Foodbuzz Festival, day one

by Holly on November 6, 2010

in Foodbuzz Fest,meet-up

Sometimes the only way to arrive is to do it in true diva style.

One white stretch limo, a fantastically happy limo driver named Sia and six food bloggers later, we had ourselves one stylin’ trip into the city of San Francisco.

Don’t let me forget to e-mail Sia this photo, upon his request.

While I waited for my faboosh food blogging companions outside the SFO airport terminal, I munched on a Yummy Earth sucker, which did nothing to quell my insane, beast-like hunger but still tasted good nonetheless.

Less than an hour later, Cara, Brittany, Meghann and I (along with unpictured Carolyn and Monica) packed into our limo and off we ventured into downtown San Francisco!

First things first, we got registered for the Foodbuzz Fest and picked up our swag bags.

As soon as we registered, our weary traveling souls needed one thing: FOOD.

We are FOOD bloggers after all, no?

The cutest lady on the street recommended Mocca to us, which is on a random side alley off of Union Square, and it was pretty much the cutest thing ever. There was lots of cute going on yesterday afternoon.

After perusing the cafe-like menu, I decided on the vegetable sandwich, which I filled with roasted tomatoes and grilled zucchini, topped with fresh mozzarella and stuffed into a yummy baguette.

Topped off with a glass of malbec and finished off with a swarm of pigeons attacking our food, it was a fantastic first meal in San Francisco.

Next stop, check-in!

Somehow, I got lucky enough to room with four fabulous ladies…

That would be Danica, Janetha, Elise and Susan.

Trust me, they were all just as fun, nice and genuine as they seem on their blogs. Is it weird that I feel like I was reuniting with old friends instead of just having met these ladies (sans Susan) for the first time yesterday?

I think not.

We got ready and headed off to the Foodbuzz Festival cocktail party, which was held at the Fort Mason Center right on the water and near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Can you say picturesque?

I heart San Francisco.

We entered the Fort Mason Center and readied to cocktail it up…

While I was excited to meet all the bloggers that attended, I do have to admit I have a special place in my heart for Mama Pea. When I saw her in the flesh, I immediately made a beeline for my fave vegan mommy with red wine in hand.

It’s kind of how we do.

Then, it was FINALLY time for FOOD!

Lots of food.

Lots of good food.

Seriously, everything was so dayum delicious. Cupcakes, red wine, pear tarts, cheese platters, beer, vegan tacos, pork belly sandwiches, fried potatoes and much more, I can’t even recall everything I ate because I ate a lot. And apparently, my focus was on eating and not on taking pictures that aren’t fuzzy.

A couple of dranks down, we met up with Elise’s sister and things got a lil’ messy…

Day one…SUCCESS!


Evan Thomas November 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I think I am more upset about missing an opportunity to meet you than missing the foodbuzz festival. You are hysterical and outrageous. Promise me that our paths will cross some time.

Erica November 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm

What a great first day. Fabulous roommates, food (the veggie sandwich looks delicious) and location (<3 san fran). Enjoy the rest of the trip

Kristie November 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Okay, the next best thing to being there with you is meeting up with you when you get back. So… yeah, just tell me when. :-P

Dana @ my little celebration November 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

So fun! Your photos SO make me want to be there.

Look out San Fran, the ladies of the food blogging world have arrived…

Wishing you and everyone else a happy foodbuzz fest!


Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run November 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Looks like an awesome time! Maybe next year I’ll make it. Soo much amazing food and so many fun and friendly bloggers. Love it! Great recap.

Abby November 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I feel like it’s a big family reunion and I’m missing all the fun! If I saw you guys in person, I’m pretty sure I would feel the same way–like we’ve known each other forever but in a non-creepy way.

Have so much fun!!!

Katie November 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Much as I love the Foodbuzz stuff, I want to hear more stories about those last few photos! ;)

Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I am insanely jealous! I love seeing all my favorite bloggies hanging out but it just makes me want to be there!

I love you all…..

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Looks like fun! I love how you’re good buddies with your limo driver. Hilarious!

Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks November 7, 2010 at 1:03 am

Hahaha, Holly your photos are ridiculous! It was so much fun to meet you this weekend — you are a party on wheels!

Mama Pea November 7, 2010 at 2:12 am

That picture of us may be my favorite one from this weekend. Love you.

Adam November 7, 2010 at 3:01 am

How COOL is it that you were able to meet people that you felt like you already knew? You definitely seem to bring out the best in everyone your with! Look at all those smiles :D Really hope you live it up and de-stress the rest of the weekend! Have fun Holly!

Anica @ Unstoppable China November 7, 2010 at 3:29 am

Hellz yeah! Traveling in style is always the way to go, esp in san fran!!! Those cupcakes look amazing! So glad you have fun girl!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 7, 2010 at 3:39 am

You are a doll, Holly! Wished we had more time together!!!!!


Denice November 7, 2010 at 3:40 am

I love your blog and a few others, but what is funny is that I see you in photos of other bloggers photos! I hope you’re having a great time and I can’t wait to hear more about it. I would love to go next year!

A Sparkle A Day November 7, 2010 at 11:26 am


what a beautiful post on FoodBuzz. I loved it!

loved that you got to meet so many bloggers!


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I think its so awesome you all took a limo! And I am so jealous of all you fabulous ladies all in one place with all of that scrumptious food.

janetha November 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

thanks for taking down the fister ;)

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum November 8, 2010 at 6:45 am

How fun! That cafe looks adorable especially with that sandwich and malbec to enjoy. :)

Sami November 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

so many things i love about this post.

the roommates
the cupcakes
the sandwich
the pigeon :)

makes my weekend complete.

Jen November 8, 2010 at 7:58 am

I’m so dang jealous this morning reading about how fabulous the festival was!!! I have to find a way to go next year!


Kacy November 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

So wonderful to be able to be a fly on your wall for this trip. I just sooo wish I could have been there :(

Kailey (SnackFace) November 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

UGH I feel so left out! I basically watched all my best blog friends have the time of their lives all weekend. JEALOUSY.

Anyway, I am ready for the scoop. Gossip me.

Love you!

Megan (Running Foodie) November 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

Holly, it was really nice to meet you on Sunday morning! You are super sassy and hilarious :)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

All the pictures are gorgeous!!

I need, need, need to attend the foodbuzz event at some point. Yes, I do. :D

Angharad November 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

So glad you kicked things off so well! I can only imagine it got better from there! Can’t wait for more recaps my sweet and really looking forward to seeing you the weekend of the 20th! xox

kathleen November 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

How was the rest of foodbuzz?!!

Danica November 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

I LOVED that you all took a limo and that bird on your plate still freaks me out :D

Thanks for making Friday night such a blast ~ I am not sure I laughed so hard in so long.

Oh and ya, I am totally just now catching up and reading everyone’s recaps ~ told ya I never have time to read lol ;)

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