Last Thursday we attended the BlogHER 2010 Holiday Party. This is the first BlogHER party I’ve been too and the first blogging event that was not all food bloggers. It was fun to meet and chat with others that don’t take pictures of the foods they eat and make, but, talk about other cool things that they are passionate about on their blogs!
When we walked in, we dropped off our bag off goodies for the San Francisco Food Bank (we gave Annie’s Mac N Cheese, TJ’s Soups and some Lentils) and then made up our own name tags (Love “The Husband’s” tag) 😀
The party was held at Tres Agaves Tequilla Bar in San Francisco. I have never been but I’ve heard great things about it.
The restaurant was completely packed when we walked in. I LOVE the rock decorations and all the brick.
The BlogHER party was hosted in the back. They had cute carts set up (like street vendors) where they served the food, a bar on the right and tables in the back. They also had all their tequila locked up in a cage in the back on display 🙂
They were playing “A Christmas Story” on the big screen TV’s (but you can’t see it 🙁 ).
The table decorations were fun ~ limes with a candle in the middle. I need to remember this!
Plus 2 types of holiday trees 😀 were displayed throughout the room.
The Food Bloggers all managed to find each other!!! I had fun chatting it up with some of the Food Bloggers I met at BlogHER Food09. It was really good to see Patricia of Brownies for Dinner, Tiffany of the National Cookie Network (Tiff – I found PUMPKIN FUDGE!!) and one of my favorite new authors, Diane, who signed my book at BlogHER Food09 ~ Will Write For Food.
I also learned from Stephanie of WasabiMon that there is a Bay Area Network of Food Bloggers. I am so excited to join this group ~ Yeah!! While chatting with Stephanie, I met Sarah of Lettuce Eat Kale (don’t you just love that name?!)
Picture time ~ I snapped some pictures too of two girls I met ~ Sara of Breaking Up with Bread (on the left) and Sarah of Sarah Eats By The Bay (on the right). They are both super sweet, full of energy and I am so glad I had the chance to chat with both of them.
Sara is also a member of the Bay Area Food bloggers and blogs about living with Gluten Intolerance. Her site contains a bunch of delicious looking recipes ~ who says you need to have Gluten to make things taste good. 🙂
Sarah you all met when she created a guest post for Butternut Squash Gratin while we were vacationing last month. I am so glad she decided to attend the party so I could meet her. She is so cute and little with a BIG personality. It was great to put a face with a name and make a blog friend who doesn’t live to far away. I am excited to have another person I can explore the city with who take pictures of their food 😀 Oh and she can definitely give me fashion tips too!
The first round of eats were appetizers. They were all VEGAN ~ VEGAN Empanadas and VEGAN Tacos with little mini corn torillas and a veggie mixture that contained corn and peppers. I had one of each with salsa ~ AMAZING! The VEGAN empanada was probably my favorite thing of the night.
Next was dinner. This was the complete opposite of the appetizers. Carne Asada, Pork Carnitas, Chicken Mole (I avoided because it had skin and seemed like a lot of work), Chile Rellano, rice and beans. I made mini tacos out of the meats with salsa. The Carne Asada was the BEST meat served – super tender and loaded with flavor. The carnitas were a bit fatty for me.
Props to The Husband who actually had a good time and he managed to find himself a “sponsor” for the party LOL. While all the girls chatted it up, the guys hung out with their phones checking the scores of the football games going on.
It was a fun party and although different than the last BlogHER event I went to, I would go again. I think The Husband liked going as a BlogHIM too 🙂
I know I am so far behind on everything that I have to share with you all ~ thanks so much for being patient with me and letting me get all caught up. I am going to do my best to get all caught up this week in the midst of planning/hosting our work holiday party ~ ahhhh! But, I have lots of fun stuff planned ~ (vacation pics, product reviews, a GIVEAWAY!!!, recipes and a fun new 1 week challenge starting Wednesday). I think I’ve decided I just have to mix it all up so I don’t neglect the food part for you all 🙂
Off to catch so zzzzz’s! See you all tomorrow for more fun!