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FoodBuzz Festival Kick Off

by Meghann on November 7, 2009

Wow! All I can say is wow!!


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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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


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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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




Drink selection


I toasted the celebration with a glass of champagne


Light appetizers were served with the cocktails


Gruyere, bacon and mascarpone gourgeres


Pork Rillettes Crostini


I tried one of each while mingling.

The cocktail party was a great time to catch up with old friends. ๐Ÿ™‚



And to finally meet face to face new ones.



Of course after reading everyone’s blogs for however long I feel like no introductions are really needed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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


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


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.


Pumpkin Spice and Red Velvet were my cupcakes of choice.

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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.



I think this was my favorite food of the evening.


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


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



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



Raw Oysters from Hog Island Oyster Co.


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.


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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!

1 chasingthenow November 7, 2009 at 2:09 am

Loved the photos of the chefs in action. Looks like an awesome event. Have a blast!

2 grace November 7, 2009 at 2:54 am

if you have any chance at all, go to metate (in the mission district) and get some fish tacos. AMAZING!

3 Diana November 7, 2009 at 4:30 am

That looks like so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad everyone’s having a good time. The food looks delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Maggie November 7, 2009 at 5:26 am

It was so nice to finally meet you! Pumpkin froyo is the best ๐Ÿ˜€

5 anon November 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

you look like you’re losing weight. like the picture of you with your spoon in the froyo cup, you’re pants are like baggy on you. and your face and neck just look gaunt.

6 Meghann November 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

I will admit I have lost a couple of pounds while marathon training, but those pants are from my college days and are my really comfy baggie pants that I like to wear when I travel. ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Simply Life November 7, 2009 at 7:55 am

What a great trip! Everything looks absolutely delicious!

8 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) November 7, 2009 at 8:31 am

That looks like some delicious food! I’m glad you are having a good time so far. I hope I can make it next year ๐Ÿ˜‰

9 Melissa S. November 7, 2009 at 8:56 am

i’m so insanely jealous i want to kick something! i so wish i could be there! danged work and no money!!!

have so much fun!!

10 Matt November 7, 2009 at 9:21 am

Sounds like you are eating some delicious food ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun tomorrow!

11 Danielle November 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

Yum! Looks like your trip is already off to a great start ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your day!

12 Lizzy November 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

AH this looks wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ glad your having a blast so far

13 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 7, 2009 at 10:06 am

Wow, it looks like you are having a great time so far. I’m so jealous! Can’t wait to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 7, 2009 at 10:15 am

Aww love hearing all about the conference! I am jealous as well, but glad you are all having a fun time. I’m hungry now!!

15 biz319 November 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

I didn’t know Allison from Green Dog Wine was going!

Looks like an awesome time!

16 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 7, 2009 at 11:23 am

I am so jealous! Everything looks amazing, and your free schwag is killer ๐Ÿ˜€

17 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 7, 2009 at 11:41 am

I loved those pumpkin spice cupcakes! I want more now!

18 K November 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

you look so skinny. like really skinny. how much weight have you lost?? your face looks really drawn and your jeans are falling off of you!

19 Leah @ Simply Fabulous November 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I agree.. take care of yourself Meghann!

20 sisrocks1996 November 7, 2009 at 11:50 am

The schwag looks amazing! And so do those cupcakes. Yummy yum! I would have loved to try the raw/vegan stuff. Next year maybe ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the run today I loved running in San Fran it’s so gorgeous you could go for days.

21 Evan Thomas November 7, 2009 at 12:40 pm

The gourgeres and cupcakes sound awesome!

22 Susan November 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I would hope the food would be amazing – it being a festival for foodies and all ๐Ÿ˜‰

23 Jess November 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Hi Meghann, I remember you wrote a wonderful post about how you actually gained weight (muscle!) from marathon training for the first marathon you ran because you body needs that extra fuel to sustain the training. I think this is why some of your readers are so concerned. Take care of yourself — you know your body best. Have fun in SF!

24 Leah November 8, 2009 at 7:42 am

Oh yeah, let me clarify I would never try to attack Meghann- just sayin’…concerned is the perfect word ๐Ÿ™‚

25 Jenna November 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

wow! looks like a super fun night with great food ๐Ÿ™‚

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