Serendipitously, I was treated to the first delight of the morning when I first walked in - the door to the apartment was opened by a former colleague of mine who I hadn't seen in ages and didn't realize would be there. I guess that is the fun in something like this - not only do you get to meet new friends, but in a city as small as DC, you never know who you will run into. If that is a frightening thought to you rather than a pleasant one, don't worry; Bookalokal has an option of connecting through Facebook where you might be able to see if any of your friends (or frenemies) have signed up to attend the same event.
It was an incredibly pleasant setting with delicious food we had: breakfast casserole, Mediterranean quinoa salad, vegetarian and broccoli cheddar quiches, bacon, bread, and a dessert of yogurt filled with fruit and zucchini bread. Both the food and the mimosa bar lived up to my expectations, and the company was great. The truth is that every person will have a different experience depending on the host and type of event you attend. And that is perhaps what is so intriguing to me about Bookalokal: each meal or trip will be a new group of people, and therefore a new adventure.
All in all, it's a great experience that I'd recommend. I'll leave it to one of my breakfast-mates, who said it best: "this feels a little like a nice Thanksgiving: lots of food on the table, and lots of great conversation."