Cheers to all those mentioned in the 16 Power Players of LA’s Dining and Drinking Scene. A particular shout out to Red Bread, (I participated in their kickstarter) and Sqirl girl – fellow master preserver.
While many of the mentioned are mindful members of our food community, I want to add a few more amazing locals, spreading the love deep into the community, and making change in our worldly consumption.
Sage Vegan – with her new beer garden in Culver City, we don’t see Molly much at the Echo Park location, but her comforting homestyle vegan cuisine continues to satisfy. Now if we could only get a soft serve machine in the EP shoppe, my life would be complete.
Spork Foods – this sister team is spreading the love of plant based goodness by teaching classes on vegan cookery. And they have a cookbook. It’s good to try new things.
Urban Dinner Socials – Spreading crazy love of mindful eating is the amazing Megan Hobza. She creates dinner parties at two locations Around Los Angeles with volunteer staff, produce from Whittier Farms and creates a mostly gluten free menu. There’s no excuse not to try this quirky, delicious fun filled evening of community dining.
RootDownLA – OK, maybe I’m biased but then again I know a good thing when I see it, and I jump in with both feet. Since 2007 RDLA has been in neighborhoods of modest means spreading vegetable love, food education and gardens. We are making a difference. Here’s a fun video of the hands on learning practice.
Muir Ranch – Oh Mudly. This guy can’t help but spread the love of growing things. I mean he really can’t stop. And we don’t want him to. Tucked in between the freeway and a Pasadena High School, he’s sharing food, spreading love and doing it with flowers.
I encourage all the diners and drinkers out there to crack open their minds regarding our food system. It’s broken. We can fix it. We are the change.