March 1, 2010

Dallas Food Bloggers – Meet and Greet

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:

I ordered buffalo tacos. Ground buffalo on corn tortillas with bacon-blue cheese guacamole and raw cheese. I also ordered a side of sauteed veggies.

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!

Natalie of Natalie's Killer Cuisine, Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and Alta of Tasty Eats At Home

36 Responses to “Dallas Food Bloggers – Meet and Greet”

  1. Seeing that picture makes me want another omelete! (Oh, and it had mushrooms, asparagus, bacon and goat cheese in it!)

    It was so great to meet you also! I look forward to more Dallas food bloggers events, I’m glad we are all starting to meet! :)

  2. AW Alta you guys looked like yall had so much fun, I am sad that I missed it :( BUT MAN the food at Kozy looks incredible, my friend told me it was such a great place so I must try it sometime. Thank you for sharing this post, even though I wasn’t there it was nice to relive the day through your words and pictures :)

  3. What a great outing all the way around! I love those types of events. The three of you look so happy and you are all as cute as can be. Thanks for sharing … I tried to meet Amy when I flew through DFW for the POM blogger harvest festival, but there just wasn’t enough time. Of course, an airport meeting wouldn’t compare to this venue. ;-) Very cool!

    Shirley

  4. Alta!! Your camera is incredible!! I just showed Joe and he said we’re going to have to invest in a new camera. (I like the sound of that….)

    It was wonderful to meet you, Natalie, and Karol!! We must do it again soon. Great post, my friend!!

  5. I’m certainly going to have to try Kozy! Omelets are my absolute favorite whether morning, noon or night! Great “people” picture! Love your stories. You have a way with food and words!

  6. What a great food blogger meet and greet! It inspires me! I want to get one organized for NYC!

  7. 3 very beautiful and elegant ladies!

  8. What great fun to meet up! The happy faces tell it all. I wish I can have one here!

  9. Oh what a fun time!! I’ve only met with one other blogger here, we’ve met up twice. Wish there were more so we could do this more often :)

  10. Alta – you are so pretty! As is the group, I love that picture! This is the part I enjoy the most from blogging, connecting with like-minded kind souls. I hope you guys do this again soon!

    • Christine – Thanks for the compliment. I love connecting with other like-minded food bloggers too – it’s great!

      Amanda – It’s hard when you can’t find many others around you! That’s when you try to justify taking that next step – food blogger conference! (I am hoping one day soon I’ll have the funds!)

      MaryMoh – It was fun!

      Angie – Thank you!

      Teanna – You should totally get one organized for NYC – there are TONS of food bloggers out there!

      Suzanne – Omelets are an amazing treat. Thank you so much! You should join next time, maybe as a food-blogger-to-be? ;-)

      Amy – You should “invest”! I feel bad that I haven’t learned enough about mine yet, but already it’s an amazing tool. Worth every penny. It was wonderful to meet you too!

      Shirley – It would be really need to get all of the GF bloggers together somehow – I’d love to meet you too. It was a great outing, just wish there were even more opportunities like that!

      Joy – We missed you too! We’ll have to have more events like this.

      Natalie – I’m glad we’re starting to meet too! It’ll be great fun. It was great to meet you.

  11. Lucky ladies! You seem to have a surplus of awesome food bloggers in your area. What fun!

  12. Isn’t it great to meet with bloggers. It’s always fun. Oh and those tacos you ordered looks sooo good!!!!

  13. How fun. Maybe someday I’ll organize a food blogger lunch in my area! The food looks delicious at the Kozy Kitchen

  14. We’ve been doing these meet ups in LA and I was fortunate to have traveled to Australia and was able to meet up with Penny from Jeroxie. It’s so much fun meeting with like minded individuals. Keep it up :)

  15. I’m so jealous! That sounds like great fun. I’m glad you guys were able to meet, have a good time together, and eat gluten free food.

  16. You girls are SO cute! My gosh, what a bunch of darling food bloggers. And the food looked wonderful, too. Great photos! Love the side of sautéed veggies. Beautiful photo!

    Melissa

  17. Looks like a great time!

  18. What a fun lunch! I’m drooling over your meals, too :). I’ve thought about organizing something like this in Lansing, but never followed through and have lost the motivation now that I’m moving in a few months.

  19. Alta, that is so cool! And, I love seeing photos of you & everyone else =D. I can’t wait to meet someone one day!

  20. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos! You gals have so much fun. Btw, I’ve left something for you. Please feel free to drop by and pick it up. Hava nice day, Alta!
    Cheers, Kristy

  21. I’m so glad the meet-up went great and I’m so sad I had to bail at last minute. I can’t wait for the next one!! Oh, and I really love your blog and your photography. Just beautiful!!

    • Natalie – we’re sad too that we missed you! Next time!

      Kristy – I’ll check it out – thank you!

      Lauren – I would love to meet you too! I wish I was as good in the kitchen at your age.

      Katie – When you get moved in and settled, you should start looking around your new area for fellow bloggers! It was fun!

      Glutenfreeforgood – Thank you! The sauteed vegetables were honestly my favorite part of my meal.

      My Man’s Belly – Wow, Australia! I would love to have that opportunity!

      SimplyLife, Linda, Kathleen, jenn, Trix – Thank you!

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  23. That looks like so much fun! And you all look like you could be sisters…so pretty all of you!

  24. Oh how I wish I lived in Dallas! It would be so great to meet up with you all! Looks like you had a blast!
    ~Liz

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  26. HA!!! I saw the buffalo mozzarella salad and didn’t realize that it was buffalo MEAT at first! I’m like … hmmmm… buffalo mozzarella… how I miss that! The foods look good though. Gotta love it when you can go out to eat and it’s comparable to what you can make at home… such a rare treat!

    Btw. you are such a cutie! Great pic at the bottom. :)

  27. You ladies have so much fun! Yeah, it’s great to have such meet up party once a while..isn’t it?

  28. OMG I have been looking for a place in the Dallas area where i can meet people who can’t eat gluten like me (and my sister and daughter too.) How can one get connected? The food looks amazing and i love reading the Baking Beauties and trying out the different recipes. I found you through their blog and now i want to join in the fun.
    Sandi

  29. Alta, it was so much fun being able to see you!! All 3 of you look fantastic :)

  30. Alta,

    Hey, I googled “Dallas Food Bloggers” today, and came across your post. I was trying to find if there was already a group of Dallas food bloggers I could join, or any meet-ups that took place among local food bloggers. And that’s how I found this post. :)

    I’d love to know if you guys plan to make your meetings a regular event, or if you plan on extending invitations to the Dallas food blogging world? If so, I’d be interested.

    You can read more about me on my food blog, http://www.food-sparks.com. I also write a monthly food column for a local online publication here called Modern Dallas – where food meets design – (I’m surrounded by design and architecture in my 9-5 job, so it’s a fit). You can see my first column here: http://moderndallas.net/smokebolsa48.html.

    If you all are interested in expanding your lil’ group, I’d love to meet other local food bloggers.

    Thank you,

    Kerrie S.

  31. The Buffalo Tacos look AMAZING! It is refreshing to see a a basic dish with a a fun twist of using something other than ground beef. Great blog, keep the yummy pictures coming.

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  34. Kozy Kitchen definitely looks like a must-try. The food looks great and the dishes are safe for everyone. Sounds great! LR Bergeron

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