|Inside the Lexus Grand Tasting|
Summer was in full swing as we made our way north to Los Angeles to cover the grand finale of the 2nd Annual L.A. Food & Wine Festival - day 2 of the Lexus Grand Tasting event. Even with $300 in complimentary passes, we were reluctant to get in the car and venture to the traffic hell that is L.A. on such a hot day. I know, we're jaded now!!! (SD rules!) Regardless, we stayed true to our word, as we had readers and publicists to answer to, and you know what, we're happy we did. This is the story of our experience.
|Brian Malarkey with Ness|
|And Malarkey's Lobster roll|
|Drago's anglotti with black truffles|
|Chef Roy was non-stop!|
|Being goofy with Chef Amanda!|
A highlight of the day was running into our good friend, former championship trivia team partner, and KTLA's hottest new star, former San Diegan Doug Kolk, and the afternoon ended with a bang (and pounding three or so beers) before being led out of the event by security. We continued out onto the town and almost attended the Red Hot Chili Peppers show at the Staples Center across the way (sorry Doug!).
|Just a fraction of our bounty!|