GrubGirl graciously (and eagerly) accepted an invite to
eat mingle with other food writers (those “in the biz”, as I say with a theatrical flourish of an imaginary scarf) in the area, at the Carnelian Room in downtown San Francisco.
Thanks to Kevin over at The City Dish, and Paolo at Eater SF, among others, for the inspiration. It was a pleasure meeting Patrick from San Francisco CitySearch, Tiffany at Examiner.com, Joan from Full Plate Restaurant Consulting, and Guillermo of Pisco Punch fame. This was a great opportunity to meet faces behind names, network, opine about another un-deserving restaurant closure, and see how up-to-speed others were with tech tools & concepts such as Twitter, SEO, and RSS feeds.
The other inspiring news? Even if these cats don’t always write about the cheap eats, they confirmed that they loved eating at these places anyway. So I go forward into neighborhoods where cheap rents flourish and you don’t have to “fork” over (har har) 25% of your meal costs to the rent.