So I’ve been fortunate that publicists have actually put me on their “media” list so that I get a heads-up about upcoming events/products/venues they’re promoting. For the ones that sound rilly cool to me, I’ll excitedly write a post about ’em. Surrrre! But for the rest, they usually sit in my email box….until now.
I thought it would be fun/funny to have a regular post where these press releases that CoC forgot can live. (That, and by the time I hit Friday, I’m usually brain dead. Heh.) Cuz who knows? The following blurbs (as lifted from the releases themselves) are things that might be of interest to others.
Head to Tail at Ford’s Filling Station – Monday, April 14 at 6:30pm
The second in Chef Ben Ford’s lecture series, “Head to Tail” at Ford’s Filling Station on Monday, April 14 at 7pm will explore the philosophy and flavors of cooking with the “whole beast.” Star chefs Neal Fraser of Los Angeles’ Grace and bld restaurants and Nate Appleman of San Francisco’s A16 join Ben Ford in creating a four-course using all parts of the animal, as well as leading discussion about the philosophy of cooking head to tail. Price: $75, $15 for wine pairing. Press release.
Vinyl Thursdays at Whisper Lounge – Every Thursday
Chef Anthony Jacquet will be offering new menu items and specials while DJ Thomas Morris spins eclectic, classic tunes the old-fashioned way—on vinyl. Drink specials will also be offered and will vary from week to week. Press release.
Recession Concession $38 Three-Course Prix Fixe at Table 8
The economy may be slowing down, but Table 8 is proud to offer a booster shot to the wallet with “Recession Concessions,” a special $38 three-course tasting menu available Monday through Friday, with optional wine pairing for $18. Lounge guests can also save a pretty penny with “Inflation Libation” — select a choice of any wine or beer to pair with two lounge menu items for just $20. Press release.
The 99 Cent Chef of L.A.
“The 99 Cent Chef,” that says it all. The Chef cooks and finds great 99 cent meal deals throughout Los Angeles. Presented with wit and tongue firmly in cheek; my blog features great photos and clever videos.
Citrus at Social Launches Citrus Catering
Having opened its doors at Social Hollywood only a month ago, Citrus at Social will now bring the California-French cuisine of Michel Richard to gastronomes across Southern California with the launch of Citrus Catering, an off-site catering service. Under the direction of Melissa Darpino, Social Hollywood’s special events director, the service offers over a half-dozen haute cuisine options including those for cocktail receptions as well as seated and buffet dinners. For more info, call (323) 337-9770.
Los Angeles Film Race – Friday, May 2 at 10pm
At 10pm, Friday, May 2nd, filmmaking teams will be sent a theme (ie, “a trade”) along with another random requirement (ie, “high five”). The team then has 24 hours to plot, shoot, edit, and turn in a 4 minute short film that incorporates those elements. Films need to be dropped of at a Hollywood area location (TBD, likely someplace with alcohol and cookies) by 10pm Saturday, May 3rd to qualify.
The top films from Los Angeles will then go on to be judged against films in other cities competitions for prizes ranging from $2,500 cash, Avid software, and more. Registration fee until April 10th is $95 – but use discount code FILMRACER for $10 off.
For more info and to register: