If any of you regularly follow the local food bloggers, you may have seen that there was a super fun get-together involving chocolate chip cookies last weekend. A group of Houston bloggers did a blind sampling of twenty different chocolate chip cookies from around town, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of it! Organized by my idol-turned-awesome-friend Erika, and hosted by Ashley Rose and Jared in their beautiful studio, the sugar-fueled event was a total blast!
Ooh La La, Mongoose Versus Cobra, Weights + Measures, The Chocolate Bar, New York Bagels, Fluff Bake Bar, Barnaby's, French Gourmet Bakery, Petite Sweets, Brown Bag Deli, Tout Suite, Michael's Cookie Jar, Common Bond, Pondicheri, Red Dessert Dive, Smoosh, Siphon Coffee, Tiny Boxwoods, Tiff's Treats, and Revival Market.
Several of these awesome places donated a bunch of their cookies to the cause, including French Gourmet Bakery, the bakery whose chocolate chip cookies I've been devouring for quite some time now and my "entry" in the (c)rumble! (Shoutout to Morgan who picked their cookies up since I wasn't able to!)
1) Tiny Boxwoods
2) Common Bond
3) Michael's Cookie Jar
4) Brown Bag Deli
5) Red Dessert Dive
1) Michael's Cookie Jar
2) French Gourmet Bakery
2) Ooh La La
2) Tiny Boxwoods
2) Common Bond
The cookie monsters in attendance were Erika (The Pancake Princess), Ashley Rose and Jared (Sugar & Cloth), Lisa (Maple and Love), Isabel (www.tastemade.com/@isabelissimaa), Claire (The Petite Professional), Julie (Aces of Taste), Lauren (How to Eat, R.D.), Jenna (www.instagram.com/starvingfoodist/), Abby (ShopGirl Blog), Megha (www.instagram.com/hotpinkhouston/), Morgan (The Foodie Chef), and Erin (Tidbits). If you have a chance, go pay their sites a visit - They are all super awesome!! Not only are their sites and contributions to the Houston food scene awesome, this is a warm, friendly, inclusive group of people. One thing I've learned from the many food events I've attended in Houston is that no one is a stranger!
(though maybe not all in one sitting because #CookieComas are a real thing people.)