LA Weekly’s Plate 2013

March 4, 2013

in food events, restaurant

I get to attend a lot of food events, but LA Weekly’s Plate may be the most fun!


Usually I am all dressed up and have some kind of acting-related job or schmoozing that I need to focus on. This time, I was invited as a media – my only job was to eat! Showed up in my exercise pants, ready to feast. Early in the day too, so I didn’t wanna gnaw my arm off; not that that stopped me from eating a full week’s worth of food in 2 hours.


The tent at the Petersen Automotive Museum was nice n big, making the 60 tables a cinch to navigate.






There was plenty of “fancy” food – and alcohol too…


…steered clear of the booze, but ate every single thing offered.

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Mostly just bites/half portions, especially when the servings were very generous, like Philippe’s French Dip Sandwich


…and Earlez Grille’s hot dogs.


My favorites – The Oinkster’s Pork Adobo Sliders…


Little Dom’s Fried Rice…


…Pork Belly and Fried Mac n Cheese from Fred 62


…and more pasta from the Nickel Diner.


The other balls you see above are their famous donuts…


…of which I ate about half a dozen.


Can’t stop myself around the sweets! The people at the Huckleberry table were like, “Oh, it’s you again!” whenever I showed up.


Full slices of all three flavors – Lemon, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate. Seconds on the latter.


Fluff Ice followed…


… so did Blueprint Cleanse Bars…


…and two trips to Pazzo Gelato.




Literati Cafe Cookies and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – I was ready to burst at this point and wound up taking some extras to go in a napkin…


…along with the one other portable food – a pretzel from Tom Bergin’s.


Once I got home I didn’t want to eat a thing, the entire rest of the day, aside from some candy around 10pm. I’m pretty sure it will take my stomach a few days to recover, but man that was a great way to spend a Sunday!

1 Lisa March 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

What a wonderful life you lead. : )*

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet March 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

tis true!

3 erin @WELLinLA March 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

Love seeing all the bites! Referring back to this post when we get in the rut of eating at the same places when going out for a meal!

4 Brigid March 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

I wanted to go so bad, but our extra money is going to a trip this weekend. Love Fred 62’s fried mac and cheese!

5 Zhenmei March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

Those food looked amazing!!! Especially the cakes! I would stuff myself to death probably during events like this…

6 allie@sweetpotatobites March 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

all of that food looks amazing! i would’ve been making multiple trips to huckleberry’s dessert table as well.

7 Jeffry S. P. March 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

My God that looks so good! Lucky!

8 Lez March 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

Sooo lucky you get to experience such foodgasms! Jealous!

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