Today I finally was able to meet some fellow food bloggers – live and in person! A while back, Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free organized a Dallas Food Bloggers group. (Amy is amazing at being able to organize things like this – she already has so many events on her blog, such as Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and her latest, a series on gluten-free flours.) A few of the Dallas Food Bloggers (Natalie of Natalie’s Killer Cuisine, Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, Karol Wilson – Dallas Gourmet Food Examiner, and me) met for lunch today at Kozy Kitchen, a “cozy” restaurant just north of downtown Dallas that makes clean, simple, fresh dishes using many local ingredients. They also cater to gluten-free diners – in fact, their entire dessert menu is gluten-free. (It’s so refreshing to be able to look at a menu and not have to mentally limit yourself to 2 or 3 things that are possibly “safe” before the waitress even arrives at your table.)
What do food bloggers do when they go out? EAT, of course! We enjoyed a lovely bunch of dishes:
Amy ordered a buffalo mozzarella salad. It was a huge salad topped with fresh mozzarella and ground buffalo.
Natalie ordered a delicious omelet, stuffed with veggies – I can’t remember what she had in it – I knew there was asparagus, though!
And Karol ordered a spicy chicken salad sandwich, which looked amazing.
We also enjoyed their cookie monster cake for dessert (I didn’t get a photo), which I could have sworn was not gluten-free. It was addictively good, with a rich cream cheese frosting.
It was so awesome to meet other food bloggers in person. We all have vastly different blogs, but we also share so many things in common. We realize how difficult it is to balance the demands of blogging (yes, there are demands!) and the demands of the rest of our lives. We share such a passion for food. I can’t wait until the next time we get together!