November 6, 2010

{Food Events} Foodbuzz Festival Day 1: Foodie Swap and Street Food Fare

Last night we attending the first day of the Foodbuzz Festival (the reason why we're in San Fran!)  Like last year, there was plenty of food and opportunity to meet with our foodie friends in person.  Between the Food Network camera crew filming Mission Minis cupcakes for an upcoming episode of Cupcake Wars and trying to keep up with the tweets on this event (follow hashtag #fbzfest), we did manage to stuff ourselves silly.

Our favorite foods of the night included both food trucks (French cuisine from Spencer on the Go and spicy Indian food from Curry Up Now), fresh fruit from Frog Hollow Farm, strong beers from Magnolia Pub and Brewery and The Social Kitchen and Brewery, the porchetta sandwich from Roli Roti, and sweet treats from Mission Minis and Straus Creamery
Though the pear tarts were good, we loved the fresh ones (and the figs and grapes) better from Frog Hollow Farm.
The porchetta sandwich with its crispy pork skin was well worth the wait! The organic Brown Sugar Banana ice cream was dangerously addictive.
Faves included Curry Up Now's kati roll (spicy!) and Spencer on the Go's New England lobster cappuccino, braised lamb sandwich, and escargot puff lollipop.
The beers from Magnolia Pub and Brewery and The Social Kitchen and Brewery were strong and amazing!  If I couldn't find my husband in the crowd, I knew he would end up there!
Oh, and what did we get during the foodie swap?  Delicious homemade goodies from Ken of (one of the NY bloggers we had to travel to SF to meet!) and Korean treats plus a menu signed by Chef Ludo Lefebvre (one of the Top Chef Masters contestants) from Rosa of  Suffice it to say, we're having a good time in San Fran!


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