Friday, August 13, 2010

A "WISE" Evening Out

It has been an event industry networking-filled week for me! After the event at AMP 150 on Tuesday with ISES, I gathered with the other organization that I belong to- WISE (Women in Sports and Events)- for our Summer Networking social last night. About 15 women working in the sports, events, media, and public relations industries in Cleveland gathered for appetizers and cocktails at Bonefish Grill in Independence.

I always enjoy our WISE outings and educational programming, and this event did not disappoint once again. Both members and non-members attended (a few of us pictured above), and I had the chance to catch up with old friends and meet several new faces. If you are a woman working in these industries, don't miss our September event called "Financially and Physically Fit". Look for updates on the website and join the mailing list if you are interested. I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization and what I've gotten out of being a member- especially being new to Cleveland 2 years ago!

Ok, my plug for the organization is over. This being a food blog, I do have to comment on the appetizers we dined on. Being a chain restaurant, Bonefish is not a place that I would frequent. I choose to support our local independent restaurants when I can. However, the few times that I have been in there ("R's" mom loves it there and drags us out from time to time) I haven't been disappointed. Their food is decent, and a few dishes are above average. I actually really enjoy their mussels, and the four different appetizers that were served last night satisfied everyone at our table. We sampled the Bang Bang Shrimp, Singapore Calamari, Cajun Chicken Egg Roll, and Ahi Tuna Sashimi. The tuna was my favorite, and I would order it if I was there on my own. The manager and our two servers were very gracious hosts, and we all enjoyed a great evening out. The night left me looking forward to our next WISE event!