Last Friday, Dec 3, all bloggers meet up on the rooftop of Whole Foods for a night of drinks, food, and fun! The bands rocked throughout the night and the food vendors kept everyone full. And if that wasn’t enough, there was a ice skating rink. On top of Whole Foods. Isn’t that crazy!? I have no idea how Whole Food does it.
Austin Bleet Up.
A shoutout to the food vendors of the night.
Buddha’s Brew kombucha is equally tantalizing, invigorating and rejuvenating. I’m not very knowledgeable on tea, but to me, it tasted like carbonated tea but I’m sure it’s much more than that! Peach and honeydew were served at the Bleet Up.
Buddha’s Brew Facebook
Batter Blaster makes organic light and fluffy pancakes and light and crisp waffles in minutes! Perfect for the lazy or for those who need to get to work/school early in the morning. You can also add strawberries, blueberries, or chocolate chips to spice it up.
Batter Blaster Facebook
100% Specialty Coffee grade Arabica beans that are slowly roasted and grinded. Selections include medium roast, dark roast, decaf, and exotic flavor island cocoa, which is chocolate flavored coffee. Kohana Coffee was very nice to explain two methods of brewing: hot and cold. The cold brew that was served at the Bleet Up was brewed for 12 hours and they say that it can last up to 10-12 days in the fridge.
Kohana Coffee Facebook
The Green Cart.
Originally an organic food cart on the drag in Austin but now a wholesaling entity of healthy vegetarian wraps and delicious sandwhiches. Flavors include turkey and cranberry compote, turkey, provolone, and basil pesto aioli, curried chicken salad, basil chicken salad, ham and swiss, salami and smoked gouda.
The Green Cart Facebook
Cory Ryan, one of the top photographers in Austin, was there to get snapshots you and Santa! While waiting in line, I couldn’t resist the fun props like the Rudolph’s light up nose, reindeer ears and elf ears. I will link the pictures that she took once they’re up.
I am very blessed to be one of the nominees for Best Overall Food Blog, hosted by Republic of Austin. A Taste of Koko is only 9 months old but I’ve met so many fabulous people on Twitter in these 3 months!
Blog of the Year: Hilah Cooking!
Blogger of the Year: Lauren Modery, Hipstercrite
Best New Blog: How to Have Sex in Texas
Best-Designed Blog:Public School
Best Blog to Find Comments and Discussion: Hipstercrite
Best Overall Food: Hilah Cooking!
Best Food Blog for Restaurant Reviews: Taco Journalism
Best Food Blog for Recipes: Hilah Cooking!
Best Specialty Food Blog: The Food Renegade (Real Food)
Best Cocktail/Beverage Blog: Tipsy Texan
Best Blog for Entertaining Tips:The Rebeccamendations
Bring the noise…
Best Overall Music Blog: Austin Bloggy Limits
Best Blog to Find Local Music: Austin Town Hall
Best Party/Events Blog:Do512
Best Nightlife/Concert Photoblogger: Austinist
Living the life…
Best Entertainment Blog: Austinist
Best Art/Design Blog: Public School
Best Craft Blog: Etsy Austin
Best Style Blog: Adored Austin
Bicycle Culture Blog: Austin on Two Wheels
Best Local Politics Blog: Burnt Orange Report
It’s like whatevs…
Best Hyperlocal Blog: Free Fun in Austin
Best Blog from a Traditional Media Outlet: KUT 90.5: Texas Music Matters
Best Photoblog or flickr feed: Less Like Math
Best Company Blog: Sweet Leaf
Best Tumblr: Amber Demure
Best Twitter: @KeepAustinWierd
Big shoutout to Austin Eavesdropper’s Tolly Moseley and Ultra8201′s Richard Gonzalez and Republic of Austin