The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

I Won a 'Best Food Blog' Award from Saveur!

A winner is me!

What I learned yesterday:

  1. You don't listen to me.
  2. Reverse psychology works.

Because how else did I win an award for "Best Restaurant/Dining Coverage" in the 2011 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards? Especially since I was all like, "Don't vote for me, guys."

Thank you for disobeying my commands and voting for my blog; it means a lot to me. ;) I didn't mean to pull the ol' reserve psychology trick though; I am not that crafty. And I certainly didn't expect to win. Your support blows my mind, guys. The impact is so strong that it has turned my brain into jelly. Jelleeeuhhfmmgfflggulgspootlepip

Ok my brain has reformed itself. And I've sort of rewarded you with a new post I put up about an hour ago! Alas, it has little to do with the category I won in, but it features numerous photos of a cute puppy, will like it, maybe!

Thank you all again! You've all rightfully earned an (optional) giant plush manatee hug.


Marvo / May 18, 2011 4:12 AM

Well, I listened to you and didn't vote, but not because I didn't want you to win. I have an excellent track record of not voting and having those who I want to win win. So by not voting for you, I increased your chances of winning.


Susan in HK / May 18, 2011 4:58 AM

OH MY GOD, congratulations! My pesky (but lovable) little sister is growing up - I'm so happy for you.

Su-Lin / May 18, 2011 6:41 AM

It was a much deserved win! Your blog is my favourite out of all the nominees!

Congratulations again!

eatyourheartout / May 18, 2011 8:56 AM

After signing up, spent a whole lot of time perusing all the category's nominees. So many!

I only voted in one category ;)

Aubrey / May 18, 2011 11:32 AM

Congrats! I totally voted for you, even though you said not to. Your photos and awesome posts pretty much guided my last trip to NYC.

Nicholas / May 18, 2011 9:26 PM

while I did not vote for you, asdf{#insert_integer_here} might've voted for you several times.

Congrats yo. Reverse psychology always works. NO ONE LIKES BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO.

Angela / May 18, 2011 11:34 PM

After you said not to vote for you, I immediately went to the website and voted for you. Humility wins again! :)

roboppy / May 19, 2011 1:34 AM

Marvo: Thank you for the luck your non-voting brought me! YOU ARE THE KEY TO MY SUCCESS!

Susan: Hehe, thanks! Maybe I am a real woman now!...or...nah not really.

Su-Lin, Jenneke, Serena, Gordon, Belinda, Terry: Thanks you!

eatyourheartout: Hehe, thanks! There are so many blogs to look at...I only voted in a handful of categories where I recognized the nominees. ;_;

Aubrey: Thanks! So glad I could help. I keep meaning to make a one-post guide to NYC,

Kim: Thanks! I SHALL EAT!

Nicholas: SOOOO SLIICK you are. Hehehe. Thanks for your support. :)

Angela: Thanks! Some call it humility; I call it severe lack of self esteem. WEEE!!

Janet: Thanks! Look at all these rebels. The sweetest rebels!

Reid / May 20, 2011 5:28 AM

Yay! Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I love your blog because reading it makes me smile. :D

Marie / May 20, 2011 9:51 PM

Congratulations! I always love reading your blog and, of course, the photos are always impeccable. Keep on keepin' on!

Jason Chen / May 21, 2011 3:55 PM

Whoohoo! Yay for Robyn! You totally deserve it for all your fun and crazy fooding.

Day / May 23, 2011 8:04 AM

Congrats, you deserve it! On one note, I've always wanted to ask you--why do you say 'innards'? I find it quite annoying to be honest....

roboppy / May 23, 2011 9:44 AM

Rosebud: Thanks!

Day: Thanks! As for "innards" I can't say I have any explanation for why I say it's like other words I use a lot: I like it. I'm not sure how long I've been using it. I suppose if enough people told me they didn't like it, I'd stop.

Maylen / May 24, 2011 3:11 PM

even though you feel you didn't deserve should totally just let that inner giddy burst and spill out all over.

i've been reading your blog, plus your entries at serious eats, and i love it. your rants plus the occasional coherent lines make for a great read. Congrats!!!

roboppy / May 25, 2011 3:15 AM

Maylen: Thanks for reading! Letting my inner giddy burst out sounds a bit messy, but maybe it'll burst out in...mmm..candy! which case that's ok.

aimbones: Ah yeah...that blog has been around for a while, but mine's older. It's a shame we have the same blog name. :[ At least our food topics are totally different!

Janet / May 25, 2011 9:58 PM

Hi Robin!

1) I didn't vote for you.
2) I'm glad you won!!!!


ps, don't stop saying "innards" I like it.

roboppy / June 29, 2011 1:25 AM


Claire: You mean there isn't a poster in every hallway of your office that says (in super bold font) "ROBYN WON THIS AWARD!!!"?...cos that makes total sense. Thank you!

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