Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sawgrass Ford: A Reliable Trader and Repair

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The availability of the needed parts should bring personal pleasure. Auto Trader page of Sawgrass Ford offers you with various ranges of available vehicles and parts to your personal needs. When it is your option, you can save much money, especially on specific functions.

Sawgrass Ford, Complete Provider

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Camp Blogaway 2011: Registration Is Officially Open!

If you’re reading this food blog, chances are good that you might have one of your own. Perhaps you write about recipes, restaurants, chef crushes, or even obscure flavors of Kit Kats. In my opinion, whether you have 10,000 loyal followers, or twenty casual readers of the friend-and-family variety, it never hurts to get a refresher course about what makes — and keeps — a blog successful. Enter Camp Blogaway, a two-day blogger workshop from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st, complete with expert panels, skills workshops, and of course, lots and lots of grub.

The weekend workshop is the brainchild of Patti Londre, a leading food industry marketing pro, founder of The Londre Company and staunch food blogger educator and advocate. Priced at $325 per person, Camp Blogaway includes two nights’ lodging in Angelus Oaks’s (near Big Bear) rustic yet heated bunk rooms, all meals and snacks, workshop materials, swag and as much foodie networking as you can stand.

Guest speakers include Carolyn O’Neil, RN, CNN’s food reporter and Alton Brown’s “Lady of the Refrigerator” on Food Network’s Good Eats, who teaches bloggers how to perfect the art of video blogging. Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule, and Susan Russo ofFoodBlogga, shares tips on how to build community and increase your blog’s traffic. Lori Lange of RecipeGirl, Jennifer Leal of Savor the Thyme, and Greg Henry of SippitySupanswer the “Hon, will this blogging thing ever take off?” concern plaguing bloggers today.

Between panel discussions, get out of the main room and into nature for small group breakout sessions like “Recipes: writing, techniques, guidelines,” “Selling your own ads: pros, cons, how-to,” “Contests: how, why, results, worth the trouble,” “Camera Mastery: settings, white balance,” “Food Styling: tips, tricks,” among others. And what would a food blogger “camp” be without a kick-off wine tasting event, sponsored by NorCal’s Wente Vineyards. For more info, visit Camp Blogaway’s website. Or if you’re ready to register — the event fills up fast — visit the the camp’s registration page.

LA Weekly’s “Gold Standard” Food & Wine Event

Today marked LA Weekly’s 2nd annual “Gold Standard,” a food and wine event of “epic”urean proportions held at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, the eponymous event featured samples from 30 of Los Angeles’ best and brightest culinary institutions. Not to mention wines poured from over 30 of the Wine House’s featured vintners.
No one described the event better than Gold Standard’s official program: “This is your chance to embark on a flavorful journey through Los Angeles’ best and most eclectic dishes, as well as experience new wines and meet the chefs that make [Los Angeles] a world-renowned food city.” True to form, Gold Standard was a star-studded celebrity chef event. Every turn provided glimpses of culinary royalty from Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites), Nancy Silverton (Osteria & Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza2Go), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Susan Feniger (Street, Border Grill, Ciudad) and Brandon Boudet (Dominick’s, Little Dom’s), just to name a few. And just what were they cooking? All things braised – think pulled pork, pot roast and short ribs – tacos and sweat-inducing heat (Jitlada, anyone?) were prevalent themes.

The impressive range of restaurants – reflective of Los Angeles’ culinary melting pot – included Babita, Beacon, Little Dom’s, Loteria Grill, Nickel Diner, Palate, Bistro LQ, Good Girl Dinette, Kogi BBQ, Mo-Chica, Upstairs 2, Meals by Genet, Kyochon, Mozza, Angeli, Jitlada, LudoBites, Wurstkuche, LA Mill, Hungry Cat, Let’s Be Frank, Saffron Spot, Sona, Lou, Huckleberry Cafe, Alcazar Express, Pollo ala Brasa, Tiara, Jar, Border Grill, Ciudad, Bulgarini, Natraliart and La Casita.
A Mini View Inside the Gold Standard Tent

One of Four Wine Sampling Tables

Outdoor Booths

Despite only being in its second year, Gold Standard impressed legions of repeat customers with a bigger venue and a seemingly unending supply of wine glasses, silverware and napkins. While food samples allegedly ran out early at the 2009 event, 2010’s tastings were ample more than three hours into the event. And while Petersen’s rooftop tent was jam-packed with foodies from all walks of life (people-watching was almost as satisfying as the food), there were few times where it became overwhelming or claustrophobic. Overall, it was a delightfully delicious day and we look forward to going again next year.
Here are a few (or not-so-few) of our favorite dishes:
Jar: Pot Roast & Horseradish Slider

Jar: Chocolate Mousse & Butterscotch Pudding

Jitlada: Grilled Pork & Curried Beef – HOT!

