Saturday, July 25, 2009


When I moved to Seattle 3 years ago, I didn't know anyone.
Not one single person.

It was just me and my husband.

I was one of those people who would talk to people at the bus stop and make conversation with people on the street. I really wanted to meet people. That's when I started blogging.
I started Frantic Foodie so I would have something to do, so I could discover Seattle, perhaps I could have conversations via my blog (and wouldn't have to scare people on the street by trying to talk to them).

Last week was my first Foodportunity event. I have been doing events for the last few years but this one was huge. More than 300 people all in one place. All foodies. All drinking, eating and networking.

The pics in this post were taken by Nate from He was one of the two extremely talented photographers that took pictures at the event. I will be posting more of Nate's pictures as well as pictures by the other photographer, Jackie.

Just wanted to give you a little taste, more to come.

Tom Douglas brings in this pig and everyone goes wild.

The Chef in the Hat ( Thierry Rautureau of Rovers) multitasking.

Erik Tanaka (Tom Douglas Restaurants), Philippe Thomelin (Olivar) and Jacob (Olivar)

Now I have a little giveaway. I have a $25 gift certificate for brunch at Rover's which will get you a two-course brunch or a discount on any brunch items.

Tell me what you would do with this Foodportunity? The deadline for the contest is Wednesday (July 29th).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Foodportunity, Just a Few Days Away

Hi Readers,
Foodportunity is just a few days away and I am happy to say it is sold out. If you didn't get tickets I will be having another one in a few months.
Enjoy the Bite of Seattle this weekend, I am also adding a link to my event picks for the week at

Have a super weekend...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bite of Seattle

This weekend is the Bite of Seattle. Starting Friday, there is a long list of restaurants to try from, samples from food companies and Seattle's top chef's doing demos.

Don't forget to go to the alley, hosted by Tom Douglas, where for $10, you get bites from Seattle's classiest restaurants

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Enormous Drinking Man Takes Over the Pike Place Market

Breaking news:
On Tuesday July 14 Seattle Coffee Works, located next to Pike Place Market at 107 Pike Street, will officially fire up its new commercial coffee roasting machine.

The company's 15 feet tall kinetic Coffee Drinking Man will arrive to inspect and greet the crowd.
Come in to Seattle coffee works between 11-3:

The giant Coffee Drinking Man sign will be installed with a boom truck around 1pm
and Seattle Coffee Works Roastery will throw open the doors to the public between 11am and 3pm. The open house will include a give-away of freshly roasted coffee samples and free brewed coffee to all passers-by.
They will also be sampling the new line of sandwiches.

After this event, head to the market for Bastille Day celebrations

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Favorite Week of the Year

This week is my favorite week of the year. The weekend starts with the Bastille festival at Seattle Center.

The Bastille day festival (this Saturday) is a milestone in my food obsessed world. Two years ago I volunteered at this festival because I was looking to meet new people.
From then on, I kept volunteering at every event that I could find, meeting food people, networking and here I am 2 years later enjoying all the connections that I managed to make.

Saturday night is the Bal des Pompiers (Fireman's ball), an evening of music and dancing in the streets.
Sunday is The Bastille day festival, a festival with chef demos, food and music.
It's free and open to everyone so bring the kids to this family friendly event.

Sunday I will be judging The Chocolate Salon again. Last year was a great experience so I am really interested in seeing the creative choices this year.
I think I still have a blue cheese chocolate truffle with a bite in it from last year in my fridge.
Here is my post from last year.
Bastille Day ,July 14 Events:

Cafe Campagne Bastille Festival:
Live music, food and Burlesque performances

Le Pichet
Bastille Celebration
From 6 pm and till late hours
French food and Live Jazz from Absinthe Minded Professors (7pm) and DJ Miss Broadway (11pm)

Maximillian Bastille Day Dinner
Enjoy a $35 3-course meal on the patio, overlooking the water. They have live music too.

I will try to make all 5 events. Will I be able to make it to all of them?