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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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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