Saturday, August 03, 2013

Plate by Plate 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)

Plate by Plate 2013
214 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.platebyplate.org/la/
Sat 08/03/2013, 06:00p-10:00p




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This past Saturday, August 3rd, Project by Project hosted its 11th annual Plate by Plate tasting benefit at the beautiful Vibiana cathedral in the heart of Downtown. For the uninitiated, Project by Project is a nationwide non-profit focused on issues relating to the Asian-American community. Each year, the group chooses a particular theme to concentrate on--whether it be health, education, or the arts--and partners with a charitable organization in that space. 2013's partner is East West Players, the country's premier Asian-American theater troupe. As always, Plate by Plate showcased the culinary chops of some of the City's most popular and up-and-coming eateries, all washed down by unlimited, free flowing booze of all varieties. And of course, I'm continuing on as PbP's Manager of Restaurant Relations, my third year in the role.

Annie Lin Eve Yen, Alison Ma, Mayly Tao
Left: Former PbP legal counsel Annie Lin running the show at the check-in table.
Right: Marketing Team members Eve Yen and Alison Ma, with Manager of Public Relations Mayly Tao (of DKronuts fame).

Risa Abarientos, Marian Bacol-Uba Jaymee Mandeville and Colleague
Left: Director of Events Risa Abarientos, alongside President Marian Bacol-Uba.
Right: Bacardi Portfolio Manager Jaymee Mandeville and colleague.

Teresa Brown, Emely Cubias, Unknown Bonito Cured Sirloin, Jalapeno Salsa & Pitchfork Dressing
The Raymond, helmed by Tim Guiltinan (from Leatherby's down in OC), kicked things off with a Bonito Cured Sirloin, Jalapeno Salsa & Pitchfork Dressing along with Cantaloupe Ice Cream, Raspberry Streusel for dessert. Also present were Special Event Managers Teresa Brown and Emely Cubias.

Rare Beef Salad Jesse Duron, Perry Cheung, Unknown
Coincidentally, the Rare Beef Salad from Chef Perry Cheung's Phorage was a similar dish. That's Partner Jesse Duron in the suit there, who also happens to be the GM over at Hamasaku.

Katie Buntsma, Teresa Brown Walter Manzke, Neal Fraser, Michael Something?
Left: The Raymond's Teresa Brown again, with eventual Instagram contest winner Katie Buntsma.
Right: Walter Manzke and Neal Fraser in the mix.

Johneric Concordia, Christine Araquel-Concordia Mama Leah's Coconut Beef & Rice / Ann's Cornbread Bibingka
The Park's Finest brought some Filipino flavor with Mama Leah's Coconut Beef & Rice and Ann's Cornbread Bibingka. Rockin' the shades is Co-Founder & BBQist Johneric Concordia, along with Christine Araquel-Concordia.

Lazy Ox Hand Whipped Rice Pudding
Octopus Curry with Ratatouille Unknown, Hiroyuki Fujita, Shana Dysert
Lazy Ox Canteen had their Octopus Curry with Ratatouille and Lazy Ox Hand Whipped Rice Pudding. Chef Hiroyuki Fujita (formerly of Fat Spoon) is working there now, and was joined by Assistant Manager Shana Dysert.

Wes Zelio, Verite Mazzola, Unknown Shrimp Gambas
Taberna Arros y Vi, Michael Cardenas' newest project, was repped by Executive Chef Verite Mazzola and GM Wes Zelio. What did they serve? Some dainty Shrimp Gambas.

Black Sesame Panna Cotta with Green Tea Lemon Latte Cookies
Singaporean Chili Crab Gumbo & Buttermilk Beer Beignet Unknown, Nguyen Tran, Unknown
Starry Kitchen's Nguyen Tran was without his Kitchen Ninja tonight, but still managed a hearty dish of Singaporean Chili Crab Gumbo & Buttermilk Beer Beignet, with Black Sesame Panna Cotta with Green Tea Lemon Latte Cookies for dessert.

Eden Tol, Kayla Vu, and EWP Kayla Vu
Director of Partner Outreach Eden Tol and Manager of Campaign Partner Kayla Vu with representatives from East West Players.

