Tuesday, June 27, 2006

FO and F-o-o-d

FO alert! But, it's fresh off the presses (aka needles) so I don't have a proper photo yet. For now, I will leave you with this little tease...

In the meantime, I'll give you a quick run-down of this past weekend's activities, as it relates to my new neighborhood and food (in said neighborhood), both of which I am a huge fan. To live within walking distance to restaurants, movies and theater (not to mention- Trader Joe's)...being able to walk to places, especially in these parts, is a luxury. And these days, anytime I can get out of driving my car- you know I'm all over that! I love it!

A friend was in town from New York on Friday, so we met up and had a chance to hang out for a good chunk of the day. She came over to see our place and meet the doggy. We walked up the street to have breakfast at this fabulous diner that is always packed to the gills inside, with a mob of people waiting outside. Luckily, we were there mid-morning on a Friday, so it isn't too long of a wait. Later on, we went to pick up LA for lunch at a little curry house that all 3 of us happen to love. I was still a little full from breakfast, but who can pass up yummy curry? Not I. No, I don't possess that kind of strength. It was a fun day- I'm so glad that K visits from New York as often as she does, especially now that she's abandoned bi-coastal living for a more permanent home base in New York. It's always fun to hang out with her.

The food fest continued for me on Sunday, when B and I attended a Taste of the Nation benefit which was held at a neighborhood park. It was one of those events - they are in cities all over the country - where your ticket allows you admission to a "strolling buffet" - where chefs from local restaurants have booths set up and you can taste samples from their menu. All ticket proceeds go to local organizations involved in the fight to end hunger and poverty. Can I just say- a wonderful cause + wonderful food = one heck of a good time and totally worth the price of admission. Some of our favorite local restaurants participated, and we discovered new ones to try. It was a really nice afternoon. And fun- you felt like you were getting "free food," even though you had paid good money for your ticket. Funny how the mind works. Too funny...

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ooo, that buffet sounds delicious!

amanda cathleen said...

mmm... you are making me hungry! All this talk of good food. The buffet sounds great! Love the idea of it. Also sounds like you guys had lots of fun : )

Nasus said...

Yum! And how funny...I just read your post after I posted mine - can't wait to see your FO!