This summer brought about half a dozen food festivals. Saving the Taste of The Nation & East LA vs. Napa, it seems what needed to be consumed during this foodiot’s crazy season all somehow made it into my gullet.

Plate By Plate stood out from the rest as the biggest ethno-centric event of the season. LA Wine Fest, Taste of the Nation, Angeleno’s Chefs Night Out all donated towards race-ambivalent charities. If you bought a ticket to Plate By Plate (and I did), you’re donating directly towards an Asian Pacific biased charity, in this case, . So far, so good.

It immediately gets better. Because of the volunteering committee and the associated staff of Project by Project and a smattering of other reasons, the attendees of PbP tended toward socially mobile & equally nubile young twenty-somethings. As a fellow blogger whispered: “this is my kind of crowd.” By his “kind”, I assume he meant really hot, post collegiate, unmarried girls in “semi-formal” (as advised by volunteering committee) attire stuttering, faltering, bumping & grinding all over the event grounds due to bottomless wine. There’s fresh meat, and there’s just meat.

Beyond observing the attempted “macking” on slender girls too busy stuffing their pie holes, there was actual food to be sampled. Best of the evening, which unfortunately wasn’t picked from an all encompassing sample, were the hamachi with avocado mousse from BLVD, Cafe Pinot’s 5 spiced seared tuna, the DIY roasted marshmallows and Craft’s ass kicking art. Chef Shannon is my hero.

Amidst the screams of: OMG! How are you! XOXO, there were whispers of: I can’t eat any more raw fish. This was the biggest problem of PbP — fire, or the lack there of. One joint, serving crab tempura had to rely on heat lamp because there was no deep fryer. The court yard venue may be supremely zen with the splashing pond and the sharp mood lighting, but it is still indoors. Without proper ventilation, ie, open air, the fire marshals obviously wouldn’t allow propane powered cooktops or grills. And without fire, you get tons of ceviche and tuna tartare, most of which were served after sitting in the cooler for hours. California Science Center isn’t a new dig for PbP, from Food She Thought’s PbP pictorial circa 2009, it seems the tartare/raw fish theme is a repeated situation.

Further commenting on the social aspect of PbP: chances are, if you attended USC or UCLA in the last decade, you will run into someone you know here, ie, California Science Center at Exposition Park, across from USC. If you’re a foodiot, you might even run into some person from Chowhound. This phenomenal is a partial explanation as to why we left a bit hungry and made a bee-line towards Leo’s. Everyone was too busy socializing, and the exhibitors ran out of food before established closing time.

Having spent the rare 500 words on an event coverage post, I’m probably never going to get invited back to this again (sorry Belle). Next year’s game plan: buy 2 “early bird” tickets via Goldstar at half off, go early to snap some GOOD pictures with the sun overpowering the colored spot lights, and GTFO before some random chic start saying: DOOO I KNNOOOW YOU? No girl-standing-next-to-the-tea-booth, you don’t know me. Really, for the third time.

Plate by Plate by Chocolate Meats
Plate by Plate by Diglouge
Plate by Plate 2010 by Kevin Eats

Project by Project



Subscribe to comments Comment | Trackback |
Post Tags:

Browse Timeline

  • m@

    My cousins are involved in that project. They skipped out of our wedding towards the end to make it to that event.

  • Wow! What a soiree. Sorry to have missed it, especially since I was just in Los Angeles.

  • I’m glad you don’t have a photo of me stuffing my pie hole šŸ˜›
    One of those in one of the other blogs is enough ..
    .-= gourmetpigsĀ“s last blog ..Tasting the Revamped Santa Monica Place- La Sandia and Zengo =-.

  • Pingback: Tasting Menu at Cafe Pinot, Downtown Los Angeles |

  • Acne is embarrassing for many teens, while they search for the treatment alternatives, but children can confront special challenges.

    Look at my page :: adult acne treatment – Maxie

  • For most of them this kind of chance could be worth the gain while in the longrun, nonetheless they are still trying to
    find a far more effective therapy to agency sagging skin without
    surgery if that is in any way not impossible.

    My web blog: best stretch mark prevention cream reviews, Rachelle,

  • Very good post. I certainly love this website. Continue the good work!

  • When there is no no cost test to your beloved treatment and you’re on a price range,
    then make an effort to find a cream that’s a totally free trial.

    Feel free to visit my page; best skin whitening cream for scars (Jacqueline)

  • Thanks designed for sharing such a good thought, piece of writing is nice, thats why i have read it entirely

    Also visit my homepage – best forskolin supplement review (

  • From the end-of a hard day one finds that most the eye shadow that’s been used
    has slided in to the wrinkle of the eyelids departing the person having a ghoulish effect.

    Have a look at my homepage :: best eye cream 2015 sephora

  • %gif,” which is the extension GIF images use. The filename of this file is “rose. jpg” and is formatted as a JPEG image. By clicking the filename twice (slower than a double-click), we can change the filename.

