i heart foodbuzz. round one.

by Janetha on November 8, 2009

in meals

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holler ballers! how is everyone’s weekend going? ahh.. i have been missing everyone and missing blogging but it seems like things have been non freaking stop since friday afternoon!

it is already quarter to midnight but i wanted to throw something up in hopes to not be too much behind the times :)  how about a friday recap!

my mom, marisa, my 3 nieces & i arrived in san fran around 2 PM.. it was pouring buckets of rain and marisa was having mayjuh anxiety issues with the driving sitch. fortunately the rain did let up once we parked and walked into a restaurant and all that jazz.

another fortunate thing was danica & her husband rolled into the city at about the same time we did.. with food on the brain!  naturally.  we all met up at taylor’s automatic refresher which was located in the ferry building~right along the water.

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my homegirl suggested we eat here and i had also heard danica rave about it.. and i knew they had a vanilla bean ice cream shake, um.. no brainer.  i really respect the fact that they

i ordered the blue cheese burger and of course i added mushrooms ;)

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i also ordered some sweet potato fries!!

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i was so, so, SO SO SO excited to finally meet danica :D

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the perfect end to any lunch.. ice cream!! right?

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after lunch i tagged along with danica & her husband and we checked into our hotel.  which is incredibly baller and i will have to show you some photos.. after i take them.. but i will tell you that the room has freaking houndstooth carpet! meant for janetha b? i think so. special thanks to danica (you are going to hear her name a LOT!) for hooking us up with such posh sleeping arrangements!!

it was really exciting to go up to the room and meet quinn, allison & jasmine.  unfortunately ashley’s flight was canceled and so she  hadn’t arrived yet. SUCH a bummer for her to have to miss the first night of events!!

said events started off with a cocktail party which was outdoors on a large balcony area of the hotel vitale.  spectacular view! and the weather had really cleared up. bonus.  this is the ferry building, where i had lunch..

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we enjoyed a drink and started seeing some familiar faces!

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i spy some insanely amazing ladies :) sophia, coco, brandi, maggie & myself.

suuurrious about food blogging.. it is so rad to be around a bunch of folks who photograph every morsel!

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after the cocktail hour we headed over to the ferry building for a street food fare!

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it was all about the hand held eats.. although i was so busy chatting with everyone that i really did not eat that much!!

i did have firsts AND seconds of this delicious raw, vegan amazingness.

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and of course.. a mushroom pillow of love. it was a puff pastry type thing with all different varieties of mushrooms on top. marshall’s nightmare, i am sure ;)

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i tried a really delicious basil cocktail.. the basil definitely added a nice twist.

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this little handheld pot pie full of steak & gruyere was quite possibly the best bite all night.

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oh wait no. the vanilla bean ice cream was!!!

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it was the perfect end to the night.. dude.. ice cream is the perfect end to anything and everything.  and i am so glad i had copious amounts of it yesterday!!

well friends, that is about all the time i have for tonight’s blog posting.. i am beat. saturday was super jam packed.. think friday times five.  tomorrow is the last day (sad face) and so i need to get some rest so i can get up early and enjoy the rest of my time here! i don’t want to go home!!

p.s. in case you wondered… everyone is just as amazing as you would expect.  i think we all need to buy an island and move there and blog about our food in harmony and hang out everyday. there, i said it.


1. favorite handheld eat? this is an easy one for me. in norway there is something called “kebab” and it is not like the kebabs here. it actually looks like a gyro but tastes like heaven in your hand.  if you ever find yourself in scandanavia, it is NOT to be missed!

2. what is your “perfect end” to any and every meal? vanilla beannnn. love.

miss you all! have a great sunday!

xo. janetha b.

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VeggieGirl November 8, 2009 at 5:09 am

1.) chocolate.

2.) chocolate.


Andrea@WellnessNotes November 8, 2009 at 5:44 am

Sounds like you are having a great time! :)

1. Mini mushroom turnovers
2. Cheese. :)

Susan November 8, 2009 at 5:52 am

Aahhh, love all the food bloggie pictures!! I am in total agreement about the island. But we’d have to harvest oatmeal there or something :P

1. I am a sucker for mini quiches.

2. Chocolate! Sometimes I even need a piece of chocolate to finish off my non chocolate-y desserts ;)

Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the foodbuzz shenanigans! Have funnnn on your last day!

