I’ve been back home in San Diego for a few days now but I’m still so EXHAUSTED from the 3rd Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival. And you would be too if you talked, ate, and uh—drank as much as I did!
And truth be told, I’ve been racking my brain on how to accurately convey and depict all of the events and highlights that transpired over the weekend. From the Awards Dinner, Tasting Event, Gala Event, and even the delish cooking demo from Chef Tyler Florence……it was all a fabulous time!
But through it all, the most fulfilling aspect of the festival was reconnecting and meeting with the talented food bloggers from all over. I reveled at meeting some writers that I have long admired and especially those who I have corresponded with but have never met in person.
And let me just say….there were some shenanigans! With that much delish food and adult beverages—how can there not be??? 🙂
I’ve got a huge list of folks who I now will be following and I barely met a fraction of the attendees. So many bloggers, so little time!
Quick shot out to some amazing folks who really MADE my time at the festival—so thankful to have connected face to facel!
- Andrea of Andrea’s Wellness Notes
- Andy of The Grateful Hubby
- Devaki of Weave a Thousand Flavors
- Jenna of Eat, Live, Run
- Pauline of The Lipstick Cafe
- Rhiana of Super Fancy Chef
- Stephanie of Lick My Spoon
There were SO many of you that I was fortunate to have connected with and I CANNOT wait to give you a big ol’ hug next year! And for those who I didn’t get to see, I’ve got my eye out for you next year!
And although the festival was jammed pack, I did get a quick chance to snag a few goodies outside of the festival…..
Salad Niçoise (not shown), Macarons and a Cannelé from La Boulange Bakery
Frog Hollow Blood Orange “Bellini”, Kimchee Fried Rice with Egg and Challah French Toast at Namu SF
Spicy Mung Bean Dosas, Chicken Roti, and Bengali Gimlet at Dosa SF
21 thoughts on “Highlights from the 2011 Foodbuzz Food Blogger Festival”
Love the pictures & so glad you had a lot of fun!!!
Thanks Julie!!! I hope we get to see each other soon!!!
Loooove this! Wish I had been there!
Bev, the day we finally meet will be a day where we have lots of laughter and bubbly!!! (or martinis….your choice).
What a GREAT post Nam – you are too fab and I hope we never lose touch 🙂 Listen do you remember the girl who sat next to us at Terra? I can’t recall! Shame on me :))
PS – LOVE La Boulange too and for next time The Slanted Door is a must do 🙂
We should NEVER lose touch! I got your missed call the other day but couldn’t pick up bc I got slammed at work….BOO! Must catch up soon!
The kimchee fried rice with egg looks positively amazing and is making me incredibly hungry. Great photo!
THANKS ALLY! I inhaled the fried rice!
I didn’t even realize you were there, I would love loved to meet you! Great photos.
Were you there?! DOH!!!!! They need to publish a roster of everyone who is registered so ppl can plan meet ups. Next year, ok???? 🙂
It was so great seeing you!!! Can’t wait to hang out next year!!!
Thank you so much for the shout out! So glad that you had your fair share of talking, eating, and drinking. Catching up with you was definitely the highlight for me.
Yes, so funny that this coincidental meet up enabled us to actually catch up finally.
ahhhh lil’ sis, i haven’t said this in a long time but …. JEALOUSY REARS ITS UGLY HEAD DOWN IN THE OC! good food? good company? good times? meeting tyler? forget keeping up with the kardashians! i need to be keeping up with the food bloggers!
Did you get a hair cut? Looks great! Sad I was out of town that weekend and missed you. Glad you had a great time!
Hey Carol! Thank You my dear….I cut my hair a few months ago but don’t always curl it. What wonders can occur when one invests an extra 10 minutes to get ready in the morning! lol! xoxo
Fun times, especially seeing Tyler in action! I felt like I was on the Food Network set 🙂
Tell me that’s not one of the coolest experiences! Glad you had fun 😀
It was SO. MUCH.FUN. I want to do it all again! 😉
Nam!! It was great to meet you too! Have you had chocolate bread yet?? I am expecting a full post about it soon 🙂
Hi Nam! It’s a pleasure to meet you at the foodbuzz festival. Seems like I lots of back dating posts to cover. LOL.. well, I’m finally back in my homeland now amidst from the jetlag. I wish I could have more time to chat with you and Devaki. You have interesting recipes and I will come and buzz you on and off. I hope we will meet again, but till then do stay in touch via Twitter or even emails. You take care. Hugggss, Jo