• Welcome Reception & Street Food Fare

    November 6, 2010

    Wahoo! The Foodbuzz Festival is off to a great start! :mrgreen:

    Around 6:00 PM last night, I hopped on a bus with a bunch of other food bloggers to the Welcome Reception & Street Food Fare at the Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavillion.



    We arrive right when the sun was setting over the bay. So pretty!

    Of course, us crazy bloggers took advantage of the gorgeous scene!



    Success! πŸ˜€


    Roomies! πŸ˜€


    Bostonians! πŸ˜€


    After a little photo session, we headed inside to the pavilion and got right down to business.








    Snapping photos.


    Meeting and mingling.

    I met so many cool people last night!! I was especially happy to finally meet Lynn of The Actor’s Diet! :mrgreen:


    And, of course, there was plenty more eating over the course of the evening, including Diamond Lil’s Viking Gumbo.



    And an amazing pork sandwich from 4505 Meats.


    The sandwich was pork loin brined in jalapeΓ±o pickling liquid crusted in corn meal, beans, onion, and coriander aioli all on a buttery sesame bun.

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    My goodness! Basically, I inhaled it and then licked my fingers clean.


    Ok, who am I kidding? While I loved the Chicharron, you know that I’m all about dessert, so the Mission Minis were truly highlight of the event for me. I ended up eating 5! Holy delicious!




    Get in my belly!



    And guess what? The Food Network was at the event filming a show for Cupcake Wars and the Mission Minis were were the star. Cool, right? Many of us were interviewed by the crew, so maybe you’ll see some food bloggers on an upcoming episode!


    I <3 cupcakes! :mrgreen:


    Time to get my day started and face my fears! Eek!

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    { 35 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lynn (The Actors Diet) November 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

    i can’t believe i didn’t have any cupcakes. do you think it’ll be unclassy if i bring tupperware to the tasting pavillion today?!


    sassy molassy November 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Great pics, Tina! I love the cupcakes and seeing that gorgeous sunset on the water. San Fran is such a fun city. I love walking through fisherman’s wharf, even if it is a tourist trap.


    Julie @SavvyEats November 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Good luck on your panel today–you’ll rock it!


    Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 6, 2010 at 10:12 am

    As usual, these are great photos that tell the story even without the words. I always love the photos of other bloggers taking photos.


    Rebecca November 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Just FYI, the chicharrΓ³n is the thing alongside the sandwich. It’s fried pig skin.


    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Good luck today Tina! I know you will be FABULOUS!


    katie November 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I want (need) that pork sandwich!


    holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I don’t know what is more beautiful: the sunset or the sea of cupcakes!


    Amanda (Eating Up) November 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Wonderful recap! I love the picture of the food bloggers standing all over the place to get a good shot!


    Emily November 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Good luck today!! You will be awesome πŸ™‚ Cannot wait to hear all about it!


    Kaitlyn (College Girl Runs) November 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

    How cute are those Foodbuzz cupcakes!!!! Have a good time!


    Lauren at KeepItSweet November 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    good luck with your panel! looks like amazing time so far!


    Liz @ BLog is the New Black November 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Gorgeous pics! And those cupcakes… be still my heart.


    Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Those cupcakes look so GOOD! And good luck- you’ll be great! πŸ˜€


    Heather November 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

    those cupcakes look awesome!
    Also what a BEAUTIFUl sunset! Love all the colors. have a great weekend!


    Katie November 6, 2010 at 11:45 am

    How fun does this look? The food photos are killing me…I want a cupcake now…


    kathleen November 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

    So jealous! Both kids had soccer today, I was supposed to go, life of a Mom! Have fun!


    Krystina November 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’m so excited to see Foodbuzz on The Food Network! That’s awesome. πŸ™‚


    Dee November 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I love seeing all the different perspectives of the first night! Keep ’em coming! πŸ˜‰


    Kelly November 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Good luck!!!!! It’s going to go awesome πŸ™‚


    Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    How cool being interviewed for the Cupckae Wars. I’ll keep an eye out for you all! πŸ˜›


    Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    The mini-cupcakes! I totally did something like that for my brother’s rehearsal dinner. http://districtchocoholic.blogspot.com/2010/10/mini-cupcake-mosaic-most-excellent.html


    Kristin November 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Chicharrones are actually the pork rinds (pork skin) that were served on the side. Those puffy chip-looking things are chicharrones, but that pork sandwich looks amazing!


    Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound Weight Loss!!! November 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Now that is a lot of cupcakes! I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them….=O


    the blissful baker November 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    all that food looks super yummy!


    Lacey @ Lake Life November 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Love the sunset pics and the bloggers in action!

    Conquer that fear πŸ™‚


    Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) November 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I spy Janetha! <3 her! Have fun!


    stacey-healthylife November 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Good luck with the panel, you will do great.


    Lindsey @ EatReadRun November 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Looks like such a great time. Tackle those fears!!


    Hannah November 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love how you segued from vegan paella to a glorious pork sandwich πŸ˜‰

    Looks like a wonderful first night. Good luck today – you’ll be awesome!!!


    Ann Steinbach November 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Looks like such fun!


    Marisa November 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    If you get a chance you should try Miette bakery in the ferry bldg. Their lavender shortbread cookies are incredible!


    Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Everyone is raving about those pork sandwiches! I want to try it πŸ™‚


    Julia November 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Fabulous recap! I actually missed the pork sandwiches – not sure how I managed that. It was great to meet you!


    Char November 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful sunset. The fires of hell are rising up from the sea and setting the heavens alight.


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