Emily (The Experimentarian) November 8, 2009 at 6:04 am

Ha ha ha! Harvest oatmeal! I agree with Susan :) Miss you! xoxo

inmytummy November 8, 2009 at 7:12 am

Looks like fun! It’s cool to see all the bloggers in one place.

I like to have ice cream to finish off my meals.

snackface November 8, 2009 at 7:12 am

OMGGG I went to Taylor’s with Homegirl! Aren’t the fries amaze?? I’m almost in tears over hurr because I miss SF so much!

I love,love,love the idea of all food bloggers living on an island, working out, eating, chillin and blogging together.

Fave handheld eat…Clif bar? Haha ok if I were in Italia it would be gelato. Yeah, I’d eat dairy if I were in Italia. Bad vegan.

Best way to end a night is anything chocolate. Need it.

Pumped for the rest of the recaps! xoxoxox

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 8, 2009 at 7:39 am

Just as amazing as you’d expect? sigh. I so wish I was there with you!!!! But have an appetizer and a drink for me and I will settle for your bloggie report backs to us on it :)

Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) November 8, 2009 at 7:53 am

SO insanely jealous! Looks like so much fun! A blue cheese burger with mushrooms + sweet potater fries seriously sounds like my heaven…
I’m glad you guys are having fun and can’t wait to hear about the last 2 days!!!

I’m moving to your food blogger island. freal.

1. Stuffed mushrooms. Yum.2
2. Ice cream of any sort!!!


ellie November 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

Aaaaaaaaaaaah…so much awesomeness. Glad you are enjoying yourself- looks incredible!!!!! So jealous. Ack. next year, for SURE!!!!! Keep on having fun and taking pics- loving all the details!

hand held food- sandwiches in any form
post-dinner- banoffee pie. OMG.

Megan November 8, 2009 at 7:57 am

Ahh it looks like you’re having SO much fun and I am SO jealous! I can’t wait to hear a recap of Saturday too!!

1. A cupcake! Preferably chocolate, preferably with only a tiny bit of frosting.


Haleigh November 8, 2009 at 7:58 am

I am 100% with veggie girl :) It looks like you are having an amazing time!! So jealous!

Abby November 8, 2009 at 8:15 am

Just let me know when the island will be ready for residence, as my bags are already packed–seriously. I keep saying the same thing on every festival-goers blog, but SO JEALOUS!

Glad you’re having fun and look forward to the final recap (as we sit at home, NOT in San Fran…) :)

balancejoyanddelicias November 8, 2009 at 8:41 am

i agree! we should all move together, that would be soooooo fun! ;D
I’m sorry that we didn’t have much time to chat! I’m not going to the brunch today (hanging out with my mom), but I’m sure we’ll meet again the future! :)
love you~~~~

julie November 8, 2009 at 8:48 am

ahhhhhhhhhhhh! look at you having such an amazing time :) lucky little girl you are!

what a sweetheart danica is :)

fav handheld eat is most definitely shrimpies!!

katecooks November 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

aw i love your recap and pictures!!! sounds like you girls are having a blast!!!

Leah November 8, 2009 at 9:11 am

Looks like an awesome bunch of fun but I think I love the fact that you met so many cool bloggers more than the food! Can’t wait to see the next post!

Tiffany S. November 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

LOL – you are so funny about the island.
Yesterday I was fantasizing about getting us all to the White House because one of the chefs has also been given a role in Food Policy, and I thought we could give him some good advice (not sure we could get Sasha and Malia to eat raw pudding, but we could try!)

Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip! You have me waiting on pins and needles with this sentence:
i really respect the fact that they…… ? What??? Dying to know! LOL

(Sorry, SUCH a Virgo proofreader)

Anne November 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

Ahh I’m jealous! It looks like you’ve been having an absolutely fab time! Those sweet potato fries look amazing, and its so cool you got to meet everyone. Can’t wait to read more!