    Here is my blog post :: google play store app download for pc

  • %There are new and enhanced apps that can make your images finer and prettier. Enhancing photos and videos using your smartphone is easier nowadays. This article will help you adjust your photo using an app like PicsArtPhoto Studio.

    Visit my page :: apk file format download

  • %My SD card containc my pictures and videos, so is there any way to move my text messages, contacts etc from the old phone to new Samsung phone? ” Asked by Pville in a forum thread.

    Feel free to surf to my blog post: download apk files from google play, Denis,

  • %Being an open platform, Android provides exciting opportunities for mobile app development companies and freelance designers. Googles OS platform Android has earned maximum popularity and market share in the year 2012.

    Also visit my webpage; google apk files (Maurine)

  • %The account has a security no one can access it without entering the password which only the user knows. Moreover; a very attractive and fascinating feature YouTube is another feature of Google.

    Here is my page download apk from play store (

  • Tighten loose loose skin on face naturally athome properly and program of those organic face masks
    help set.

    Also visit my website :: best stretch mark cream (Launa)

  • %In fact by the year 2012 Android became one of the most popular operating system for a mobile.

    Also visit my web page apk file format download (

  • %And while it’s great to see pretty-boy Antonio Banderas get his mug mushed into a bruisy lump by the already face-bashed Woody Harrelson, any thrills delivered by the final showdown are dissolved by a downright boring build-up and a corny.

    my page how can i download from google play to pc; Linda,

  • %Though there are many sources online offering these apk files for android games it is important that you find a reliable source to download the apk files as some files may contain malicious software.

    Look into my website … how to install google play on desktop (

  • %Also they have huge user reviews for each and every android games and applications. There are several online websites available throughout the web which offers you free and paid download of the android games and applications for the android devices.

    my homepage download apk to pc –,

  • %Thanks to the technology, you name the task, you get the mobile app.

    Feel free to visit my page :: how to download apk files to pc from android market (

  • %Using OpenSource programs, however, can sometimes be frustrating because when some programs are updated, others are not.

    My blog post … apk file downloads android market (

  • %If you ever develop Google android software applications by using Android os database integration firm, they will give you support in all situation.

    Also visit my blog – where can i download apk files for android;,

  • Gus

    %The best part is that you can get it for a low $199. This piece of hardware boasts impressive specs such as an HD screen, front-facing camera, and a quad core processor as well as the new Android 4.

    Here is my website; how to download from play store (Gus)

  • %Nowadays, PDF becomes one of the most popular file formats worldwide. Consequently, dozens of e-books, material and journals we download from the Internet are in PDF format.

    Here is my page :: android market apk download (

  • %Now I’ve found what you can get Whats App on Computer from the site listed below.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage – apk file extension download

  • %In this article, I will take you through some of the most useful medical apps available in the Android market place that might just prove your satisfaction levels a touch shorter than what could actually be.

    Also visit my site; download to computer from google play (Tyrone)

  • %You no longer have to walk miles searching for a particular game only to find it was sold out. Nowadays PS2 gamer can download Playstation games from the comfort of your home and then burn downloaded PS2 games to CD/DVDs for playing.

    Also visit my website … how to extract .apk files on pc (

  • %Downloads made using the tablets running Android OS using Google play offer web based view of the app store and the syncing of the apps are automatically done to your tablet pc through the web.

    Here is my website – how to download using google play – Hung,

  • %This is possible because the apk file is in fact a file format that is used to distribute and install software required for the android system to download different gaming programs or apps from sites like Google play and also those leaked apps.

    Here is my blog post :: download apk from play store (

  • %We just download a movie using apps download feature and also using high quality settings.

    Here is my homepage … apk files free download for pc (Clint)

  • Most of what you assert happens to be supprisingly appropriate and that makes me ponder why I had not looked at this with this light before. Your piece really did turn the light on for me personally as far as this specific subject goes. Nevertheless there is just one issue I am not really too cozy with and whilst I try to reconcile that with the main theme of your position, permit me see just what all the rest of the subscribers have to say.Very well done.

  • IĀ¦ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site. Studying this info So iĀ¦m satisfied to express that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I most surely will make sure to donĀ¦t forget this website and give it a look on a constant basis.

  • %There are several online websites available throughout the web which offers you free and paid download of the android games and applications for the android devices.

    my website how do you download android apps to your computer (

  • %Through these vast number of applications available these days, we can edit, enhance or even reform any image according to our requirement from a simple or normal pic which we come across any where.

    My web page :: download apk from play store (

  • %With the popularization of computer and internet, this traditional is gradually eliminated. Subsequently the greenhouse effect problem arises during the production and circulation process.

    Also visit my webpage … how to download applications from google play to pc

  • %Now most gamers, including myself, believe that the monthly fee is worth it, because the game is constantly changing and evolving almost as much as your character is.

    Also visit my web-site: apk files for android (Kenneth)

  • It is a wrinkle that is that wrinkle arises from the edges of one’s face as well as the motion between your eyes and
    near your attention.

    my blog post :: best stretch mark creams uk

© Copyright 2008 . Thanks for visiting!