Happy Hump Day everyone! We are T-Minus two weeks until the October SMLunch event and already 64 of you have purchased your tickets. This means there are still 6 tickets left so be sure to let your friends know there’s still a chance to attend.

We have been busy working with the folks at Allrecipes to brew up some amazing surprises for you all. Here’s just a taste in to what you’ll be experiencing:

We are SO excited to welcome back an SMLunch veteran and past-Emcee, Tracy Taylor from KING5 TV! She will be our lovely host for the day so be sure to tweet at her to let her know you can’t wait to meet her there – @King5TracyT

The culinary geniuses at Whole Foods Market have graciously sponsored lunch and will be providing a variety of goodies that will be sure to please your tastebuds!

Do you like giveaways!? How about a chance to win gift cards to Whole Foods Market, cooking gadgets and more goodies from Allrecipes!? You will get your chance!

And to top it all off, since Allrecipes is ridiculously excited to host you all, they will be gifting each attendee something  to take home!

We look forward to seeing you all there on Tuesday, October 29th at noon! For more information, be sure to visit: https://smlunchallrecipes.eventbrite.com/

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Not sure what it is about Fall, but it sure makes us hungry. We’ve been craving warm and hearty comfort food and longing for a heaping side dish of networking too!

That’s why we are excited to announce the hosts of October’s SMLunch. As the world’s largest digital food brand, they really need no introduction. Allrecipes averages more than 30 million unique visitors each month and has been posting double-digit growth for the past seven years.

The digital prowess of Allrecipes goes beyond just uploading and sharing a recipe. Their 7+ million registered users are swapping tips and tricks about life in the kitchen, engaging in community conversations through their Buzz network, and sharing out photos and blog posts relating to the food world. Now this is a company you want to have at your dinner party….

But since this is lunch, let’s be their guests at their downtown Seattle offices and get social!

Tickets went on sale TODAY to be sure to visit Eventbrite to get yours! Oh, and tell your friends!

It’s Monday. Let’s be honest – it’s not the most popular day of the week for most. So what would make this Monday any different? Because today is the Monday before the return of SMLunch of course!

This Thursday SMLunch returns to Seattle, breaking a nearly two year hiatus. This time around we have the supremely awesome @CenturyLinkSea to thank for hosting us all at CenturyLink Field. With just over 100 local social media savvy networkers gathering, it is bound to be a great event. 

To get everyone just as pumped as we are, we thought we’d share a list of just some of those who will be in attendance at this Thursday’s SOLD OUT event. 

Also, for those of you asking about when the next schedule SMLunch will be, details will be announced this week, so stay tuned.

Hope to see you all there!

HF @ TFG

#SMLunch Attendees 

@Alixrose
@Andrew_Rota
@offislandmedia
@SeattleMaven
@ancogo
@AnnieHongSEA
@rapsONrapsOFF
@bobWP
@BrianWestbrook
@carissang
@Carolyn_Higgins
@charleskoh
@AwesomeNossum
@ColinAC
@DavidKaufer
@dlaina
@ebridon
@emilythousand
@Weave
@Weave
@evonnebenedict
@franciekay
@GeoSeattle
@Greg_Guenther
@heidimiller
@howiecohen
@JeffGibb
@knitpurl
@Jbertrand
@dakini_3
@skidroweceo
@karadrink
@KarenRosenzweig
@kdboury
@ksather
@KGoldieNY
@kellyhclay
@kelseysampson
@KevinNelson84
@kristy
@lenvilloed
@TheNewsChick
@LindseyOtta
@lisa_dawson
@voraciousgirl
@luckylou
@marisastoneo
@marisastoneo
@Mary_Zoe
@meowyaa
@mikulsky
@MeganChing
@mdjensen
@2p2Pokercast
@schube93
@MorganPalmer
@patmrhoads
@perrysjogren
@mortgageporter
@SandraSullivan
@SayraMoran
@seancfraser
@shanonian
@ShaunaCausey
@StaceyJehlik
@binkkstwit
@SueFrause
@SunaG
@tassoula
@terrinakamura
@Ann_TerriAnn
@Tvasquez
@MOXTREE
@wkagarise
@willcurry

Ok folks – the time has come for us to announce details around the next SMLunch! But first, a riddle….

What is big, famously loud and blue, white and green all-over? That’s right – the 12th MAN!

We are super jazzed to announce that CenturyLink will be hosting the next SMLunch at the home of the Seahawks, CenturyLink Field in the Root Sports Lounge.

Come join us as we tweet, tag, like, pin, post and most importantly CONNECT over great food with a killer view, all thanks to our friends at CenturyLink. This informal networking event is intended to unite local social media enthusiasts and encourage relationship building – all over lunch!

When: Thursday, September 12, 2012

Where: Root Sports Lounge, CenturyLink Field, SoDo

Time: Check-in at 11:45am, Lunch starts at 12:00pm

Parking: Registered attendees can email hfernandez@feareygroup.com for a FREE parking pass to the CenturyLink garage

Tickets: $8 per person – visit https://smlunch.eventbrite.com to purchase!

You are NOT going to want to miss this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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After taking a long hiatus, and due to the amount of requests, we’re re-launching SMLUNCH. Stay tuned for a few lunch dates coming soon.

For more information and to register for the luncheon, go here: http://twtvite.com/smlunch9

Information: The SMLunch theory is that you should never eat lunch alone. Why? Well, you just never know what things you can do or discuss that can change the world during lunch. This theory combined with a Tweet that @JJtweets, @CityofRenton, @SeattleBlank and @BMW shared in November 2009 is how SMLunch started.

In January 2010, about 30 of us met up at Five Guys in Renton for a social networking lunch. In March 2010, about 30 of us met up at Seastar at 2200 Westlake in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. In June 2010, about 75 of us met up at the Fairmont Olympic’s Georgian restaurant. In November 2010, about 75 of us met up at the Coho Cafe in Issaquah. In February 2011, about 100 met up at Rays as well as Mistral Kitchen. And March, about 40 of us met up at Flying Fish. And now we’re heading across the Sound for one of the best scheduled SMLunch’s yet!

There is no formal program. It is straight up personal with a ton of networking opportunities! During the lunch, we call out a couple people for some free plugs and networking – other than that we want you to network.

For this luncheon, Salty’s is preparing a fabulous three-course meal. Your choice of a starter (Seafood Chowder or Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho), an entree (Fish Tacos, Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad or a Bacon Cheesburger), and dessert (Cupcakes) and a soft drink beverage. The price includes tax and gratuity.

The cost to attend is $15.00 per person — it includes lunch, tax, gratuity and service fees. (FYI for those who have read this far – there is a good chance that this lunch will be sponsored by a company named Microsoft. 🙂 Your treat for reading everything. See you there!)

This lunch is reserved to the first 100 people to RSVP. Confirm now. Reserve your space early. Register at http://www.twtvite.com/smlunch8.

And… for those… who keep reading… confirming (as of July 29, 2011): Microsoft Cloud Services and the newly launched Office 365 is excited to sponsor #SMLunch for August. Maggie Chan-Jones (@maggieCJ), Director, Cloud Services & Office 365 and Matthew Tennant (@matthewtennant) will be joining to share everything new and exciting for Microsoft Cloud Services.