Austin Food Blogger Gathering at SXSW
Adam and I had such great time last night at the Austin360.com party at Whole Foods. I can’t tell you how cool it was to see good friends and meet in person with bloggers who I felt I already knew through Twitter and their blogs.
But the BEST part of the evening was the people. I saw folks from our Food Lover’s Book Club — Lindsay from Apron Adventures, James of James Eats, Addie of Relish Austin, Stephanie of Greek Tragedy, Betsy from Whole Foods, Laura of Dishola, Denise of Texas Wine, Beth of Texas Locavore, Mary Ann of The Cookery, Rachel of The Friendly Kitchen, Mando of Taco Journalism, and Rusty Irons of The Irons.
Other nice folks I chatted with include Jenna of Edible Austin, Rachel and Logan of Boots in the Oven, Emily of Cooking Inside the Lines, April of the Hungry Engineer, The Soup Peddler, Laura and Mariah of Dining in Austin, James of Eating in a Box, and the guys from Tipsy Texan.
Especially cool was meeting the Whole Foods community relations and PR team in person. Winnie, the @WholeFoods twitter community manager, is the “voice” of Whole Foods to their almost 250,000 followers.
The funny thing — I barely ate any food. I was so happy to just talk and be around the people who share my interests that I wasn’t really thinking about the food and drink.
Check out the slide show of the late afternoon/evening below: