Meaning serious business, I arrived with an empty stomach but clad in a drapey sweater as a pre-emptive strike against my imminent food baby.
Grilled cheese sandwich from The Foundry on Melrose
Oysters from Little Dom's
The crew from Bludso's BBQ
Good Girl Dinette
Ceviche from Mo Chica
Although the Gold-sanctioned spread was quite impressive, several dishes in particular found their way to my heart via my mouth:
Malaysian chicken curry and crispy tofu balls from Starry Kitchen
Curry from Mayura
Banana pudding from Earlez Grill Catering
Caprese from Pizzeria Mozza
Pork belly adobo and lumpia from The Manila Machine
Bulgogi from Park's BBQ
The only thing better than stuffing my face at the Gold Standard? The much-needed nap I took afterwards!