Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best at Taste of Chicago

Went to Taste today at lunch. Best thing I had today was breaded beef
sandwich at Ricobene's. Had Taste portion for four tickets and still
good quantity. Beef on steak from an Asian food booth (Star of Siam?)
was also delish. Liked fried ravioli with marinara sauce but can't
remember name of booth.

Worst was beignet at booth that also sold chicken and waffles. Thought
it was greasy and overcoated with confectioner's sugar.

Zantac at Taste of Chicago

Zantac offered an eating contest, a cooling station (pictured here),
free photos and samples.

BlogHer Conference

I wish I was going to BlogHer '10, the best known conference for women
bloggers. I went last year to the Expo portion and loved it.

Getting to meet other women bloggers, the energy in the halls as women
share ideas and get inspired, the chance to talk directly to brand
managers and PR/marketing folks. It was great seeing the diversity of
bloggers and their interests - from mommy bloggers to product reviews
to postpartum depression to cloth diapers.

The photo shows the free stuff that I picked up at the Expo and at the
Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge. The lucky few who arrived at the Swiffer
SocialLuxe Lounge party got a huge gift bag that contained a Kodak
mini videocamera and Crocs among other things. I was envious of the
women who got the beautiful and loaded gift bags - it was the best
gift bag I've ever seen in my life. You know from my other posts that
I've gotten a lot of gift bags in my time.

The 6th annual conference will be held August 6-7 at the Hilton New
York in New York City. It was held in Chicago last July.