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All About Eve

In Food, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on August 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

This weekend we hit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery again, this time to see All About Eve on the big screen. Obviously we had to knock back a few stiff Gibsons (see above clip!), made with Tipsy Onions, which are packaged in French Vermouth. You cannot believe how great this savory cocktail tastes with our friend Matt’s epic Crabbies:

Delicious! As were Mr. Foodinista’s Sweet Soy Grilled Short Ribs:

And Lizzie‘s and my salads, a Crunchy Noodle Salad and Super Slaw respectively, were perfect peanut-y, gingery complements to the ribs.

But the pièce de résistance? Check back tomorrow for Claire’s UNFORGETTABLE apple galette!!!!

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…