Maggie November 8, 2009 at 10:19 am

It was so nice to meet you! This weekend was awesome :)

Lynn @ The Actors Diet November 8, 2009 at 10:30 am

looks like such fun!!! my perfect ending is something cake-y and something sweet and warm. like pumpkin bread and tea, which i’ve been having every night this week.

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 8, 2009 at 10:44 am

Blogger island sounds cool. I’ve always thought a commune would be rad. :-)

1. BURRITO, por favor

2. Ice cream or FroYo! Or any kind of chocolate :-)

Tay November 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to eat at that place. 1. because of the name. and 2. because it sounds delicious.
LOL blogger island I love it!! That would be awesome. Glad you’re having such a fun time in the city :-) Enjoy it girl!

1. Hmm I think all my favorite dishes are handheld – burritos, turkey burgers, deli sandwiches.

2. I always like to have just a sweet little taste of something to finish it off. And then a snack/dessert a couple hours later.

Danica November 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Mmmmm Taylor’s seeing the pics totally makes me want to go back. I Loved meeting and hanging out with u all it was so fun. Yeah and I’m commenting from my BB.

Jenny November 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I am literally dying — so many familiar and beautiful bloggie faces!! did you meet KERF?! I would’ve been star struck!

wish I was there withcha baby :( love you!

runningaroundnormal November 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Those fries look amaaazing! Yum!

Looks like you had such a blast! Can’t wait to hear more about it :)

1. Wraps!

2. chocolate! Dark, dark chocolate. mmmm:)

Devan G Newman November 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

everthing looks awesome!!! and so so much fun :)

jenngirl November 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Ahh I’m so jealous of all you gals at foodbuzz! So fun :)

1. Hot dogs are the bomb!! And crepes if I’m in France ;)

2. I actually really enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a cappicino at the end of a meal, a nice tummy settler.

Amanda (Two Boos who Eat) November 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

it was great getting to meet you!

LOL @ the picture of me doing some intense food photography. I love it.

Lara (Thinspired) November 9, 2009 at 1:33 am

I’ve eaten at Taylor’s! How fun! Their SP fries are the best :)

Love the pic of all you girls in front of the I <3 Foodbuzz sign :)

Maybe kebabs are good in Scandenavia, but I would not recommend the ones in Britain! ;)

1. Fries? Burger? Something sinful.
2. Oh, I couldn't pick just one. But I love my mom's rum cake after Christmas dinner. AMAZING, and also sinful ;)

burpexcuzme November 9, 2009 at 3:18 am

Holy shit! That Sweet Potato fries…I think I died and gone to heaven!
AAHH!! It was SO great to finally get to MEET you!! I wish we had gotten more time to hang out, but hope there is a next time!
Have fun for the rest of your days in SF! So jealous…I have classes tomorrow! lol!

1) Grilled cheese sandwich!
2) An orgasmic, ripe, juicy fruit. And some good, creamy cheese!

eatolive November 9, 2009 at 7:33 am

1. some kind of chocolate.

2. some kind of chocolate

glad you’re enjoying yourself lovely!!

Whit November 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

Festival shenanigans! Such fun, I love!

Graze With Me November 9, 2009 at 8:13 am

YUM on the sweet potato fries! I’m glad you’re having (or had) a blast! I’m so mad I didn’t go!

Can’t wait for the next recap post!

lowandbhold November 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

Ahhhh looks like so much fun!!!!!! Lovin’ it.

1. Ummmm, I like anything handheld.
2. I’ve just begun to need ice cream after every dinner. I think this is one blog trend I should have tried harder to avoid, haha.

rhodeygirltests November 9, 2009 at 11:19 am

AHHHHH You have such amazing positive energy I love it!!!!

Hayley November 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I am still in awe…and wiping the drool off my keyboard. How FUN that you got to attend this!!! In answer to your questions, I think my favorite handheld eat is a pita or regular wrap and I enjoy finishing off a meal with a cup of hot tea and a piece of dark chocolate. Mmmm…

dorothy November 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

sweet p fries! i’ve actually never had non-homemade oven baked kind :( blasphemy

i dont even like red meat but that pot pie looks wonderful

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