L.A. Foodie’s first-ever event was a super sweet and supremely sudsy success! L.A. Foodie Presents: Sugar & Suds was on Monday, January 28th, 2013. We played a very special game of “What Did We Put In Your Mouth?” with the amazing Coconut Taro Macarons from ButterSweet Minis. Watch the following video and see footage of the Sugar & Suds party along with a thrilling and delicious game of WDWPIYM!
We partied it up at Chloe’s, the VIP special events space at Glendale’s Golden Road Brewing, and man was it fun! Which means that we’re going to do lots more events. LOTS. And we can’t wait for you to join us!
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s take a look at what made L.A. Foodie Presents: Sugar & Suds so damn fun. I present the following evidence:
Exhibit A: Z Confections
Z Confections was on hand with Salted Caramel Corn popcorn. I’m sure that by now you’ve tasted salted caramel. There’s a reason for the explosive popularity of savory sweet flavors—they’re awesome. For years, we’ve all been enjoying the sweet, salty crunch of kettle corn and caramel-coated popcorn. Enter Matthew Walton, owner of Z Confections. Matthew has overclocked and jimmied up the flavor of his corn to the point where it’s something new. The most common reaction to tasting a handful of Z Confections’ salted caramel popcorn for the first time: “Oh, wow. More please.”
Exhibit B: Lollibakes
Lollibakes brought a bunch of cake pops. [Cake] Pop quiz: What is the #1 problem facing America today? If you answered “Cake isn’t portable enough,” then you and I are kindred spirits. Seriously, have you ever tried to walk around while eating a piece of cake off a flimsy paper plate with a plastic fork? The cake is nearly impossible to enjoy. Lollibakes mastermind Diana Sproveri solves the problem by shrinking the slice of cake to bite-sized manageability, mounting it on a lollipop stick, and then coating it with chocolate. You’re doing good work, Diana. The world needs your mind… and cake pops.
Exhibit C: Karolynh’s Cupcakes
Owner/baker Karolynh Tran’s cupcakes (Shhhh! They’re vegan) are bite sized and portable. The S’mores cupcake was my favorite. But I definitely helped myself to seconds, and then thirds. And so on. And the presentation was lovely. Those little cupcakes, sitting atop their ribbon-frocked cake stands, called to me from across the room. They sang their siren song: “Just one more…”
Exhibit D: ButterSweet Minis
ButterSweet Minis makes macarons, not macaroons. (There is a difference.) And the macarons are damn good. In fact, ButterSweet Minis’ Taro-Coconut macarons were the star of L.A. Foodie’s “What Did We Put In Your Mouth” podcast that Ben & Drew, The Food Dudes, recorded right there on the spot! Nobody guessed it. But whaddya gonna do? The Taro-Coconut macarons were hella good. In fact, the entire cast of flavors was worth multiple trips back to the table. Also at the table: Raspberry-Strawberry, Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Peanut Butter, and Milk Chocolate-Caramel.
Exhibit E: I Heart Pies
I Heart Pies was getting us guys high on pies. Our pals at I Heart Pies were slinging slices of Apple Cranberry Walnut pie and Pink Forest Pie (an interesting light and airy pie made with dutch spice cookies and black currants). You simply can’t trust a person who doesn’t like pie; so I can confidently say that the entire crowd at the Sugar & Suds event is trustworthy. Several times over.
Our #IBurgerLA t-shirts were also a big hit. You’ll be able to buy these shirts at all of our upcoming events.
Want one right now? You can buy a brand spankin’ new #IBurgerLA shirt right here. And if you want to see a full gallery of uses for your new tee, check our the #IBurgerLA gallery on our website!
Who can live on sweets alone (besides me and ants)? So we created a special L.A. Foodie Recommends menu of curated selections from Golden Road Brewing’s kitchen.
Need a break from all those sweets? Here’s some savory stuff to balance your palate.
Pretzel $7 (vegan)
This baby is Bavarian. Burn your face off with the spicy Dijon mustard, if you can take it. Want cheese? No problem. Pimento cheese dip comes in vegan and non-vegan varieties.
GRB Burger $11
GRB stands for Golden Road Brewery, in case you were wondering. This is a meaty, meaty situation. We’re talking ground ribeye, frisée lettuce, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, and aged white cheddar on a Brioche bun. Get this if you are hungry for real.
Fried A.L.T. $9
A.L.T. usually stands for Always Lickin’ Turtles, but in this case, it’s avocado, lettuce, and tomato. It’s vegan. (Get used to it.) Avocado is slathered in IPA beer batter and reclined for you next to plump Roma tomato (not as plump as your mom—WHAT?!?) on a bed of velvety soft romaine lettuce. Here’s where it gets freaky: sun-dried tomato aioli. (I know.)
French Fries $3
The Belgians gave us a wonderful dish that we dubbed “French Fries.” Salty, crispy, steamy spuds.
Are you excited for L.A. Foodie’s next event yet? Me too! To sign up for L.A. Foodie’s advanced mailing list, please send an email to Lori Hubbard, our lovely and talented Events Coordinator: Lori at LAFoodie dot com.
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Other coverage of “L.A. Foodie Presents: Sugar & Suds”
- Greg’s Endless Dessert attended the “Sugar & Suds” event and posted his full review here on his blog.