it is now monday night and i am back in my salty city. i am sad that the foodbuzz festival is over but i was ecstatic see marshall and the pups. and my mom going back to work, however, is a different story. it was even more horrible than expected.
i took a look at all my photos are realized i have a whole lot to blog about. better get crackin’!
friday afternoon, i registered for the festival and picked up the notorious bag-o-swag. i will spare you photos as i am sure you can see similar ones on 83 other blogs. i will just say that foodbuzz hooked it up with lots of good stuff. thanks, foodbuzz.
after registering, i got to my hotel and was greeted by danica & the husband, elise and holly, then susan arrived shortly after. a dangerous sixsome, if you ask me. and, for the record, lots of the photos in this post are stolen from my roomies. sharing is caring
danica is a baller and scored us the presidential suite. i have never stayed in a fancy hotel room, so i am about to get all pioneer woman on your asses and post photos of the room.
chock full of annie’s treats and a T-shirt. she also gave me some of her favorite trader joe’s loot. AND, to top it off, she baked me a batch of the same pumpkin banana muffins that my pups ate the other day.
saying danica is the nicest person ever is an understatement.
can i just say how amazing it was to see these ladies in person?! i met danica last year, but it was my first time meeting the others. it honestly felt like we had already met before.. crazy how blog friendships are like that, eh?
we were all real excited to be there, obviously.
before we knew it, it was time to head out to the first foodbuzz festival event: the welcome reception & street food fare.
we clean up nicely.
the event was held at fort mason.
i loved the boats and surrounding scenery.
we took advantage of a photo op on the dock.
i am a bad blogger and didn’t take a single photo of the gift exchange.. but i will tell you how lucky i was. i ended up sitting next to allie and, what do you know, i received her foodie gift. ALLIEBARS. i am slightly obsessed with these things, so you can imagine how stoked i was. it was fate, no doubt.
after the exchange, it was time to eat, drink and be merry. i think this is best portrayed through photos.
three words: vanilla bean beer.
you can imagine my excitement.
next up was from 4505 meats and it was a whole lot of pig.
a pork loin brined in jalepeno liquid then crusted in corn meal, topped with beans, onions and coriander aoili all on a sesame bun. it came with pork rinds but i am not a fan, so i skipped out on eating those.
surprisingly, my favorite thing at the french truck was the escargot lollipop!
i had never tried escargot, but there is a first for everything. it actually just tasted like a deep fried ball of yum. yes, that is my official description.
my favorite item of the night came from curry up now and it was a chicken curry wrap..
SO DANG TASTY.
something that was pretty cool was the huge mini cupcake display. the cupcakes spelled out “FOODBUZZ”
the cupcakes were delicious! i had two pumpkin cupcakes.
last, but most definitely not least, ICE CREAM.
strauss creamery, which is located in MARSHALL, california (thought that was cute) provided two flavors of organic ice cream. naturally, i tried both.
the toffee crunch was my favorite.
i realized that i was too busy eating to take photos with people. if you have any of me and you together, send ‘em my way!
i got a few…
susan, me, lara
me & amanda, we share a love for purple and owls
i get by with a little help from my friends.
after the street food fare, we stopped by a bar to hang out with elise’s sister & mister.
we got a wee bit camera happy.
we decided to head back to the hotel, where holly found her boyfriend.
friday was a success. i want to go back.
i will be back soon with more recapping.
hope your monday was better than mine!
1. have you eaten anything from a food truck? what was it?
2. favorite beer?
xo. janetha g.