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FoodBuzz Festival Kick Off

by Meghann on November 7, 2009

Wow! All I can say is wow!!

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FoodBuzz I think you got it right with this event! Congrats on a successful kick off of what is sure to be the first of many successful festivals to come. :)

As nice as my room is, I couldn’t stay in it for long this afternoon! As soon I hit published I headed downstairs to meet with Sabrina, Kath, and Britney for a brief walk of the area. Kath was on a mission for fro-yo and we were determined to help her make it a successful one.

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After a couple of wrong terms we circled back and found Yocup right next door.

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Sabrina, Birtney and I weren’t very hungry, but fell in love with our samples of the pumpkin flavored yogurt. We all agreed to split a small and it worked perfectly. :)

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When I returned to the hotel I couldn’t wait to dig into the fabulous swag that had found its way to my room in my absences.

Foodbuzz Swag

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Bertolli Swag

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Good thing I brought the larger suitcase! ;)

The first official Foodbuzz festival kicked off with a cocktail hour on the terrace.

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Drink selection

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I toasted the celebration with a glass of champagne

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Light appetizers were served with the cocktails

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Gruyere, bacon and mascarpone gourgeres

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Pork Rillettes Crostini

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I tried one of each while mingling.

The cocktail party was a great time to catch up with old friends. :)

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And to finally meet face to face new ones.

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Of course after reading everyone’s blogs for however long I feel like no introductions are really needed. :)

Once the cocktail hour died down we headed across the street to the ferry building for a ‘Taste of SF Street Food Fair’

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“A line up of SF’s finest street food, from the Mission District to the Ferry Building and all the tasty treats in between.”

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Food bloggers as far as the eyes could see and all feasting on delicious food.

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A selection of mini cupcakes from Mission Minis.

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Pumpkin Spice and Red Velvet were my cupcakes of choice.

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Yum!

Zucchini Mushroom Pie from Pie Truck.

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Mini Rotisserie Porchetta on an Acme Roll with Rosemary Roasted French Fingerling Potatoes from Foli Roti.

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I think this was my favorite food of the evening.

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Beet Salad with Point Reyes Blue & Far West Fungi Vol au Vent from Spencer on the Go

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Greenstring Farms eggplant, dry-cured olives, feta, and parsley from Pizza Politana

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Flatbread Pizza Crisps with cashew cream, tomato, and basil from Alive

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Raw Oysters from Hog Island Oyster Co.

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And last but not least Coffee Ice Cream from Straus Cremeary

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I washed it all down with Rose Green Tea from Tea’s Teas.

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Wow, that’s a lot of food!! Keep in mind I only had a few bites of everything. Well.. minus the cupcakes. I ate both of those – no problem. ;)

It’s only 9:00 here, but its after midnight back home and that means its well past my bed time. We have an early group run planned in the morning that should be fun!

Good Night!

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