Unleashing My Inner Glutton

Unleashing My Inner Glutton

I’ve had a busy few weeks oscillating between three of my favorite activities lately: buying shoes, eating, and talking about food. So busy, I haven’t had a chance to sit down to collect my thoughts. My meals are starting to blur together a bit, but I have several good ones and one *great* one.

Over the past couple of weeks my inner glutton has come out in full force: dinner at The Bazaar in Beverly Hills, pizza margherita at La Parolaccia in Long Beach, pizza alla napoletana at Il Dolce in Costa Mesa, blueberry pancakes at the Hi-Life in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, cocktails at Vessel, Seattle, a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut on the patio at Maximillien, Seattle, pints at the Market Arms in Ballard, a curly wurly and a meat pie at the Kangaroo and Kiwi in Greenlake, Seattle, a croque monsieur and rosemary lemonade at Bastille in Ballard, lamb kafta meatballs at Sue Feniger’s Street in Los Angeles, and rabbit ravioli at Michael’s on Naples in Long Beach. (Apologies to all of the entrees that were not named…you know who you are!)

Just this past weekend I met my Editor A.J. Rathbun for drinks –an appropriate activity since he has eight (mainly) cocktail books to his name. Fellow contributing Al Dente contributing writer Tracy Schneider was a no show do to her impending trip to Europe (poor thing!). While bellied up to the bar, met the lovely folks behind pürspirits who are importing artisan liquors in beautiful bottles from Germany. Finally, I learned my friend Virginia is working for Daniel Bouloud’s DBGB after completing her internship in the Saveur test kitchen.  (Go girl!)

All of this indulgence has me wondering if anyone has the number of an accomplished personal trainer in the South Bay area of Los Angeles?  Let me know.

Have you unleashed your inner glutton lately?

Photo: Cotton candy foie gras at The Bazaar, Beverly Hills © StellaCadente*



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