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In Drink, Food, Media, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on May 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Cinespia is just one of the many reasons to love LA. My friend Lizzie snapped this pic the other night at an outdoor screening of North by Northwest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Is there a better location to watch Hitchcock? Look at the moon. It was incredible to watch it rising from behind the screen as Eva and Cary lit up the night. I can’t remember a more perfect start to summer. We arrived with our friends Katie and Matt A., Lizzie and Matt M. a couple hours before the movie started to picnic while listening to the DJ. Matt poured these all too drinkable whiskey sours. This recipe (from the Barefoot Contessa) will undoubtedly be in heavy rotation all summer:

We made it through two 40-ounce Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottles, which got me thinking that’s a hell of a lot of lemons and limes that Lizzie had to hand-squeeze. Thanks, Lizzie! Katie made two awesome salads—lentil and feta, and panzanella (Italian bread salad) with grilled vegetables. We brought orzo with artichokes and prosciutto and Bourbon Molasses Chicken Drumsticks, whisked off the grill moments before we jumped in a cab to meet the gang and still piping hot when we tucked into our loot:

Check out these LED flickering tea lights. Even the hipsters next to us couldn’t get enough of these bad boys:

But the pièce de résistance had to be Lizzie’s Chocolate Oatmeal Carmelitas, a recipe first served to Lady Bird Johnson. Each bite is loaded with chocolate chips, pecans, rolled oats and dulce de leche. Talk about a Hollywood ending…

  1. Very jealous! Looks like you had yourselves quite a memorable evening.

  2. Ha! I was at Hollywood Forever on Saturday, as well. We had a fab time, though our picnic snacks were not nearly as yummy as yours.🙂

  3. That plate of food looks amazing. I lived in LA for 8 years and I miss it dearly. Especially when I read about an event like the one you went to, which is something I would have absolutely loved!! I love your blog…just discovered it! I can’t wait to try the whiskey sour recipe this weekend when we have some friends over.

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