I am always hungry. If you are eating, I want to eat. If you touch food, I want to eat it. If you mention this F word or the E-A-T word with a certain inflexion, I will want to know when and where I can E-A-T some F-O-O-D. Myself and my little dog friend Scooter had the chance to sample some of Santa Monica’s A Dog’s Life Real Dogs Biscuits. A late morning chance to E-A-T? Why, yes, myself and Scooter would enjoy that, please.
When you write your New Years resolutions, there is always a tiny voice in your head who reminds you that you are likely to fuck it all up. “You’ll be lucky if you get one done,” the voice rudely says in your ears. It laughs at you, mocking the idea of you accomplishing a goal. Well, this past weekend we showed that voice who is boss around here because kept our promise to use the first resolution by using the three day weekend to complete The Los Angeles Drink Map, a collection of cocktail and food recommendations from all the artists, cultural leaders, and “tastemakers” whose stories we have shared in our Featured Interview series over the past year and handful of months. Think of this as a handy guide to exploring new places in the city, should you be on the hunt for a new drinking hole, recommended by some of the city’s coolest people.
We recently subscribed to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box from Farm Fresh To You. We had been looking for one that delivered and that had a flexible schedule and that would be good for two people, give or take: Farm Fresh To You was the box that everyone from our friends to our Twitter suggested we try. Our first box finally arrived last night and we couldn’t have been more excited. It was like a foodie Christmas morning that had us pulling out vegetables and fruit and this and that and that all over the place at midnight. If you’ve been considering getting a CSA box or have no idea what a CSA box is, take a peek inside of our Farm Fresh To You delivery. We’re still trying to process what exactly we got.
Judy Unger is a classic food illustrator. She isn’t a young Art Center grad who is making moody drawings of food stuffs: she’s a successful Los Angeles food illustrator who has been working for decades, illustrating foods for brands as they are. She is very much a hyper-realist and is very pre-Internet (she even mentions on her blog how she used to have to tote around her portfolio to meetings). Her work is fascinating as it captures a passed moment in American food culture and art in addition to having a very commercial, very beautiful style of representing objects through art.
Felix Salazar is a local photographer who likes to get up close with things. He doesn’t like to just zoom in on a subject: he has an ability to get inside of something, to expose their beautiful bright pores. Well, at least that’s what his current body of work is. He’s been taking some absolutely extraordinary macro photos of underwater critters. They are very rich morsels of eye candy.