Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scenes from the Second "Blogger Prom"


(Photo: Heather Kincaid.)

Yes, I know, the idea of a "Blogger Prom" is a little geeky. But we're geeks. The theme at Wednesday night's event, held at Yamashiro, was "Hollywood Confidential," and Maria and I tried our best to make it work. I grabbed an old tux sitting in the back of my closet, adding a hat to the mix... and Maria always looks classy.

Like last year's event, the organizers managed to get quite a few sponsors to offer up their wares, from Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches and Eagle Rock Brewery craft beers to Crumbs cupcakes and gourmet tacos from Chef Brock, who regularly sells his food at Yamashiro's Thursday night farmers' market.

We enjoyed running into and chatting with several fellow bloggers, including Blogdowntown's David Markland, jozjozjoz's Joz, Slackmistress' Nina, LA Story's Laura (a former Variety colleague), and others.



Some images from the night:


Classy.


Bloggers stand amid the Tweetdeck.


Chef Brock's taco menu -- we went with the black cod


Jozjozjoz named Blogger Prom queen.


Friend of Franklin Avenue, L.A. Story's Laura Clark.


Coolhaus -- Maria had salted caramel ice cream between two chocolate cookies, while I went with green tea ice cream between two Snickerdoodles.


Old Hollywood on the video screen.


LAist's Lindsay William-Ross and e*starla's Esther Tseng at the check-in.


Mini-cupcakes from Crumbs.


Cocktails.


Enjoyed the food, including the (above) hukilau poke: Ahi, teardrop tomato, macadamia nuts and soy-sesame marinade on a wonton crisp.

Other food included Asian baby back ribs with house-made BBQ sauce; hoisin-braised Kurobuta pork carnitas with scallion risotto and honey-mustard sauce; charred albacore with serrano chilies, blackened shallots, cilantro and tomatillo-ponzu salsa on a tortilla chip; and Japanese rice-cracker crispy chicken with spiced plum sauce.

-- Written by Mike

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