National Kidney Foundation of Southern California Showcases L.A. Top Toques and Tastemakers
Led by Chefs of Honor Neal Fraser, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

WHEN: Sunday, November 8, 2009
12 to 3:30 p.m.

CBS Studio Center (map)
4024 Radford Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604

TICKETS: $150 per person
To purchase, visit

Featured chefs include:

Adam Horton, Saddlepeak Lodge
Akasha Richmond, Akasha
Andrea Cavaliere, Cecconi’s
Benjamin Ford, Ford’s Filling Station
Bob Lynn, La Grande Orange
Brain Moyers, BLT Steak
Calogero Drago, Celestino Ristorante & Panzanella
Celestino Drago, Drago Restaurant, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, Drago Centro
Chris Moran, Events D’Elegance
David Linville, Charlie’s Malibu
Frank Leon, LaLoggia Ristorante & Bokado
Keven Alan Lee, EAST Restaurant & Lounge
Giacomino Drago, Il Pastaio
Govind Armstrong, 8 oz.
Jason Johnston, Dakota
Jesse Perez, Fuego at Hotel Maya
Jimmy Shaw, Loteria Grill
Joachim Weritz, Moonshadows
Jonathan Burrows, Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs
Jorge Chicas, The Bazaar – SLS Hotel
Josie Le Balch, Josie Restaurant
Margarito Cid, Harry’s Oklahoma Style Smokehouse BBQ
Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants
Michael Fiorelli, mar’sel
Neal Fraser, Grace & BLD
Paolo Sicuro, Via Alloro
Roberto Maggioni, Lago
Sam Marvin & Christopher Goossen, Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market
Simon Dolinky, BLVD 16 at Hotel Palomar
Steven Fretz, XIV
Tanino Drago, Tanino Ristorante & Panzanella Ristorante
Yoji Tajima, SHU – Sushi House Unico
Leyna’s Kitchen


“Three Apples” (the title refers to Hello Kitty’s precise weight) will be a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23, 2009 to November 15, 2009 in Los Angeles. The event will be taking place at Los Angeles’ famed Royal/T (, a visually stunning and playful 10,000-square-foot art exhibition space, retail store, and Japanese “cosplay” maid café, located within Culver City’s vibrant arts community. The various events within the three-week exhibit will be open to the public, and free of charge – all celebrating this beloved pop icon!

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Appealing to fans and food lovers of all ages, ‘Three Apples’ will feature a special Hello Kitty-themed menu that will be offered at Royal/T’s Japanese “cosplay” maid café during the course of the exhibition. Waitresses dressed in playful maid uniforms with a Lolita-esque touch, will serve guests a variety of dishes ($6 – $25)  including waffles, pancakes, tramezzinis, individually wrapped, hand-decorated cookies, and a special Hello Kitty High Tea. Additionally, Royal/T and Sanrio will also present a number of special Hello Kitty food-focused events during the course of ‘Three Apples’.

In addition,

You love Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty loves YOU! Today is all about the super fans. Bring your favorite friends to a fabulous Hello Kitty brunch where you can enjoy scrumptious Hello Kitty-themed waffles & pancakes and a live DJ set. Later in the day, immerse yourself in a variety of activities including a yummy Hello Kitty sushi & bento box workshop with acclaimed chef Sushi Girl, Hello Kitty happy hour for fans 21 and over complete with Hello Kitty-themed cocktails and a Hello Kitty-Oke karaoke dance party with Karaoke Queen Raina Lee plus photo ops with Hello Kitty herself.


Finally, is hosting a free party on October 30th:

Alright yelpers, are you ready for this? It’s time for Orange County and Long Beach’s biggest Yelp shindig ever – your first ever Yelp open party!

What’s that mean? That means that just by having a Yelp account you, you, you, and your friend over there are all invited!

Prepare your liver before Halloween at Dia de los Yelpos!

—Free Tequila Tastings from Tequila Rack, Teteo Tequila, Angel Bendito Tequila, Alquimia Tequila, Playa Real Tequila, Caramba Tequila, Tequila Revolucion
—Belgian-style brews from Unibroue
—Refreshing drinks from Jarritos
—Mini spa treatments
—Face-painting and masquerade mask-making with Handmade Brigade OC
—Tacos, BBQ, and more from Long Beach and OC’s top yelpalicious restaurants.
—Free ice cream from The Ice Cream Man
—Fire dancing, mariachis, and a kickass DJ

…y más!



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