10.18.2010

From Cake to Pickles, Celebrating LA's Finest Handmade Edibles


What are you doing this weekend? Got any plans? Well don't miss out on Artisanal LA happening Saturday and Sunday (October 23&24th) Downtown LA in the historic Cooper Building!

Artisanal LA will feature of 75 local vendors. Guests get to sample delectable nibles, sip on spirits and teas, observe cooking demonstrations and even participate in crafts. This is a rare chance to sample some of LA's finest vendors from baked goods, chocolates, teas, oils, pickles and more.

I've got my cash ready and I'm excited to stock up on some goodies. Some of the vendors I'm really looking forward to loading up on goodies from include BakeLab (I'm stocking up on chocolate chip cookies, snowballs and more!), Perishable Pickle Shop (I can't wait to get my hands on some bacon jam) and Backwards Bee Keepers (honey of course gotta support those hard working honey bees). I will be there on Sunday so if you see me say hello!

Tickets are $10 with advance purchase and $15 at the door. I'm GIVING AWAY a pair of tickets because I really really don't want you to miss out! Just leave me a comment below telling me why you want to check out Artisanal LA and be sure to leave an email address AND/OR tweet to me @LetMeEatCake i want tickets to @ArtisanalLA. You have until Wednesday evening to get those comments and tweets in!

You admission gets you:

• Hosted beverages from Honest Tea, Dry Soda, Function and Bonadea
• Local craft beer and organic spirits tasting (21+)
• One-of-a-kind tote bag for the first 1000 attendees
• Workshops and cool handmade activities
• Family friendly arts & crafts
• Great speakers and chef demos
• Giveaways all weekend long
• Souvenir copy of our vendor directory
• Unlimited re-entry all weekend long
DJ Bryan Davidson setting the mood
• Seedlings from Pitchfork’s
Mud Baron to inspire your inner urban farmer
• Shopping from more than 75 local, craft vendors!
• Donation based gift wrap hosted by
Uncouth Gourmands benefiting the LA Regional Food Bank
• Partial proceeds benefit LAUSD Edible School Garden Programs

The Cooper Building
860 S. Los Angeles St.
11th Floor Penthouse
Downtown L.A., CA 90014

10.03.2010

BloggerProm 2010




A little over a week ago I took a much needed night out and attended the 2nd Annual Blogger Prom. Let me tell you it was the perfect way to hit the town when you find that you don't have much free time any more. The location for this year's prom was Yamashiro Restaurant, a Japanese palace of sorts nestled in the Hollywood Hills with sweeping views of the city. The theme was Old Hollywood Glam and glam it was. Long satin gloves, hats, bowties, sweeping dresses and quaffed hair everyone looked gorgeous! The night was perfect, food, friends, libations to go around and best of all sweets! Tacos courtesy of Chef Brock, "cheese sex" courtesy of The Cheese Impresario, ice cream sammies from CoolHaus and my favorite part KeyLime cupcakes from Crumbs. I wish I had taken more pictures but honestly I was too busy soaking up all the fun. There is no better way to capture the night than through a few pictures I was able to snap in between catching up with blogging buds and imbibing, enjoy them below. I can't wait for Blogger Prom 3.o! A big thank you to the Blogger Prom commitee CarolineonCrack, E*starLA, TaraMetBlog, HappyGoMarni, SquashBlossom, LA&OCFoodie, TheLiquidMuse and ShopEatSleep!

Check out these posts from my dear friends for more!
Diana Takes a Bite



Misty of Noms Not Bombs


Esi of Dishing Up Delights



Josie of UncouthGourmand and H.C. of LA&OCFoodie


Rachael one half of the wonderful Chicks With Knives and Diana of DianaTakesABite


The Minty!

Beautiful Bricia (Guelaguetza)


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