Miles Thompson, Derrick De Jesus, Unknown, Charles Kelly German Butterball Potato Chip, Coconut-White Soy Marinated Salmon Roe, Yuzu Cream
Bill DiDonna and Charles Kelly's ambitious Echo Park eatery Allumette gave out tasty little bites in the form of a German Butterball Potato Chip, Coconut-White Soy Marinated Salmon Roe, Yuzu Cream. Interestingly, Chef Miles Thompson was joined tonight by Derrick De Jesus, whom we last saw over at Alma.

Columbian Chocolate Torte with Habaneros and Citricos Unknown, Unknown
Rivera's Columbian Chocolate Torte with Habaneros and Citricos was quite a sight to behold.

Yoya Takahashi, Wonny Lee Pork Belly Handroll with Gochujang Moromiso
From Hamasaku, Executive Chef Wonny Lee and Executive Sushi Chef Yoya Takahashi joined forces to produce a Pork Belly Handroll with Gochujang Moromiso.

Sword Tip Squid, Red Pepper Chutney, Mango Unknown, Nadav Bashan, Romy Bashan, Unknown
Bashan, meanwhile, gave us a delightful nibble of Sword Tip Squid, Red Pepper Chutney, Mango.

Eleanor Lem, Jason Ho, Sunny Chiou Marian Bacol-Uba, Margaret Lin
Left: National Director of Operations & Secretary Eleanor Lem with National Leadership Development Director Jason Ho and PbP NY Director of Finance Sunny Chiou.
Right: President Marian Bacol-Uba shows off a golden plate signed by all the restaurants, the prize for the winner of the PbP Instagram competition (attendees were encouraged to post photos with the hashtag #playwithfoodla).

Neal Fraser, Unknown Dungeness Crab Salad with Curried Cauliflower and Micro Shiso
Chef Neal Fraser (whom you may recognize from the current season of Top Chef Masters) is opening up Redbird at Vibiana early next year, and gave us a tantalizing preview with his Dungeness Crab Salad with Curried Cauliflower and Micro Shiso.

Vanilla Curd, Strawberry, Pistachio, Balsamic
Dungeness Crab, Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro Kevin Meehan
Joining Fraser in the VIP was Kali Dining's Kevin Meehan, who produced a one-two punch of Dungeness Crab, Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro and Vanilla Curd, Strawberry, Pistachio, Balsamic.

Yulree Chun
Left: Director of Volunteer Management Yulree Chun taking charge.
Right: Former PbP LA member Jennifer Chen is now Manager of Team and Leadership Development up in San Francisco.

Khao Soi
Thai sensation Jet Tila gave us a hearty Khao Soi, though unfortunately I managed to miss snapping a photo of the Chef. Tila, of course, just opened up Kuma Snow Cream in Las Vegas.

Brownie
Hand Cut House Made Pastrami Sandwich Unknown, Unknown, Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy
The Oinkster (Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy) had a very substantial Hand Cut House Made Pastrami Sandwich, followed up by brownies.

Risa Abarientos, Sarah Mendoza Eric Tung, Melissa Lee
Left: Director of Events Risa Abarientos and Events Team member Sarah Mendoza.
Right: Eric Tung brought a much more attractive date than he did last year in the form of Melissa Lee.

Ori Menashe Grilled Beef Tongue, Green Garbanzo Bean Puree & Pickled Eggplant & Salsa Verde
Downtown Italian hotspot Bestia had Grilled Beef Tongue, Green Garbanzo Bean Puree & Pickled Eggplant & Salsa Verde. Chef Ori Menashe, meanwhile, was looking as smoldering as ever.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean Custard, Cognac infused Preserved Peaches, Hazelnut Crumble
Summer Tomato Salad, Arugula Pesto, Fresh Burrata, Smoked Almonds, House-Made Bread Unknown, Kaitlin Leard, Unknown, Jeff Mahin
Stella Barra Pizzeria had Chef/Partner Jeff Mahin (whom you may recognize from The Taste) and Special Events and Catering Manager Kaitlin Leard on hand for their duet of Summer Tomato Salad, Arugula Pesto, Fresh Burrata, Smoked Almonds, House-Made Bread and Madagascar Vanilla Bean Custard, Cognac infused Preserved Peaches, Hazelnut Crumble.

Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Bobby Caravella Duck Mousse, Brandied Cherries, Cornichons
Headed by GM Bobby Caravella, Saddle Peak Lodge served up Duck Mousse, Brandied Cherries, Cornichons atop toast.

