L.A. Dessert Fest in downtown Los Angeles had some of the sweetest people — and food, too. With wares from more than 20 local confectioners available for sampling and buying, the Dessert Fest, #dessertgoals, at the Cooper Building was a Willy Wonka delight.—
Some of the most popular items were the Star Sign cotton candy being given out by Twisted for Sugar, outrageously decadent ice cream cones for $6 by Chelò Creamery and the super cute marzipan cookies were selling like — well, marzipan artisanal delights at Honey and Butter.
Sparkling ice and Boxed Water gave eventgoers some much-needed hydration and Popchips sponsored a Salt Bar for that relief from sweet we all need when scarfing down a s'mores cake from Gotta Have S'more in one hand and a pie from Glorious Pies in the other.
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Uli Nasibova's frozen case is a combination of three influences — standard flavors like stracciatella, chocolate, California pistachio and espresso made in the traditional Italian way; seasonal ingredients; and tastes from various neighborhoods. Nasibova puts her own spin on the handmade gelato that comes out of the small kitchens with just one refrigerator and one batch freezer.
From the brilliant minds behind Beetle House comes the Electric Pussycat Bar. Located in Glendale by that In N Out that isn't a drive-through but your GPS doesn't know that so at 11 p.m. you're hungry and outside a closed burger joint, the Electric Pussycat brings its menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and awesome shakes to a city we all visit but have never had somewhere amazing to eat in till now. It officially opens on Saturday, April 14.
All photos by Star Foreman.
2017 has surely been a stellar year for L.A.'s restaurants, with the high-profile openings of not one but two tasting-menu-only restaurants, Vespertine and Dialogue, from acclaimed, trailblazing chefs. The year also has seen the rise of some wonderful trends affecting the diverse dining scene that makes up Los Angeles.
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