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KCRW fans feast at Loteria Grill

September 23, 2009 |  2:43 pm


"Good Food" host Evan Kleiman and Loteria Grill chef/owner Jimmy Shaw fed their fans the other night at a party for about 250 KCRW subscribers. If you subscribed to the public radio station during Kleiman's show one recent Saturday, you got an invite.

The menu mixed her rustic Italian menu and his Mexican dishes, including a butternut squash lasagna, big bowls of beautiful multicolored tomato salad, squash blossom quesadillas and beet gnocchi -- which one guest said looked like pink marshmallows.

Loteria on Hollywood Boulevard was filled with "Good Food" fans, who applauded Kleiman and Shaw with great enthusiasm, fueled perhaps by the bright pink prickly pear margaritas.


Desserts were nearly inhaled: cookies from Platine, plum cobbler from Kleiman and chili lime caramels from Little Flower Candy Co., among others.

"I want to thank all of you so much for your generosity in supporting the show," Kleiman said, standing on a chair to be seen over the crowd. She also thanked Shaw by saying, in part, "I want to knight this man."

-- Mary MacVean

Photos: Evan Kleiman and Jimmy Shaw at donors party. Credit: KCRW