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I ♥ L.A.

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…

Memorial Day Weekend

In Drink, Film, Food, Media on May 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’m tempted to start packing my LL Bean monogrammed Boat and Tote RIGHT NOW for this coming Saturday night’s adventure. My friends Lizzie, Katie and I (and respective gentlemen) are heading to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a screening of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Lizzie has a great post over at DESIGNwatcher.com about what she’s packing for our picnic. In addition to Lizzie’s thermos of whiskey sours, Katie is bringing rosé, and we’re all cooking up a storm. Mr. Foodinista will be grilling Bourbon-Molasses Chicken Drumsticks (perfect companion to the whiskey sours) and I’ll be making The Foodinista’s Orzo Salad with artichokes and prosciutto. Here’s a shot of the salad from last summer:

It’s like it was MADE to go with rosé. Katie is bringing a lentil salad with herbs and feta, as well as some grilled veggies. And Lizzie is threatening to make some super delicious caramel oat bars for desert. Now, what to wear. I mean beyond the requisite pearls in a nod to the ever spectacular Eva Marie Saint…