I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me
Tony Bennett with Judy Garland
The 1st annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival was a huge success. Congratulations and thank you to the entire Foodbuzz team for hosting this wonderful weekend in San Francisco.
- Welcome Reception, Hotel Vitale
- Taste of San Francisco Street Food Fare, Ferry Building
- Morning at the Market, Ferry Building
- Olive Oil Tasting, Hotel Vitale
- Taste Pavilion, at the Metreon
- Merlot Tasting, at the Metreon
- Foodbuzz Dinner and Awards Ceremony, at GreenLeaf Produce Warehouse by Outstanding in the Field
- Farewell Brunch, Restaurant LuLu
Street Food Fare
The Chicharrones Girl
“A one-way ticket to chicharrones heaven.”
Heritage’s free range pork loin rolled into the belly with Thomas’s original herb mix with lemon zest. Grilled on the rotisserie for four hours until crispy brown on the outside, succulent on the inside.
Rotisserie Porchetta on Acme Roll
With Curly Cress and Onion Marmalade
The Ferry Building
Morning at the Market
Olive Oil Tasting
With Chef and Frontburner Blogger Michael Tuohy
Joan of Foodalogue
Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen
Lori Lynn of Taste With The Eyes
City View at the Metreon
Taste Pavilion getting ready to welcome 250 bloggers for a food and wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.
Merlot is Back, Baby!
Alder Yarrow, the granddaddy of wine bloggers and proprietor of
Vinography.com guided us through a Merlot tasting.
Pouring Bonny Doon Wines
Father Adam and Randall Grahm, Winemaker
The Stupendous Serpentine Table
Seating 250 People
Crisscrossing North America, Outstanding in the Field’s long, linen-draped table beckons adventurous diners to celebrate food at the source. Bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers, exploring the connection between the earth and the food on your plate. Their mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. More about Outstanding in the Field here.
GreenLeaf Produce Display
Cooking a Gourmet Dinner in a Warehouse
Kudos to the team from Namu Restaurant!
Foodies in a Warehouse
GreenLeaf Produce Warehouse
a terrific venue for a unique and enchanted evening…
Preparing to serve 250 bowls of soup.
The Soup: Mushroom Dashi, Maitake, Shimeji, Enoki
Danny of Kung Food Panda blog
Mushroom Risotto with Koshihikari Rice
Crispy Maitake Mushrooms
Matt of Mattatouille blog
Sea Trout Baked with DashiKombu
Fried Garlic, Japanese Curry Powder
Build Your Own Bloody Mary
The festival ended with a delicious brunch and build-your-own Bloody Mary bar sponsored by Nature’s Pride and Skyy Spirits at Restaurant LuLu. The Farewell Brunch was the perfect ending to an amazing weekend. Besides hanging out with my dear dear friend Father Adam, and getting to meet many awesome bloggers, my next favorite part of the event, being a table setting aficionado myself, was that Outstanding Table! I haven’t stopped talking about it! A heartfelt thank you to the folks at Foodbuzz for all your planning and creativity and graciousness. The weekend rocked!
Here I am enjoying Far West Fungi Vol au Vent
from Spencer on the Go
at the Street Food Fare
(photo courtesy of Father Adam)
To all my foodie friends, it was an absolute pleasure to get to know you! Best wishes for continued success with your fabulous blogs. I left my heart in San Francisco, how about you? See you next year!
38 thoughts on “Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco”
so many bloggers there, we're sorry didn't meet you! Great recap of a fabulous weekend!
Wow. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could have gone. Maybe next year. *crossing fingers*
Lori Lynn, Beautiful recap! Only wish I would have met you. Next year, and thank you for the song, melts my heart!
SO sorry we just chatted for like 5 seconds!!! Guess we will have to go back again next year….
Insanely jealous. What a gorgeous recap – almost makes me feel as if I went – but I'm hungry.
I'm already looking forward to next year. Great post, LL.
Are you telling me that if I start a food blog, I too can be invited to such fare?
Does it help that I love Keller, Puck, Trotter and all the other star chefs?
I love the photos of all the people with their cameras out!
Great post Lori. Thanks for taking me there when I couldn't be there.
Lori – It was great to meet you and Father Adam. I had a wonderful time at the Festival and in SF. In fact, I just got back a few hours ago so I won't be posting till later in the week. Did you climb the rafters to get those overhead shots?? Love them.
Awesome recap LL, Love the photo of Joan, Giz and You! Maybe I should look into Foodbuzz!
how fabulous! i totally should have been there. great recap. thanks for sharing your vantage point.
With the music playing while looking at the picture it almost takes you there. Love the photos of everyone taking pictures of their food. Only a blogger!
Thanks for sharing.
Gosh, I am so envious, Lori. Looks like you had so much fun!!!!!
Thank you for sharing!
I wish that I would have been able to go-I am setting my sights on next year!
It was nice meeting you too during the warehouse dinner 🙂
And we all got a kick out of seeing Matt's face on our banners haha
Green Leaf! We sell to them!
Let me know when you want some more asparagus or blueberries.
how exciting and fun. it's great to see the pictures of the bloggers we all know and love!
thanks for sharing your exciting experience! I wish I could have been there
your pictures captured each moment, thank you for sharing that beautiful event!
You've really done an excellent job of writing this up! How did our paths not cross? So many foodies in one place. Goodness. It was a lot of fun!
I really enjoyed your report and photos of the festival events. I soooo wished I was able to join y'all — I vow to go next year!
Nibbles of Tidbits
Looks so fun and am so jealous. wish i could be there!
Sounds like a grand time! I really regret missing this, so will definitely plan to be there next time!
I did not attend the festival but heard it was so much fun. It was great to see my city from your eyes – really enjoyed this post/
Hopefully we can meet at next year's Foodbuzz festival! Your rendition of the event was great! I didn't get to go to the Morning at the Market, so it was nice to see how that went through your eyes. Cheers to Foodbuzz!!
I so sorry we didn't get to meet this year — but you sure got some great photos!
See you next year!
Most of them like you having a fabulous time over there! They don't just enjoy the food & products but also meeting their fb friends face to face. How nice is that! I wish I live in San Francisco. However, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. And I love the dogs at below too. haha…. So funny! I'm a dog lover.
Great meeting you at the Foodbuzz fest. The weekend was a lot of fun and it was a great way to connect with other food lovers. I'll make sure to visit your blog on a regular basis. Your photos are spectacular.
Great coverage. Sorry I missed the event, we would've had fun together building our own bloody marys!
Dear Lori Lynn,
it is always such a pleasure catching up with you!
This particular event sounds like a true adventure. Thank heaven, I went to two different outdoor markets this morning – pre-Thanksgiving shopping – and am not hungry right now, otherwise the delicacies all over the pictures here would have been almost unbearable to look at it.
LL, so nice to finally put a face to the food! I wish I was there and I'll try my best to be at the next Foodbuzz Friendly!
And a fun time was had by all. Hope they host a similar event in NY sometime. Thanks for sharing w/ those who couldn't be there.
That's a particularly great shot of the close-up cluster of soup bowls.
So funny to see all those cameras pointed at the food. Only food bloggers would do that!
Fabulous coverage here! I miss these kinds of events. Dallas had so many good ones at one time, but the economy hit us, and now Jersey has nothing like this, so hope to go one day!
Awesome event! Thank you for sharing.
Sure looks like it was a fantastic trip! I left my heart in San Francisco too–when we moved away (some time ago)…a beautiful city, and a foodie haven.