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on August 31st, 2012Print This Post
At Zsa Zsa Gabor and Prince Frederic von Anhalt’s 26th wedding anniversary party held at their Bel-Air estate last week, Veuve Clicquot Champagne was flowing (watch me sabraging a bottle), as well as Stella Artois beer to pair with potato latkes topped with crème fraîche and caviar, Hungarian goulash, spätzle, sausages, German wieners (I had mine with mustard), and the famous roast beef sandwiches with horseradish sauce from Lawry’s The Prime Rib.
I was sad when I heard the news that astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away this morning. A man who marked humanity with “the” step, in many ways and forever. I never met the first man who walked on the moon, but I did meet the second one Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (at the opening of the hotel Montage Beverly Hills).
I was very impressed and very intimidated as only 12 men in the universe have set foot on the only natural satellite of the earth, the second brightest object in the sky after the sun, 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles) away from our planet.
May I express my sincere condolences to Armstrong’s family, who can very proud of him.
While I was in Tampa, Florida, one of my lunches took me to Datz restaurant. When I heard the description, I wanted to try their famous meatloaf: individually-sized, housemade meatloaf stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac n’cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes and peas.
I was saddened to discover that the popular dish was a dinner item, so there was no way for me to try it. The best I could do to get a taste was to have chef Jason Dame show me the uncooked dish. Next time I go to Datz, it will be for dinner!
Discover the restaurant yourself through my exclusive video interview with the owners, Suzanne and Roger Perry.
Looking for great burgers in Los Angeles? Head to Short Order at the Farmers Market. Read my just-published review of the restaurant to learn what makes them so good, and see pictures in the Short Order photo gallery.
A hint: Short Order just made GAYOT.com’s Top 10 Burgers in LA.
I have to be honest: Towne Food & Drink restaurant owner Armen Shirvanian came up with the idea for this picture, not me. I think it was a good idea, as well as his restaurant. When I first saw it, I wondered why chef Ryan Morrison’s teeth were green. If you look closer, you will see that he is holding a house-made macaron from pastry chef Tamara Davis.
To see more of the new restaurant, located in the Watermarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles, visit the Towne Food & Drink photo gallery.
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