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IFBC 2013: was it worth it?

So I just finished my first trek to the International Food Bloggers Conference, which was conveniently held in downtown Seattle. (I can claim it was for my comfort, if only because I’m lazy.)

Anyone who looks up conferences is usually looking to get one question answered: if it’s it worth it for them to attend. Like any good graduate level question, the answer is that it depends.

Here I’ll break down some of the high and low points of IFBC 2013, so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth the time and effort.

THE FANTASTIC:

Dorie Greenspan, ladies and gentlemen.

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Your pre-IFBC food guide to Seattle

Hi, IFBC people! It’s the Monday before for the International Food Bloggers Conference, and I can’t wait to meet you all.  Hopefully I’ll have enough time to bring cookies.

While IFBC isn’t the best time to actually explore Seattle, I know a bunch of you who are flying/trekking in are coming early, so this is to cover some places to check out that are nearby.

The guide I wrote before PAX covers about the same area, so I won’t write about those spots here, except for an obligatory nod to Pike Place Market. This is slightly more far-reaching, as most food nerds I know will absolutely travel for food, and a bit higher price range.

The NW Chocolate Festival: Really. It’s running at the same time as IFBC, is within walking distance, and, at $30 for a day pass, if you have a few minutes on Sunday it’ll be worth walking in.

I didn’t attend nearly enough of it last year, but with chocolate from Theo to Fran’s to Lillie Belle in attendance, it’ll be the best dessert ever to top off your weekend.

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