Sixteen Candles

February 20, 2013

in food events, restaurant

AAAAAH! Eboni Booth is in Los Angeles!!!! We go waaaaay back to NiteStar and NYC days.

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Wolfed down some melon before we took a driving tour, stopping by The Grove/The Farmer’s Market for a snack.

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I noshed on a baggie from Dylan’s Candy Bar – Chocolate-Covered everything: Banana Chips, Oreos, PB Crunch, Pretzels, and these “Clodhoppers.”

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After that sweet treat, I attended a Sweet 16!

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Sushi Roku Hollywood opened in 1997, and is celebrating its birthday with this special menu that begins March 1st.

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I tried at least two of everything – Albacore Sashimi with Garlic Aioli + Crispy Rice Crackers…

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…Spicy Tuna Hanabi atop crispy rice (my favorite)…

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…Tuna Avocado Sushi Roll with spicy mayo…

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…American Kobe Beef Potsticker with kimchee + soy chili vinegar…

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…American Kobe Meatballs with soy mayo + karashi mustard…

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…Shishito Peppers, Miso Eggplant (<—so good) + String Beans…

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…Tuna Tartare with Caviar + Wasabi Root…

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…Steamed Shrimp Dim Sum…

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……and Toro Sushi with Shaved Black Truffles.

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Everything (but the last one) is under $8 – and there’s a special cocktail menu too.

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Back home, more chocolate-covered stuff with frozen grapes.

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Did you have a sweet 16? I remember really wanting one. But since my birthday is Xmas Eve, having a big bash wasn’t gonna happen.

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{ 7 comments }

1 Nuria Martín February 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

Wow, this japanese menu makes my mouth water!! And the photos, like always, really really nice (even the low ligth!!).

2 Vegyogini February 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

I didn’t realize they had opened a Dylan’s in LA. How fun!

My sweet 16 was a backyard picnic party with a bunch of my friends. Simple and sweet, indeed.

3 Erica February 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

What a DELICIOUS day! I want your bag of chocolate covered goodies.

4 Chelsea February 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

My uncle was married the day after my birthday and I was indeed a bridesmaid! His wife was so sweet though! At the rehearsal, on my birthday she gave me a pretty gift bag with 16 different king-sized candy bars and a note that said “Sixteen sweets for a sweet sixteen.” Oh Memories. :) Then for my seventeenth my friends and I made up for lost time, we had a blast with a roller skating party!

5 Eboni February 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Lynn, so much fun yesterday! Can’t wait for next adventure! And that Sweet Sixteen food looks absolutely amazing, hope it was a blast.

6 Lindsay February 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I did not have a sweet sixteen, somewhere after 12 and my ears were pierced finally, we stopped having tremendous birthdays…I feel like I celebrate them bigger now as an adult! Sweet (maybe sultry) 27 is coming up! Loved all the sushi choices, they look SOO good!

7 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet February 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm

i was 12 when i got my ears pierced too! ah, memories…

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