Happy Weekend all!!! I promise I didn’t abandon you all :) I’ve just been off having way too much at the Foodbuzz Festival and with my AWESOME roomies ~ Meals and Moves, The Healthy Everythingatarian, Hungry Hungry Hippie, and The Great Balancing Act.
This year’s festivities have been such a blast and I can definitely I have enjoyed meeting everyone. I think the COOLEST thing about the blogging community is when you finally put a face with someone’s name/blog, it’s like an old friend you have known your whole life.
I have a ton of fun to share with you all, so let the recaps begin!
We decided to kick off the Foodbuzz Festival by stopping at Taylor’s Refresher ~ now, Gott’s Roadside Grill.
I pretty much LOVE everything about Gott’s and their “Green” philosophy ~ I am totally digging that more companies are making an effort to recycle and compost.
I really pondered the Ahi Burger (my favorite!), but, decided to venture out and get the Ahi Poke Crispy Tacos based on their description alone.
It was Eh, ok. The tuna and avocado with scallions and sesame sauce was pretty tasty, however, it didn’t really mess with the gobbs of spicy mayo and oily shells on the bottom.
I had 2 tacos before moving on to their amazing sweet potato fries.
The Husband and I decided to split a vanilla bean shake as we “rolled” out to registration;)
Can I just say that I LOVE the Wyndham Canterbury?! I was able to book quite possibly the BEST time share we have ever stayed at for us ~ the 3 Bedroom Presidential Suite!
Just check out the diggs ~ Kitchen
I think we all want to find a way to sneak one of these bar stools home.
The urban San Francisco decorations totally rock throughout the entire place ~ Dining Room and Living Room.
Master Suite ~ the curtains light up at night 😀
Guest bed #1
Guest bed #2
The Husband wasted not time being quirky
I hooked everyone up with some awesome Annie’s Loot ~ super cute lunch bags (that they can put their names on) filled with an Annie’s t-shirt just like this one, M&C, Cheddar Bunnies, Bunny Grahams and Fruity Bunnies!
My Foodie Gift Exchange ~ A Harvest Grain Fall Basket!
I took one of my favorite recipes and bought everything to make it including a fall leaf bowl that The Husband picked out. Since I am totally lame and forgot to take a picture BEFORE we wrapped it, here is what was in it a la Trader Joe’s:
* Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Blend
* Organic Vegetable Broth
* White Balsamic Vinegar
* Sun Dried Tomatoes
* Artichoke Hearts
* 21 Seasoning Salute
I think it was as fun to make as it was to give it away
After catching up, we headed off for the Foodbuzz Street Fair.
We all were greeted with a glass of wine and a table # for the foodie gift exchange.
I think I could’ve pretty much taken this entire container of caramelized pears, cheese, crackers and bread home with me and not shared 😉
Pear Walnut Tartlett.
I got to know so many great new faces at the Foodie Gift Exchange. It was pretty cool to hear how/why people started their blog and what gifts they brought to represent themselves.
I am glad I picked a VEGAN recipe since the Hungry, Hungry Hippie got my gift
My foodie gift was from AMANDA of Two Boos Who Eat
I LOVE her too ~ I mean, look at all these awesome treats! She had me at Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 😉
After the exchange, it was on to the food. I pretty much think I have eaten my way through the festival since no points counted this weekend 😉
My favorite flavor of the night was definitely the Pumpkin cupcakes with orange cream cheese frosting.
There may or may not have been a few glasses Vanilla Bean Beer.
Action shot ~ Eat, drink, and attempt to randomly shoot a while LMAO
The Roli Roti BBQ Pork Rolls were back again this year!
Crispy, crunchy, totally like a bacon pork sandwich with caramelized onions and roasted herb potatoes.
My 2nd favorite dish of the night ~ Paella! IO stuck with the VEGAN version since the huge pieces of Octopus in the other version kinda freaked me out.
Tacolious!!!! Street tacos have to be one of the best foods ever created.
They make a pretty good VEGAN Bean Taco ~ their salsa totally make their tacos amazing.
Then, I came past a few things I didn’t eat, but, took pictures of like this
I think it was pretty cool that they had the Spencer’s On The Go truck there from the Food Network The Great Food Truck Race….but, I was totally bummed that “Spencer” wasn’t there himself.
I totally could not brave the snails, but, Janetha totally did it for me.
By far my absolute FAVORITE THING of the entire night was CURRY UP NOW!!! I am not even someone who digs Indian food that much, but, I have to say their wraps were freakin’ amazing ~ so amazing, I ate TWO and only shared a little.
Vegetarian with Paneer Cheese ~ so HOT, but, SO GOOD! I totally want to come back to SF just to get these!
You can check out the First Annual Foodbuzz Day 1 Recap HERE to see how it compared to this year.
Want more ~ Visit the recaps of my favorite Foodbuzzers this year:
See you all tomorrow for day 2!