Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
This past weekend marked another epic weekend in eating. It was Labor Day Weekend which in the “Foodie Community” means it’s once again time for The Taste! LA Times’ puts on an amazing event at Paramount Studios where over 50 white pop-up tents line the historical backlot. I was lucky enough to attend 3 out of the 5 events and too be honest, I don’t think my waistline could have afforded any more!
The festivities started Friday night with an exclusive Grand Opening Party hosted by Don Julio Tequila complete with a Beatles tribute band. What, no mariachi band?
Day two’s events started with Field to Fork, bringing together local farmers and LA chefs. Russ Parsons, The Times’ Food Editor, hosted the event that was all about showcasing the fresh and local ingredients being offered in some of the city’s best restaurants.
One of my favorite dishes came from Good Girl Dinette in
After taking a few hours to cool off from the brutal heat, I ventured back over to
I had the chance to brave the heat one more day and attend the Labor Day Block Party hosted by The Times' Test Kitchen Director, Noelle Carter. This event focused on one of summer's favorite family pastimes - barbecue! It certainly was a day for the whole family (kids tickets were only $5!) full of balloon animals, face painting, and… oysters. Obviously they had to have something for the whole family and L&E Oysters were shucking out some of the tastiest crustaceans on the block.
See all my photos from The Taste here!
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