move on with life and get real jobs. I say real jobs because several of us have chosen the life of entrepreneurs and get to play all day while our friends work.
Where We’re All Going with This
So, as you can imagine, we have plenty of fun together getting to know all kinds of food. Our only long-term goal as a group is to taste food from every country in the world in our meetings at one point or another. Being that many of us served Mormon missions in foreign countries, we have already represented a good portion of that goal.
As of yet we have tasted foods from the following countries:
- American (Duh!)
- Canada (haha)
- Texas (Yes, Cam made us put this here)
- Hong Kong
This list will continue to be updated as we move towards our goal. If you happen to have any particular expertise that we could use and live in the area, we’d be happy to hear from you.
Just So We Are Clear
Summing up everything we do is not an easy task but let me assure you that we enjoy ourselves and we probably pay for it in the long run. I don’t think one of us is in the same shape that we used to be but doing this every week has probably been less than awesome for our health.
We are hoping to be able to keep this site up to date as time goes on but if you see us loosening up, please cut us some slack. We do have jobs (Well, kind of J) and we do have families (Some larger than others. Pretty sure our largest reigns in at 10 strong) and last but not least we do have lives. We like to golf, hike, play sports and many other things that keep us away from this site more than some of you may like. Just because you’ve found us online doesn’t mean you’ll get much out of us.
If you have any interest check out our recipe page (coming soon) or contact page to make any suggestions or bring up any questions. There will definitely be more coming to this site as time creeps by. Keep checking back and happy grubbing!