LAMILL Coffee Organic Black Onyx Blend, Cream & Sugar, Condensed Milk, Raspberries, Espresso Beans Unknown
Fluff Ice offered two variations of its shaved ice: the LAMILL Coffee Organic Black Onyx Blend and a loose-leaf steeped Thai Tea Fluff, both topped off with Cream & Sugar and Condensed Milk.

DJ Shy Liquid Nitrogen
Left: DJ Shy kept us going throughout the evening.
Right: Props to Patina for not being shy about busting out the liquid nitrogen canisters.

Unknown, Unknown, Seakyeong Kim House Made Mini Korean-BBQ Sausage Rolls, Jalapeno Potato Roll, Caramelized Onion, Wasabi Aioli, Kimchi Sauerkraut
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's (Executive Chef Seakyeong Kim) was the lone Orange County restaurant at the event, but that didn't stop them from plating hefty House Made Mini Korean-BBQ Sausage Rolls, Jalapeno Potato Roll, Caramelized Onion, Wasabi Aioli, Kimchi Sauerkraut. I really would like to get some more OC representation going, but what else is worthwhile down there? And yes, I did ask Playground (they ended up donating to the silent auction).

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Key Lime Tart with Whipped Cream
Nectarine Tart Jason Park, Unknown, Unknown
Dessert slanger Ramekin had perhaps the widest array of treats for us tonight: a Key Lime Tart with Whipped Cream, Nectarine Tart, Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, three sorbets (Ambrosia Melon, Blueberry, Tangelo), and even more ice creams (Banana Choco Chip, Chocolate, Earl Grey, Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Vanilla). Note that Chef Jason Park has just opened up Maru in West LA as well.

Charles Olalia, Unknown Tamarind Braised Lamb Shoulder, Feuille De Bric, Whipped Yogurt, Little Gem Lettuce
Downtown LA grande dame Patina was on hand with Chef Charles Olalia's signature Tamarind Braised Lamb Shoulder, Feuille De Bric, Whipped Yogurt, Little Gem Lettuce, arguably the schmanciest dish of the night.

Black Forest Cake Coconut-Mango-Passion Fruit Squeeze Pop
Nitro Cotton Candy Unknown, Carlos Enriquez, Unknown, Unknown
Next door, Top Chef: Just Desserts finalist Carlos Enriquez and Patina Pastry made waves with their modernist trio of Nitro Cotton Candy (probably the most oft referenced dish of the night), Coconut-Mango-Passion Fruit Squeeze Pop, and reimagined black forest cake.

Stephane Bombet, Ricardo Zarate Aliyah Wong, Sunny Chung, Alison Ma
Left: Two thumbs up from the dynamic duo of Stephane Bombet and Ricardo Zarate.
Right: Director of Marketing Aliyah Wong, Director of Fundraising Sunny Chung, Marketing Team member Alison Ma.

Tunisian Chili Marinated Prawn Unknown, Byron Freeze, Unknown, Unknown
Heading outdoors, we see Executive Chef Byron Freeze and Circa's Tunisian Chili Marinated Prawn.

Unknown Micheladas
Micheladas were the just what the doctor ordered from Guelaguetza.

Devon Espinosa, Bill Chait, Zoe Chait, Julie Mills, Tanya Holt Bricia Lopez
Left: Devon Espinosa with Bill Chait's entourage: Zoe Chait, Julie Mills, Tanya Holt.
Right: Mole queen Bricia Lopez, as ebullient and effervescent as ever.

Salade Paysanne Fraicheur, Farmers Market Tomatoes, Eggplant, Zucchini, Sweet Corn, Herb Vinaigrette Tony Esnault
Tony Esnault is, of course, the latest chef to take over the kitchens at Yassmin Sarmadi's venerable Church & State, and presented a rather striking Salade Paysanne Fraicheur, Farmers Market Tomatoes, Eggplant, Zucchini, Sweet Corn, Herb Vinaigrette. Note that the Chef is also planning on opening up a new restaurant called Spring, located on Spring Street, next Spring.

Unknown, Unknown Lil' Osaka Ball, Japanese Curry Ground Kalbi and Potato Rice Ball served with a Shoga Aioli
Seoul Sausage Co cornered the ball market tonight (apologies to Starry Kitchen) with their Lil' Osaka Ball, Japanese Curry Ground Kalbi and Potato Rice Ball served with a Shoga Aioli. Badass.

