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Austin Bleet Up

December 08, 2010

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.
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.

http://buddhasbrew.com/
Buddha’s Brew Facebook

Batter Blaster.
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.

http://www.batterblaster.com/
Batter Blaster Facebook

Kohana Coffee.
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.
http://www.kohanacoffee.com/index.php
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.

http://thegreencart.com/
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!

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With 7,996 votes, the winners of the 2010 Austin Blogger Awards are:

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

            Nomtastic…

            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

                                                        WRITTEN BY:

                                                        Jane Ko is the founder and editor in chef of the food blog, A Taste of Koko. She is a blogger, food photographer, social media ninja, pastry chef, recipe tester, and brand developer. Currently resides in Austin, Texas with her Maltese puppy, Basil.

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