Want to thank Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier personally for his game-winning 13th inning walk-off homerun last night against the Bucs? Tomorrow night, he'll chair the Home Plate Restaurant Awards at downtown's Cicada Restaurant. The food and wine tasting event will showcase food from area restaurants; attendees will be able to vote for their favorite dish. Check the site for more details. The Home Plate Restaurant Awards are sponsored by The Wall Las Memorias Project, an AIDS awareness group.

For those of you who don't know, Ethier has his own food blog, Dining with 'Dre. He may not post often, but hey, he's busy trying to get the Dodgers into the World Series. The man can eat in the off-season.

Cicada Restaurant: 617 South Olive Street, Los Angeles; (213) 488-9488. The event takes place from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17th; tickets are $75.

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