What can I say to a grilled cheese festival in LA? Only one thing, YES! So when I heard about the Grilled Cheese Invitational happening downtown, I rounded up some cheese loving friends and headed over. This was a cooking competition as well as a food truck fest, there were people cooking up grilled cheese surprises for judges as my friends were about to eat our way to cheesy heaven. By the time I found out and got my tickets, there was not an opportunity to become a judge, so we relegated ourselves to the peoples choice award (more on that later)….
One of the things that I love about LA is the beautiful weather, and I don’t think that I am alone on this, and I have always been a fan of considering Sunday as a day of rest. Lately, I have discovered the wonderful world of Sunday brunch. Its a special meal that combines many of things that I love on the weekends: sleeping late, eating, friends, being outdoors, and having a drink without guilt of anyone telling you shouldn’t be drinking before noon. I remember that I got yelled at once for drinking a beer at 11am at my parents house when I was in my 20’s. I didn’t hear the end of that for a while, actually, they still bring it up. So I hope that my parents read this. Anyway, but I think one of the deciding factors is being outdoors. I don’t know what it is, but it definitely changed the feel of the meal for me. Anything other way.. is just lunch. …
What happens when two foodies get together for dinner? Great food is the answer. And that was the case Saturday night when I had the pleasure of dining with the owner of The Triple Dipper , a site dedicated to dips. From her suggestion, the choices in front of me included The Village, Black Market Liquor Bar, which you can read my review here, (weekendfoodie.com/black-market-liquor-bar-studio-city-ca/), and the Laurel Tavern, which I had been to, but pretty loud to carry on a conversation….
I recently went to Wood & Vine with a friend of mine and absolutely enjoyed it. Unfortunately, in certain situations, I don’t like to bring my Cannon camera because I think it will disturb the other diners. In this case, I used my phone and the pictures didn’t come out very well, so in lieu of a typical review, I am going to have to take a mulligan on this one. I will have to go back in the next couple weeks and try again.
Oh the hazards of my job….
I will post a proper review as soon as I get back!
As the son of a Sicilian immigrant, I was excited to have a chance to go to the Taste of Italy event this year in downtown LA. Images of Italian flags, fare, and music flowed through my mind as I was getting ready to enter the Italian American Museum of LA. As I got to the entrance, the
line of people in a mix of casual, dressy, and the occasionally formal attire stretched before me. When I finally got up to the front of the line to pick up my tasting tickets, I knew that the slim ticket pack of six taste, (three premier tastes or “Q cards” and three regular tastes), and four drink cards would not be enough to satisfy my desires to the try the food of the many booths that lined the inside and outside of the museum….