Little did I know upon entering Angelique CafÃ© that I would leave an hour later having eaten my first snail. Dining out has to be one of the best experiences one could have, because as you know, nothing beats good food and friends. Nestled in the middle of Spring Street, in between 8th and 9th street sits Angelique CafÃ© . Offering a simple yet tasteful array of french dishes, Angelique CafÃ© provides patrons with an authentic taste of French cuisine at an affordable price. Surrounded by skyscrapers on all sides, Angelique provides the ambiance to escape from your daily routine to enjoy good company and good food.
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Photos By Rich Kim
Every so often a moment comes along that makes it all worth it. Often times it’s a comment, or a verbal pat on the back, but other times it’s an entire experience. Fresh off our Montalban excursion, I was surprised to come across a rather mysterious email last week, sent from Nike. Upon opening it, I was pleasantly surprised by an invitation to a “Special Nike Event.” Opening up the attachment I read the short directions:
Travel East on Sunset. left on Elysian Park Avenue. Pull up to the security gate, and your name will be on the list. (Gate will close at 7:15PM)
By Matt Patella
The first time I heard about eating raw I was at a Buddhist monastery in California. I had just spent 10 days there under a vow of silence, and on the 11th, my roommate and I were finally allowed to talk. He was describing an obscure Japanese discipline which sounded to me like tai chi while fucking when the conversation turned to eating raw. â€œIt makes you feel greatâ€ he said, â€œI just keep getting higher and higher.â€ While Iâ€™m not quite as eccentric as that guy, three years later I decided to give eating raw a try.
Do you kind of feel like we’re in the midst of a battle between good and evil? Like there are folks fighting on both sides to ensure that the world turns in their favor. I’d like to believe that you and I are fighting for the good, while BP, Fox News and Plies are fighting for the evil.
Fortunately, it seems as though the designers at Common Studio are also on our side. Recently developing a garden-centric vending machine, the Common Studio team has created an innovative way of promoting the environment in a very tangible way. Initially sprouting up in San Francisco, and now Los Angeles, the repurposed gumball machines dish out “seed bombs,” consisting of seeds and compost encased in clay. From there, it is up to you to choose where you drop the bombs, as the seeds will gradually grow in the environment they’re placed in. Better yet, all the proceeds from the vending machines will be donated to Project H Design, who’s purpose is to improve the lives of the socially marginalized. Seems like a win win win to me. One point Good.
I’m always pleased when I come across food art. Simply because it relates the fact that you can use any medium to create compelling art. But what constitutes art nowadays? I’ve been struggling as of late to come up with a functional definition for the word art, Reed broke it down for us pretty well today. Nonetheless, the work of Carl Kleiner is inspiring. Taking on abstract forms, Kleiner’s work allows viewers to draw their own conclusions about the presentation and meaning of his work. Mixing swiss cheese with red peppers, and tortillas with zucchini, Kleiner’s managed to create these colorful creations for your viewing pleasure. I know Melissa and Raji are juiced.
A couple weeks back we touched on the joys of blueberries, much to the appreciation of Rebecca and others. Today we’d like to touch on a close cousin of blueberries. That being the raspberry. Did you even know raspberry was raspberry though? Up until today, I thought it was just a rasberry. Nonetheless, raspberry’s go. As another excellent source of antioxidants, raspberries help to prevent the spread of free radicals, while strengthening the immune system, effectively preventing cell damage, often times caused by pollution or smoke. In addition, studies have shown that raspberries prevent against vision loss as well. With little to no affect on the bodies blood sugar level, you can pop raspberries like candy and only benefit. Throw it on your cereal like Pops, or make that summer time smoothie. Regardless you’re winning with raspberries.
There’s a lot of talk in America about how unhealthy we are as a population. We all know the basics: bad diet, not enough exercise, too much sugar and too many processed foods. What a lot of folks don’t talk about though are the politics behind the food we’re eating. The fact is government subsidizes certain foods heavily, but not others, mostly due to lobbying from those industries. In particular, beef, dairy and corn producers get a huge break, allowing them to sell those commodities at a fraction of the price. Fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, hardly receive any government subsidization. So a plastic container full of raspberries costs five bucks, and a double cheeseburger is on the dollar menu. The chart above, and the article below courtesy of Good, break down the problem. The pyramid on the right is the suggested nutritional breakdown, while the one on the right shows the proportion of subsidies going to each food group. Thought for food.
Culture’s a trip. We’re all humans out here, but we all get down so differently. It’s amazing. Featured here are an assortment of breakfasts from various cultures around the world. Shot by Oliver Schwarzwald, the arrangement of the foods provide an appealing aesthetic, while the items presented give insight into the way people start their mornings off across the globe. My go to is a bagel and orange juice. What about you?
With art like this, it’s hard to know what to say. Usually my mind just kind of pauses for a second, before thinking, “Someone actually thought of this and decided to make it happen. That’s pretty cool.” In this particular case, the folks at WHYBIN/TBWA, an international ad agency were behind the idea, coming up with culinary flags as a creative way of advertising for last year’s International Food Festival in Sydney. Using native cuisine from each of the places represented, their team of artists turned food into flags. And now they’re on the Bowties.