Babita: Braised Pork Tacos

Kogi: Vegetarian Taco

Let’s Be Frank: Beef Dog w/ Grilled Onions & Pickles

Border Grill: Avocado & Grilled Corn Taco

Border Grill: Lime Refresher

Huckleberry: Gingerbread Cookie

Hungry Cat: Smoked Salmon Crostini

Loteria Grill: Beef Tongue Taco

LudoBites: Cold Chorizo Veloute w/ Cornichon Sorbet


Little Dom’s: Fried Oyster Bite

Little Dom’s: Citrus Sorbet w/ Raspberries

Good Girl Dinette: Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Mozza: Ricotta Crostone w/ Peperonata

Palate: Banh Mi w/ Pork Belly & Pig’s Ear

Wurstkuche: Chicken & Turkey Mango Jalapeno Sausage
Wurstkuche: Rattlesnake & Rabbit Sausage w/ Jalapeno & Sweet Peppers

Nickel Diner: Maple Bacon Donut Bite

Nickel Diner: Nutella Donut Bite

Nickel Diner: Strawberry Shortcake Donut Bite

Tiara: Chocolate Cupcake

New Belgium: Ranger IPA

Pom: Pomegranate & Lime Cocktail

Tata Zest : The Best Sedan Car in India

Tata Motors Limited (TML) is one of the oldest Indian multinational company engaged in the manufacture of automobiles. They have hatchbacks, sedans and utility vehicles in their portfolio. In the Indian automobile market there is a good demand for the fuel efficient compact cars. The TMIL had launched the compact sedan the Zest on 12th August 2014 which was unveiled during the 2014 Indian auto expo.

The Zest is a sub-four metre sedan and appears like a hatchback with an added boot. There are 5 diesel and 4 petrol variants priced between Rupees 4.85 and 7.31 lakh ex-showrooms. The features at the front include the stretched projector type headlamps, chrome strips bordering the plastic grille giving it a glossy look, an integrated body coloured bumper with running daylight LED lamps, ORVMs with turn signals and round fog lamps. The rear has wrap around type LED tail lights surrounded by chrome strips and excessive chrome on the boot lid around the logo.

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The Tata Zest has a black and beige interior. The standard features include an engine immobiliser, central locking with key, child lock facilities, a manual AC power steering with tilt adjustment, fabric seats, power windows at the front and internally operated ORVMs in body colour with turn indicators. The top variants have remote central locking system, an automatic AC, 2 air bags, ABS, EBD, electric ORVMs and a 2 Din music system with touch screen controls and Bluetooth connectivity for telephony and audio controls.

The petrol variants have 1.2L, 89 bhp and 140 NM torque engines with economy, city and sports drive modes. In the sports mode engines give maximum torque. The diesel versions have 1248 cc, 89 bhp engines with normal and sports drive modes with normal as default mode. The driver can select the mode as per the situation. The Zest XMT version has an AMT (Auto Manual) transmission. The mileages are 17.6 kmpl for the petrol and 23.0 kmpl for the diesel variants.

The dimensions of the Zest are 3995 mm length, 1706 mm width, 1570 mm height, 2470 mm wheel base and 175 mm ground clearance. The brakes are disc type at the front and the drum type at the rear. The suspension is independent McPherson strut type with coil spring at the front and the semi independent torsion beam type with coil springs at the rear.

The Tata sedan car Zest is competitively priced and has sufficient comfort and safety features. The availability of the diesel automatic transmission variant is advantageous. The main drawback of the car is the small capacity boot. The competition for the Zest comes from the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent.

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Sunday: 12 Top Chefs, One Giant Pig Roast, One Great Cause

Top Chef Nyesha Arrington Hosts a Backyard Pig Roast!
Photo: Grubstreet

Riddle me this: How many Top Chef contestants does it take to roast a pig? The answer is 10, with two Top Chef Masters thrown in for good measure. The gastronomic gathering is going down this Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at Wilshire Restaurant and it’s all for a good cause. Executive (Top) Chef Nyesha Arrington (at right) and co-cheftestant Chris Crary of Whist are going whole hog, hosting a backyard pig roast alongside other Top Chefs to benefit Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles.

The pig is sure to be delicious, but the cast of participating chefs are the real attraction. A veritable who’s-who of Top Chef alums — namely Alex Reznik (La Seine), Antonia LaFaso, Ilan Hall (The Gorbals), Jamie Lauren, Sally Camacho, Marcel Vigneron, CJ Jacobson (The Yard), Danielle Keene (Bittersweet Treats), and Top Chef Masters Mark Peel (Campanile) and Suzanne Tracht (Jar) — are serving up an entire pig and pulled pork, pork belly, spare ribs, and pig ears alongside BBQ sides and desserts. Wash it all down with Trashcan Punches from mixologist Devon Espinosa of Pour Vous and Michel Dozois of Neve Ice, craft beer from Firestone Walker, Smog City Brewing, and Haven Gastropub +Brewery, and espresso drinks from Handsome Coffee Roasters.

Tickets for the event are $55/each and available via Share Our Strength. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Taste of the Nation Los Angeles on June 10, 2012 in West Hollywood at a discounted price (regular price is $110/ticket).

Wilshire Restaurant
2454 Wilshire Blvd.  
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 586-1707
WilshireRestaurant.com