There's hardly a day we'd call "normal" at Foodspotting. Often we work way past business hours and keep each other company on Skype since we work from two coasts. (Our headquarters are in San Francisco and we have an office in New York.) The weekends, especially, are good times to tackle our lengthy To Do lists while more sane people in the world don't. Believe me, when you enjoy what you do, you keep your door open even on days when work follows you home.
But what does this have to do with happy photos of our team smiling, eating pizza and looking so darn pleased in general? It turns out when you love what you do, it shows.
Our friends at MINI Countryman happened to see our glow and invited us to participate in their Wanderlust video campaign. After some party planning and travel coordinating, we got the show literally on the road last Saturday and drove the vehicles to Brooklyn and the Bronx in search of foods we discovered on Foodspotting.
We bought cannoli from De Lillo's Pastry in the Bronx and Key lime pie from Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie in Red Hook. Then we dropped off the goods at Roberta's Pizza where we celebrated a successful day with dinner for our closest friends, supporters and foodspotters.
One of the questions we get most often is "How do you keep in shape if all you do is eat and spot food all day?" Fiona likes to scare people by telling them about the Foodspotting 15, which, as far as I know, is a myth. That night we danced off the pizza, beef brisket, wine, beer, and four desserts we had for dinner with Dave 1 of Chromeo at the spin table.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our dinner and dance party. After all, food – and fun – is always better when shared!