Pork Belly with Sunny Side-Up Eggs on Brioche with Tomato-Bacon Jam and Avocado Mousse at Joe's
It's everyone's favorite posts -- the ones with giveaways!
This time, thanks to the organizer of Taste of Abbot Kinney, I'm able to give out not one, not two . . . but FIVE pairs of tickets (which are worth $60 per ticket) to the Sunday, Oct. 11 event from 2 to 7 p.m. To enter, simply comment to this post with your e-mail address/contact info and tell me what you love about the Abbot Kinney neighborhood or if you have a particular favorite eatery on that street.
Benefiting Inside Out Community Arts, a non-profit that empowers youth through visual and performing arts, what I love Taste of Abbot Kinney is that it's an actual walking tour into the street's various eateries, bars and shops (instead of other tasting events where it's at some off-site venue and all the restaurants have to worry about pre-prepping the food or cooking in an unfamiliar, makeshift "kitchen.") With this "Taste" you get mix and mingle (and eat and drink) in the actual restaurants with the staff and owners.
Eat/drink participants for this year's event include Joe's (where I had a thoroughly delicious brunch last year), 3 Square (another nice spot for an AM meal), Lemonade, Lilly's French Cafe & Bar, The Tasting Kitchen, Capri, Elvino Wines, Beechwood and more!
Furthermore, the ticket also gets you some sweet discounts at those uniquely-Abbot Kinney retailers such as Equator Books and Urbanic Paper Boutique, where you can score swanky-chic goods at a fraction of the price.
Anyhoo, spread the word (pre-shortened URL for you twitter-saavy folks: http://bit.ly/Vwn3w) and comment away, 5 will be chosen at random to win a pair of tickets by the end of September (Wed., 11:59 p.m.) And of course, if you didn't win, consider buying a ticket -- between all the food, wine, spirits, discounts AND supporting a great cause, it's totally worth it!