Wednesday, 4 November 2009

food bling, Brisbane turns two!

Well its now 2 years since I kicked off food bling, Brisbane. At the time there were only a handful of Brisbane food blogs around, but it's great to see that there are now so many people blogging about the food scene in and around Brisbane.

I'd like to pass on a very special thanks to all my readers - numbers have doubled in the last year, with almost 20,000 visits in the last 12 months. As always, I'm only interested in the best quality food, wine & service around Brisbane, rather than the current place to be seen.

The last year has been a huge one for me, especially with the arrival of Josephine, the newest food bling, Brisbane team member. Although she's not quite four months old, she's already visited a good few restaurants around Brisbane - she's off to a good start in the food stakes (even though she can't actually eat anything at the moment).

Top of my never-ending list of places to eat at the moment are The Buffalo Club, the three new Urbane venues (due to open in a few weeks), Wasabi at the Sunshine Coast, The Sardine Tin, Bar Barossa and Desmond & Molly Jones. There are also a load of new bars that have opened in the Valley this year, which I'm keen to visit before Christmas.

I'm currently in the middle of doing a photography course at TAFE, so hopefully you'll all notice a marked improvement in the standard of pictures on food bling, Brisbane. Although I'm not sure how much help the course will be when it comes to taking photos with my mobile phone...

As always, don't be shy in posting comments or passing on any feedback - it all helps to improve the blog. And of course, I'm always on the lookout for new restaurants, cafes and bars to visit, so keep the suggestions coming.

Thanks everyone for reading,

Richard

10 comments:

Gastronomy Gal said...

Congratulations Richard- two years is a big achievement!

Alibongo said...

happy blog birthday :-)

David said...

I personally haven't eaten at BarBarossa yet, but my dad tells me the tapas menu is quite nice. We did some tasting and purchasing in their bottle shop on the weekend and really enjoyed it.

Adrasteia said...

Congratulations Richard and happy blog birthday.

stu said...

Congratulations indeed. I cannot recall how I chanced across you, but regardless I have you now set up in my reader and you are a great inspiration.

Being a big Beatles fan I am off to research "Desmond & Molly Jones".

all the best

Stuart (aka JetRobins)

Barbara said...

Congratulations on two years. I don't get up to Brisbane as often as I'd like. I'm looking forward to checking out Urbane lane.

Sarah said...

Wow congratulations on two years. I can't remember when I started reading, but for a while you've been my first port of call when I'm looking for a particular restaurant or a good restaurant in a particular ethnic genre. To the point where I've hardly bothered to photograph/review any myself in the last year because you've already done such a good job! :)

Jeremy Pringle said...

Belated congratulations on the second birthday of Food Bling! I have immense respect for bloggers who display perseverance. Well done, love the blog.

food bling, Brisbane said...

Thanks for everyone's birthday wishes! Now I need to start working on keeping you all entertained for the next 12 months.

Something a friend suggested is getting a Brisbane supper club up and running in 2010 - have a look at http://brisbanesupperclub.blogspot.com/

Let me know if anyone is keen on the idea.

Iain said...

Good work Richard, keep it up.