From July 12th-16th members of the O’Brain Lab attended the first on-site conference of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) in 2019. Hendrik presented his poster about the association of fat and sugar consumption with mRNA expression of dopaminergic genes in the blood and cognition. The event was full of fascinating talks and we got the opportunity to enjoy the company of colleagues, friends, and former lab members outside the digital world of Zoom. We made many new contacts and discussed novel ideas and avenues to explore in our research. All this in the beautiful city of Porto, where the food is good and the drinks are cheap. What more can someone ask for?