Felix Fang William Zin
Left: MasterChef Season 3 finalist Felix Fang. I was really rooting for her to win the whole thing.
Right: Artist William Zin enthralled us with a live chalk art demo.

Acorn Jelly Salad
Piedmontese Marinated Short Rib Jackie Yoo, Unknown, Unknown
I believe Star King BBQ is the first KBBQ joint to make an appearance at Plate by Plate, and owner Jackie Yoo had both an Acorn Jelly Salad and Sweet Potatoes Noodles with Veggies to go along with her Piedmontese Marinated Short Rib.

Sang Yoon, Ted Hopson, Unknown Hawaiian Red Prawn & Tea Leaf Salad, Chana Dal, Sesame, Marcona Almonds, Peanuts, Crispy Prawn Head, Chile Aioli
More Top Chef Masters love came in the form of Lukshon. Sang Yoon and Ted Hopson presented a Hawaiian Red Prawn & Tea Leaf Salad, Chana Dal, Sesame, Marcona Almonds, Peanuts, Crispy Prawn Head, Chile Aioli, which just so happens to be the same dish that gave team Lukshon the win on last week's episode (and which I also tried during my last dinner at the restaurant). Very cool.

Matt Biancaniello Mike Hsu
Left: Matt Biancaniello, with his trademark basket of farmers market produce.
Right: I don't know how this guy managed to steal my name tag.

Pork Belly & Raw Oyster Phillip Frankland Lee, Margarita Lee
Restaurant Row newcomer Scratch|Bar is already making a name for itself, and tonight Chef Phillip Frankland Lee and Pastry Chef Margarita Lee (can you tell she's a former model?) prepared one of their signature bites: Pork Belly & Raw Oyster.

Ricardo Zarate, Stephane Bombet, Buxom Unknown Yuquitas: Stuffed Yucca Beignets, Manchego Cheese, Grated Parmesan & Serrano Sauce
Longstanding PbP participants Ricardo Zarate and Stephane Bombet repped their latest restaurant, Paiche, by giving attendees a taste of Yuquitas: Stuffed Yucca Beignets, Manchego Cheese, Grated Parmesan & Serrano Sauce.

Ketel One Bar Carmel Mayol, Marian Bacol-Uba, Susan Hirasuna, James Kyson
Left: Sponsor Ketel One always does it up proper while running the main bar. A favorite of almost all the attendees.
Right: With Co-Masters of Ceremonies Susan Hirasuna (Fox 11 News) and James Kyson (Heroes).

Brie Cheese Tempura, Yellow Peach Marmalade Unknown, Unknown, Cindy Choi
Executive Chef Atsushi Kenjo and Marketing & Creative Manager Cindy Choi were here for Chaya Downtown. Their dish? Brie Cheese Tempura, Yellow Peach Marmalade.

Sainegee Wong, Hostess Fried Oyster Gougere Slider
Chef de Cuisine Sainegee Wong from Andre Guerrero's Belgian beer cafe Little Bear opted for an appealing Fried Oyster Gougere Slider.

Yulree Chun, Walter Manzke Yulree Chun, David Feau
Director of Volunteer Management Yulree Chun gets chummy with Walter Manzke and David Féau.

Chicken Liver Mousse
Country Pate Gavin Mills, Jessica Lauricella Mills
Gavin Mills (Tavern, Wood & Vine) was here with wife Jessica Lauricella Mills to debut their new charcuterie project, Mills + Company. If the Chicken Liver Mousse and Country Pate were any indication, they're off to a good start.

Unknown, Unknown, Lily Chan-Marielle, David Feau Yellowtail Tuna, Compressed Watermelon, Yuzu Tobiko, Candied Wasabi, Ponzu Crème Fraiche
Lexington Social House won the "best dish" competition with their Yellowtail Tuna, Compressed Watermelon, Yuzu Tobiko, Candied Wasabi, Ponzu Crème Fraiche. And yes, that's none other than David Feau, who's consulting for the restaurant currently.

John Park Viva La Art
Viva La Art was on deck with live artwork demos from John Park and Hans Haveron.

Pho Ga Kimmy Tang, Unknown
Chef Kimmy Tang's 9021pho had two types of its namesake soup available: Pho Ga (Chicken), and Pho Chay (Veggie & Tofu).

