Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Things I Like: HOT-lanta!

This weekend I paid my first visit to the great, sprawling, hospitable city of Atlanta. The reason for my trip was that I was invited to speak at the Blogher Food Conference on a panel about food writing and picky kids (a shout out to Debbie Koening, creator of the great blog Words To Eat By, who was our moderator and recommended me for the panel, and also my fellow wonderful panelists: Jenny from Picky Palate and Cindy from Fix Me A Snack). I think conference summaries are as exciting as the yellow pages, so I will just say I met lots of lovely people, enjoyed yakking on about writing, and met a guy dressed like a giant tuna. My only concern is that so many burgeoning bloggers out there seem far more interested in learning how to “brand” themselves then they are about writing and creating fun and lively prose/anecdotes…this is kind of sad and annoying. Luckily for every brand wannabe, there’s a lively lady blogger with a great voice banging out a terrific site that I want to visit every day (more on those people below).

During the conference we also took an interesting field trip to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market where inside I discovered a meat wonderland (warning to all vegetarians: the following might be upsetting).

Here, pig and cow parts were stacked high

6 Responses to Things I Like: HOT-lanta!

  1. April says:

    So rad enjoying Atlanta with D&E! And Miller Union sounds amazing.

    But I cannot believe you didn’t do an up close personal interview with the man in the ill-fitting Superwoman costume. Opportunity missed, just sayin’.

  2. I’m so glad we were able to hang out a bit in Atlanta, and that you did that panel with me! Though I remain extremely jealous of your sneaking off to the Food & Wine Festival…

  3. Amy says:

    Glad to read you enjoyed another May weekend in Georgia. An annual trip forming?
    You may not be from the South, but you’ve got a good friend who is, and I’m happy to share. See

  4. Cindy says:

    Why am I not mentioned in this lovely spread as one of your new favorite people???! I had a great time hanging with you and am wishing I had clung on more after seeing all this exceptional food you scored. Oh well. Next time.

  5. Eileen says:

    I love all the photos, but especially the three at the end. The flash mob with the superman/woman spectator – such a classic city moment!

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