Saturday, March 12, 2011

Planned Parenthood Food Fare: great tastes, good cause

Honoree Susan Feniger chats with ex-husband Josh Schweitzer, now married to Mary Sue Milliken.
Taking a rare day off, I was able to make it to Planned Parenthood's Food Fare without having to rush from work. I caught the evening session, where unhappily a few unhappy-looking folks were picketing right on the grounds of the Santa Monica Civic. Many more happy-looking people were streaming into the Civic, where restaurants ranging from Pink's to AOC were doling out tastes. This year's event honored Border Grill-ers Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, who were there with the Border Grill truck. The Grilled Cheese Truck also seemed to be an unexpected novelty for the retired Brentwood contingent -- "Honey, look, it's a truck and it also makes grilled cheese!"
It's all about the pickles -- Church and State's housemade pickles were perfect with their rich veal rillettes
My favorites included super-fresh oysters from Blue Plate Oysterette, salads from Lemonade, barbecued bacon cube from Boneyard Bistro, quinoa fritters from Border Grill, rapini pizza from Pitfire and red velvet gelato from Pazzo Gelato, who told me they're thinking of expanding to either Echo Park or West L.A. 
It's also all about the pie: Crust by Stephanie Jayne offers pie shooters
Reminder: You can still click here to send an letter to Congress protesting cutting all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care.


SaƧ Kaynak said...

it looks so delicious =))

jeffrey price - choppe choppe restaurant said...

excellent cause and tremendous event. wondering if we can do something to help out on the south side?

Umar Nadeem said...

hmmmmmmmmm its very good man your work is realy nice keep it up, regards

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