Margarita Manzke, Walter Manzke, Unknown Ceviche Negro
Last, but certainly not least, were Walter and Margarita Manzke with Petty Cash Taqueria. The Chef's Ceviche Negro was a dish that I really enjoyed during my last visit there. For those keeping count, Republique (in the old Campanile space) should be opening up in the coming months, so be on the lookout for that.

The Line Blair Tudas, Violet Kim
Left: The line on Main Street.
Right: Violet Kim from the K-Town reality show, with new beau Blair Tudas.

This year, we made a real effort to beef up the mixology portion of Plate by Plate, and thus organized a cocktail competition judged by Matt Biancaniello, Devon Espinosa, and Bacardi rep Jaymee Mandeville. The goal was to have three contestants create a cocktail on the fly that would best incorporate Bombay Sapphire East gin. Originally, we'd confirmed Deysi Alvarez (Paiche, Mo-Chica, Picca, Fraiche, Rivera), Dino Balocchi (Littlefork, Longman & Eagle in Chicago), and Brittini Rae Peterson (Goldie's, Ink, The Tar Pit, Fig & Olive, Soho House). However, none of the three competitors would end up actually competing. Dino dropped out the day before Plate by Plate for unknown reasons, but fortunately we quickly found Nate Oliver (Harvard & Stone, Ink, Church & State) to take his place. Then, Deysi fell sick and had to pull out while we were setting up for the event; thankfully, Brady Weise from 1886 (who was here to run the VIP bar) agreed to replace her. And finally, if that wasn't enough, Brittini Rae went AWOL, so Marcel Vigneron (yes, Marcel) had to step in at the last minute.

Cocktail Competition Judges Brady Weise
Nathaniel Oliver Marcel Vigneron
With everything finally in place, we were free to begin, albeit a bit behind schedule. First, the mandatory introductions.

Nate Oliver Marcel Vigneron Brady Weise
The competitors get going; they only had 10 minutes to come up with their drink.

Last to Finish
Marcel is the last to finish, while his fellow competitors look on in apparent consternation.

Gin Cocktails Tasting
Since judging was done blind, the drinks were rearranged in haphazard order before the judges tasted and rendered a verdict.

James Kyson, Susan Hirasuna, Brady Weise Jaymee Mandeville
James Kyson, Brady Weise Brady Weise, Risa Abarientos
The winner, by unanimous decision, was Brady Weise and his concoction of Bombay Sapphire East gin, bianco vermouth, peach, lime, simple syrup, and various herbs, garnished with chamomile and heirloom tomato. For his efforts, he received a commemorative etched Plate by Plate trophy, a limited edition bottle of Bacardi 1909 rum, and a $50 Sugarfish gift card. In addition, all of the contestants and judges each received a $25 gift certificate to use at Bar Keeper in Silver Lake as a token of appreciation.

Marcel Vigneron, Nathaniel Oliver, Brady Weise, James Kyson, Jaymee Mandeville, Devon Espinosa

Marian Bacol-Uba & Boyfriend Kat Odell
Left: President Marian Bacol-Uba and the new boyfriend.
Right: Eater LA Editor Kat Odell. And yes, I'll be watching Eat Drink Love.

Clayton Tran Eric Tung Mystified
Left: Fundraising Team member Clayton Tran: VIP area bouncer.
Right: VIP guests were also treated to a magician. Here, Eric Tung is utterly bewildered.

VIP Bar VIP Bar by The Raymond
This year, Plate by Plate turned up the wick in the VIP by having 1886 at The Raymond tend the VIP bar (using products donated by various participants, including Ketel One and Bacardi). This arrangement proved quite popular, with the cocktails coming out of here really taking things up a notch. I was particularly fond of their Maime Taylor (Dewar's Highlander Honey, Fresh Lime, Ginger, Angostura).

Jason Ho, Mary Zhang, Yatman Kwan Nami Han
Left: PbP SF represent: National Leadership Development Director Jason Ho, Manager of Restaurant Relations Mary Zhang, Director of Events Yatman Kwan.
Right: Manager of Auction Donations Nami Han taking care of business in the silent auction area.

Susan Hirasuna, Margaret Lin, Sarah Mendoza Bill Chait, Zoe Chait, Tanya Holt
Left: MC Susan Hirasuna, with Margaret Lin and Events Team member Sarah Mendoza.
Right: Bill Chait, his daughter Zoe, and Tanya Holt lounging in the VIP.

