Getting Ready for ALA Midwinter

Like many of my library brethren, I’m getting ready to head to Dallas next week for ALA Midwinter 2012. I’m getting kind of excited, because I like conferences, and I’ve never been to Dallas, and I’m staying in a nice hotel. I like traveling to new cities for any reason, and no one who knows me would be surprised to hear that I’m already researching my dining options. Eating in restaurants is one of my favorite things, and discovering new food in new regions is another favorite thing. So my Dallas Eating list is slowly coming together.

One of the best things that happened at ALA Annual in New Orleans was a spontaneous dinner outing with some folks who gathered together via Twitter. It was a lot of fun to sit around a table with a group of people I didn’t know, and talk things I love: books, librarian stuff, and FOOD. We ate a Cochon, and it might have been one of the best meals of my life. I’m really hoping to pull together another Twitter Dinner in Dallas.

Some of the places I’ve got on this tentative list are Bread Winners Cafe, Off the Bone for barbecue, and Luna de Noche for Tex-Mex. I’d LOVE to hear other suggestions, if anyone has them. I’m definitely for at least one meal from a well-renowned and respected restaurant in the area, and I sadly don’t know that much about the Dallas restaurant scene. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for recommendations. And if you’d like to join me for a Twitter Dinner, I’m on Twitter as @lkrier.

I’m looking forward to conference-related things, too. It’s not all about the food. Mostly.

5 thoughts on “Getting Ready for ALA Midwinter

  1. Alison Cody

    You and me both! This weekend I am planning on investigating dining options, very much looking forward to a couple of nice meals. I’ll keep an eye out for your Twitter diner but we should try to coordinate to at least grab a coffee, I’d love to catch up with you.

      1. Hank

        Hey Laura – I’ll be there too and following your tweets! Would be very interested in joining an unofficial tweetup, especially one centered around food. 🙂


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