It was so fun touring the sights with Larbs today because she cares about all the same things that I do! She is always one step ahead navigating our next destination with her phone or researching a shop or restaurant. It was hilarious checking in to the conference when they asked for our last names: “Younger & Younger!”
We headed down to the waterfront after checking in to seek out caffeine and food sights
It was such a beautiful day to be out walking!
I got a Blue Bottle cappuccino – always amazing
Larbs is also a fashionista. She is French Connection meets Seven Jeans and I am Old Navy fused with LOFT. What can I say? I like comfortable clothes.
She insisted the shoes I had planned to wear 1) out of season (they were sandals) and 2) Not a good match for my outfits. Everyone here is in boots and I did bring some boots but I left them at Larbs‘s place, convincing myself I did not need 5 pairs of shoes for two days.
Turns out I DID need those boots! So we did what any girls would do – went boot shopping. And we went straight to Loehmann’s! Our favorite family discount shop
I came out with a sleek pair of everyday black multipurpose boots – 20% off to boot!
Ahem, Larbs wore these!
After quickly changing clothes, we met up with some other bloggers and walked to the evening event!
This year’s Friday night feast was much more intimate than the previous two, but the food was as good as ever.
The evening started with a Sabra hummus display of all kinds of hummus
21st Amendment just for you Kanz!
After meeting a bunch of new friendly blogging faces, we headed upstairs to the main event – a taste-tester’s dream of flavors.
They had everything from blogger-inspired recipes of comfort food to tarts and ravioli to two chef-made stations. If you’re curious, you can see the whole menu in the program PDF here.
- The perfectly sweet Honey Cornbread
- The garlicky Lentil Salad
- The crunchy and rich Brandada Salt Cod Cakes
- The hot pink BEET RAVIOLI WITH GOAT CHEESE + ARUGULA <—- incredibly delicious!!
Foodbuzz opened the floor up for the evening’s agenda – with the classic Beth T at the mic! Beth now works as Foodbuzz’s community manager!
I was incredibly honored to win a new award this year – the Alaska Seafood Green Choice Award. As the sustainability sponsor of the weekend, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, who is helping to ensure the whole Foodbuzz Festival is as green as possible with things like composting, selected KERF as its Green Choice Winner. I by no means think I am a perfect example of green living, but I do my best and was humbled by the recognition.
Double blushing occurred when KERF was voted the 2011 Best Healthy Living Blog!!!
All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
A blurry shot of my dinner mates. Very much enjoyed meeting some new faces tonight (and catching up with the not-so-new!) Hope to get to know many more of you tomorrow!
Did you think I skipped dessert!?
Since they published the dessert menu online a few weeks ago, Larbs and I have been building up excitement for it.
It TOTALLY lived up to expectations!! My favorites were the Creamy Italian Nougat and Valrhona Chocolate Ganache Bite and the Mascarpone Cheesecake on a Gingersnap Crumble. And the Gingerbread Macaroon!!
Larbs and I have been up for 24 hours now, so I can’t wait to close my eyeballs!!