Ray Warriner, Theresa Kiang Tim Dang
Left: Director of Operations Ray Warriner with Theresa Kiang.
Right: A word from Tim Dang, Artistic Director for East West Players.

JT Kim, Marian Bacol-Uba, Kayla Vu Lily Yip and Friend
Left: Project by Project National President JT Kim and PbP LA President Marian Bacol-Uba, with Outreach Team member Kayla Vu.
Right: Lily Yip (whom I first encountered at a dinner at Night+Market) and friend.

Tuyet Nguyen, Phil Cheng, Elizabeth Yang and Friends Marcel Vigneron and Girlfriend
Left: Tuyet Nguyen, Phil Cheng, Elizabeth Yang, and friends.
Right: Marcel Vigneron and his latest squeeze.

Margaret Lin Eating Nitro Cotton Candy Margaret Lin
Patina's nitro cotton candy proved to be quite popular for obvious reasons.

Vickie Chan Carmel Mayol and Friends
Left: Production Manager Vickie Chan regulating.
Right: Carmel Mayol and friends resting after a long night.

Oanh Nguyen, Kayla Vu, Unknown Oanh Nguyen, Nirendran Kathirithamby
Left: Oanh Nguyen, 2012 National Director of Events as well as Director of Events for 2011's event (and the person who initially introduced me to the organization), with Kayla Vu and friend.
Right: Oanh with Project by Project National Director Nirendran Kathirithamby.

Darin Louie Bidding Michael Hsu, Marcus Lo
Left: None other than Darin Dines bidding (rather surreptitiously, seemingly) on a Bestia gift card. He would go on to win cards from both Bestia and The Royce.
Right: Speaking of Darin, that's Marcus Lo, the winner of his ticket giveaway, to the right, along with real estate maven Michael Hsu.

Sherwin Goo's Angels Jackie Fung, Emi Fukuoka
Left: Plate by Plate mainstay Sherwin Goo (I first encountered him back at the 2010 event), with requisite ladies in tow.
Right: Former PbP Manager of Campaign Partner Relations Jackie Fung with former Manager of Leadership Development Emi Fukuoka.

Danny Li, Margaret Lin Charles Olalia, Nguyen Tran
Left: Manager of Beverages & Winery Relations Danny Li with Manager of Design (and fiancée) Margaret Lin.
Right: Starry Kitchen's Nguyen Tran mixing it up with Patina head toque Charles Olalia.

Elizabeth Yang Marcel Vigneron Mock Cunnilingus
Left: Elizabeth Yang (whom I first met at Alma) seems to be having fun waiting in line for the always-popular photo booth, provided this year by Sutando.
Right: Yes, that's Marcel Vigneron, tongue out, a headstand, a gilded toilet, a fitting way to end this recap.

Plate by Plate Los Angeles

Previous Plate by Plate posts: 2012, 2011, 2010

9 Comments:

Anonymous Mikey L said...

Great write up, Kevin.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Hau said...

Love the write up and photos, Kevin! Great meeting you at PbP; I'm hoping to be more involved next year :)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Sunny Chung.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary Z said...

Great photos, Kevin! I like how I look so serious in one yet so happy in another. It was fun meeting you in LA. Hope to see you in SF soon!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:41:00 PM  
Blogger VIP said...

great post!!! xoxo

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 3:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Marian said...

Another thorough and amazing write-up that captured the people, the cause and the food/drinks. Thank you Kevin for all that you do for PbP! Damn now I'm hungry! Wish I got to eat all that food lol

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Darin said...

Haha it's cuz I felt like I was being watched!

Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Lily Y. said...

Love the photos! It was good seeing you again! Hope you got to eat some of the yummy food! :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Mikey: Thanks Mikey. Good to see you more involved this year.

Hau: Likewise. Hope to see you around!

Anon: Sunny indeed. And?

Mary: Ha! Hopefully your restaurants are coming together nicely. ;)

Violet: Nice to finally meet you after all this time.

Marian: Yeah, I only got to eat like five things too, since I was "working" and had no appetite. PbP did really come together in the end though (as it always seems to do).

Darin: You were. Hope Bestia worked out for you...

Lily: Unfortunately, I didn't really get to enjoy the event from that perspective. :p

Sunday, September 01, 2013 6:29:00 PM  

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