The bloggers of the now-semi-annual Eat My Blog bake sale are coming together for the second time on Saturday, June 19, 2010. In one of the most impressive baking efforts in the city, 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. This time, Eat My Blog will be held at Tender Greens West Hollywood where over 2,000 goods from over 70 bakers will be on display – all items costing a simple $1 – $4 each. Bring cash!
Not enticed, yet? Get there early before everything is gone – including bacon brownies, chocolate whoopie pies andÂ “intriguing debuts [like] Momofuku’s Crack Pie from the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish and Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting from Pat Saperstein of Eating LA,” says Diana Takes a Bite, one of the members on the Eat My Blog committee. What’s more, benefiting the LA Food Bank and fighting hunger should be reason enough to satisfy your sweet tooth; at the last Eat My Blog, over $3,000 was raised! â€œWe are excited to partner with the Foodbank again, especially after visiting the facility this winter to see how the money we raised would be used,â€ said Cathy Danh, author of Gastronomy and founder of Eat My Blog.
I’ll see you bright and early that Saturday in June. After all -Â if you wait, all the good things will be gone!
It was a lateÂ Sunday morning when I visited the Hollywood Corner for brunch – a lucky, not omnicient, decision though I’d be negligent if I failed to disclose the decision was influenced by the bottomless mimosas (available duringÂ Sunday brunch $14.95).Â Breakfast will keep your bubbly company, however, since it’s served until 3 PM.
The good news is that you don’t have to rely on the bubbly and can count on a solid brunch at this neighborhood spot located just south of Hollywood and Highland. Yes, you heard right: It’s a neighborhood spot in the center of Hollywood. Because you were never the type to shove spicy tuna rolls in your trap to the tune of Ke$ha and would rather save the greasy grub trips to Mel’s for late night. It’s a great way to enjoy a Hollywood Sunday morning, with a casual but pleasant brick wall-linedÂ bar and dining roomÂ that allow in plenty of natural light.
The menu features vegan, vegetarian and heart-healthy items – a decidedly California diner smorgasbord … with pizzas sprinkled on top. And for dinner, they have Turkey Meatloaf, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast and yes, a Smac and Cheese (shrimp, Applewood smoked bacon, grilled corn, roma tomatoes, scallions with 3-cheese sauce)Â – the ingredients of which entice me toÂ order on the revisit.
My web designer and brunch companion Roycifer and I were shown a few starters and signature bites that areÂ popular with their loyal clientele – one of them being fried pickles. I could eat pickles every morning if fried to the perfect texture – and Hollywood Corner made the cut. The pickle was still juicy and the breading was nice and crispy.Â Also done very well was their Caprese atop buttery grilledÂ breadÂ with a tangy-sweet balsamic reduction.
But back to the brunch, for which I ordered their version of a Benedict. Not Hollandaise but marinara covered quinoa cakes in lieu of English muffins, spinach in lieu of ham.Â The eggs were perfectly poached andÂ completed the creatively healthy yet substantialÂ and tasty dish.