Chef Roy Choi's Alibi Room on Washington in Marina Del Rey; super thoughtful and well-executed cocktails. Ridiculous bar food. From the Korean Spiced French Fries (served with sriracha, ketchup, & sesame mayo) to the Sweet Chili Chicken and Blackjack Quesadillas, everything was insane. Of course he is know for his Short Rib "Kogi" Tacos (always tasty) and then we also dabbled in the Hot Wings and the Sour Cream Hen House Bowl. Can't recommend this place enough. It's very small inside. No reservations. Very Casual vibe - everything is served in disposable containers.
This past Sunday the gals of Bash Please hosted the yearly LA edition of The Cream Event - a sort of wedding vendor showcase which focuses primarily on the new wave crowd - not your average old school big name vendors. It was hosted at The Book Bindery in Culver City and it was a super fabulous showcase. Here were some of my favorite food highlights:
Bon Puf is fresh take on cotton candy - featuring organic, all natural confections in super fun flavors like chai, mango chili, coconut, strawberry, pear, rose, and raspberry. No crazy artificial dyes or flavors. LOVED this cotton candy.
The Paella Project put a serious show for the crowd - every hour or so, they brought out a new giant paella- from vegetarian to seafood to short rib - all served with fresh lemon and a drizzle of tangy aioli. Other favorites were the "nacho trough" from Room Forty, the mini Chicken Shawarma bites from Hungry Bear Catering, Mini Ice Cream Sandos from Cool Haus, and Stunning Cocktails from Pharmacie.