Taste of Italy 2014 – Post Game

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Taste of Italy 2014 – Post Game

Things happen too quickly sometimes. You look forward to something for a while, and then its gone in a blink of an eye. That’s what the Taste of Italy was for me this year. Even though I spent about 3 hours at the event, I wanted more, but the length of the lines told me otherwise.

With the event being held across from Union Station downtown, it was a breeze to get there using the Red Line. Now that I live in the Valley, I parked my car at the North Hollywood station and took a leisurely trip that lasted about 30 min. Google maps predicted that it would take about 45 min with traffic to drive down,

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Taste of Italy 2014 Preview

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Taste of Italy 2014 Preview

It seems like all of the good things happen in the Fall: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Football, and food, and thats why it’s my favorite time of year. Something else I have looked forward to since moving to LA is the Taste of Italy, which benefits the IAMLA (Italian American Museum of LA).  It’s much more than just a collection of eateries trying to vie for new customers; from food, (yes there is italian food other than pizza), to wine, libations, and a little bit of culture, it’s your one stop shop of everything italian. Set in historic little Italy, its italian overload. Just like St Patty’s Day in March, everyone is Italian in October.  

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Medium Kicked My Ass..

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Medium Kicked My Ass..

I like spicy food, add some garlic, give me a little kick.  Not so spicy where a death waiver needed to be signed, like the time I was working on Man V Food as a PA and was watching Adam Richman eat ghost pepper wings.  His tear actually burned.  That’s not the spicy Im talking about.  Im talking about a spicy that sits in the front of the tongue, gives a nice burn going down, and breaks a little sweat.  Thats my kind of spicy.

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An East Coast Jewish Deli on the West Coast

Posted by on May 3, 2014 | 0 comments

An East Coast Jewish Deli on the West Coast

In a mass market with a slew of ethnic fare, Wexler’s Deli takes classic straight forward Jewish sandwiches straight from New York, and gives them the LA treatment with newer hipster names such as the “Ocean Avenue” or “L.A. Bird,” and accompanied by new age sodas. Growing up NJ, I have had my share of Jewish food from the East coast, so this concept was nothing new to me, but I can see the appeal if you have been born and raised on the West Coast, it may seem like new. When I walked up to the counter and saw the Babka and Black and White cookie on the menu, I was immediately thinking Seinfeld. In case you don’t know what I am talking about:

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Spring is here in LA!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Spring is here in LA!

Now that the rainy season is over in Los Angeles, it is now the unofficial start of Spring.  And with the start of Sping comes planning beach trips, road trips, and backyard BBQs.  Last year, I was fortunate enough to be working, but unfortunately, one of my jobs entailed a 60 mile to and from Malibu from Hollywood, so my beach trips became very few and far between.  So I have been looking forward to this season!

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