During Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, we covered more than 60 restaurants here on Small Bites, and that’s thanks to the army of guest bloggers who volunteered their time, money and photography skills to make it happen.
I wanted to say thanks.
Eric cooked some great mac & cheese —
And some pulled pork sandwiches:
And we handed out some great door prizes, including dinner for two at Crabtree’s Kittle House (thanks!), two bundles of cookbooks in Journal News duffle bags, a pretty sweet cooler with beer cozies and binoculars inside, and a set of martini glasses (Doug from Hungry Travels won those). We also handed out gift certificates to many of the participating Hudson Valley Restaurant Week restaurants.
We all had a grand time, and I got promises from many bloggers to do it again next year. I’m always looking for more volunteers. Hey, you never know: you, too, could win a set of pink-and-brown polka dot martini glasses or a beer cozy with The Journal News logo. :-0
After the jump, photos of the bloggers.
Here’s Janet Crawshaw, left, with Agnes Devereux of the Village Tea Room in New Paltz.
The ballroom at Tavern:
Tina Dorfman and Nancy Gold of The Gold Standard PR firm:
Janet Crawshaw and Eric Gabrynowicz:
Doug Yuan and Katherine Curry:
Guest bloggers Kendra Wales, center, and Todd Matthews, right.
There were other folks there, including guest bloggers Cara Cea and Donna Monaco Olsen, Marcia Clark and her crew from Shameless Promotions, who organized the social media for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. (The Facebook page for HVRW is here.)
All in all, a great event. Thanks to all the restaurants that participated in HVRW, and thanks to all the diners who made it such a success. I hope we’ll get even more guest bloggers next year!