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TASTE OF THE NATION RAISES MORE THAN $250,000

This past weekend we had the pleasure of being part of Share Our Strength‘s Taste of the Nation event at The Lot in West Hollywood. Gray Arabia of Global Cuisine helped gather 45 of Los Angeles’ top chefs to volunteer their time and culinary skills to help fight childhood hunger in America. The event raised over $250,000 just off ticket sales alone and the attendees were treated to some of LA’s most talked about cuisine. Some of the more unique items were the squid ink fideuĂ  (Lazy Ox Canteen), Mongolian lamb tartare (Lukshon), an avocado melt with Fritos (ink.sack), morcilla crostini with fried quail egg (Mo-Chica), a trio of shrimp, pizza and “pink slime” burgers (Umami Burger), chorizo con huevo made with mini green chorizo links (FIG) and a pastrami monte cristo (Farmshop).


Chef Kris with Jo Stougaard of My Last Bite

We shared a table with the crew of Night+Market as Chef Kris had three offerings for attendees to try. The sai uah (chiengrai herb sausage), sai krok isaan (a fermented pork sausage) and hor ab (catfish baked in a banana leaf with herbs and spices, think of it as a Thai tamale) were hits with the crowd and all can be found on Night+Market’s regular dining menu. We couldn’t have shared the day with a better culinary team.

Cheers,
Mr. Singha

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E3s ULTIMATE HANGOUT WITH HAWKEN, MIX MASTER MIKE AND BLACK BOOK MAGAZINE

E3 is back at the Los Angeles Convention Center and already there’s a buzz (Wii U, anyone?). Hopes are high as to what Microsoft will inevitably delay unveil this year with rumors of an Xbox 360 successor going around along with finally showing off what exactly “Smart Glass” is. As E3 grows, we’ll pretend ’07 and ’08 didn’t happen, so do events happening outside of the Convention Center.

Questions: Do you like Mechs and Mech related stuff? Do you like being the first to hear unreleased Beastie Boys material? Do you enjoy booze and free swag? If you answered “HELL YEAH” to all three of those questions then, boy, do we have the perfect E3 event for you. Head over to the Hawken Haven at the Luxe City Center Hotel where E3s Ultimate Hangout is taking place. There will be daytime and nighttime events for Hawken, the most anticipated game of 2012, where you can demo the game yourself on June 5th. It’s like Virtual On on steroids and blasted with a mutating dose of gamma radiation.On June 5th Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys will have a special performance featuring unreleased material. The Hawken Haven is located within the brand new FigOly Restaurant, be one of the first to check out DTLA’s new dining hotspot. Then on June 6th RSVP for the BlackBook Magazine party also happening at the Hawken Haven. Check the details below. See you there!



Cheers,
Mr. Singha

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CLAE FOOTWEAR PRESENTS OUR FAVORITE SHOP GRAND OPENING

After years in the kicks game producing some of the freshest designs in men’s footwear, CLAE is finally getting their own space. After being featured in everything from Complex to SLAM, High Snobiety to Esquire (along with GQ, Hypebeast, FHM, Nice Kicks, etc. The list goes on, you get the point.) CLAE will be cutting the laces ribbon for their new store Our Favorite Shop (or OFS for short) on May 26th. Mathieu Schreyer from KCRW will be DJ’ing while the crew of CLAE/OFS man the grill and serve up some hot bites.

Help welcome CLAE and OFS to the neighborhood this weekend by reserving your spot by emailing RSVP@ourfavoriteshop.com and dropping by 5455 W. Pico Blvd. between 1-6pm on the 26th. Kick back with a cold Singha while playing a mean games of bones with other fellow sneakerheads.

Cheers,
Mr. Singha

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THE DTLA PROM TAKES OVER THE HISTORIC ALEXANDRIA

This past Saturday LA Canvas Magazine hosted the DTLA Prom in the 100-year-old Alexandria Hotel ballroom. Drawing inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, this wasn’t your typical prom. Masquerade masks, a few masked luchadores, men in drag and free flowing adult beverages… a prom like this definitely would make the evening news in most states. But for the DTLA crowd, this is just another weekend in the heart of the City of Angels. KCRW DJ’s Valida and Anthony Valadez kept butts shaking and the party going long after the midnight toast.

Cheers,
Mr. Singha