Sep 2019

L.A. County Fair 2019: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly, Unicorn Elote, and more

LA County Fair 2019

A sweaty day spent at the L.A. County Fair is one of my favorite summertime rituals (see previous shenanigans: hereherehere, and here). There’s something about cruising the expansive grounds, perusing blue ribbons, cheering on the pig races, and indulging in deep-fried delights that never ever gets old. This year, my best friend from college Liana traveled from Hawaii to check out the festivities along with The Astronomer, June, and me.

LA County Fair 2019

We started the day with a peaceful ride on the Ferris wheel. June was too short to ride it last year, but she met the height requirements this time around.

LA County Fair 2019

Following the ride, we got down to business. The truest gastronomic pleasure at the fair is found at Juicy’s. Crisp, golden, and measuring over a foot tall, the jumbo corndog never fails to turn a few heads and totally satisfy.

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Sep 2019

Meanwhile, at Eater Los Angeles…

Proof Bakery - Atwater Village

Here are a few of the features and stories that I have been working on over at Eater Los Angeles: weird, wonderful, and under-the-radar restaurant openings, a love letter to layer cakes, a long distance dedication to composed restaurant desserts, getting to know Little Saigon, pie pie pie, a soulful Japanese rice balls shop, guts guts guts, a Vietnamese restaurant guide, and the thrill of covering Santa Monica City Council meetings.

 

 

Aug 2019

Alameda Supper Club – Los Angeles

Alameda Supper Club - Los Angeles

For those following along as The Manufactory has gradually taken shape at ROW DTLAAlameda Supper Club is the final piece of the puzzle. Whereas Tartine Bianco is open all day, Alameda Supper Club is a dinner-only spot. The menu combines Chef Chris Bianco’s Italian influences with Tartine’s distinctly California ethos. All dishes are meant to be shared.

Alameda Supper Club - Los Angeles

Before sitting down for a proper supper, drinks were enjoyed at the outdoor bar. As a fan of the original Dream Team, I couldn’t resist the Biscotti Pippen ($14), an alcohol-forward creation with rye, vermouth, bitters, and slight biscotti notes.

Alameda Supper Club - Los Angeles

Dinner began on a briny and fresh note with oysters ($15) served raw in a light celtuce mignonette with chive oil.  (more…)