3 Food Events You Should Know About: Food Blogger Bake Sale; Altadena Urban Farmers Market and Rokyo Ramen at Breadbar
Food Blogger Bake Sale: Bacon brownies with bourbon sauce, cake pops, shortbread cookies and ice box cookies. That's just a taste of the menu at the Food Blogger Bake Sale being held at BLD Restaurant from 11:30a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is hosted and organized by that indefatigable ball of energy, Gaby Dalkin. (A personal chef, you know her from the blog "What's Gaby Cooking.") All proceeds from the bake sale go to one of the food community's favorite charities, Share Our Strength. More than 40 food bloggers are participating, including us. (We're bring the Crack Pies.) 7450 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles. More details here.
Urban market: The Altadena Urban Farmers Market takes place May 29 at the Zane Grey estate in the Pasadena foothills, organized by the Arroyo Time Bank (you can download a membership application at www.arroyotimebank.org). Shop for homegrown and homemade stuff (mostly food) and pet some goats. 1 to 4 p.m. Walk or ride your bike to the market and get a free raffle ticket for a 100% organic cotton grocery bag. 396 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, www.facebook.com/AltadenaUrbanFarmersMarket.
Ramen night: Breadbar and chef Noriyuki Sugie will host Rokyo Gourmet Ramen Truck for the next installment of "Hatchi Truck Stop," the bakery-cafe's collaboration with a rotating roster of food trucks. On May 26, chef Meghan Brenner and owners Ray Ting and Robert Meaders bring their menu of reinterpreted ramen and dishes featuring twists on Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine. There will also be Asian-inspired cocktails by Greg Gertmenian, Danny Cymbal and Garrett McKechnie of Bar 1886 at the Raymond in Pasadena. 6 to 10 p.m. Dishes are $8, with a $32 minimum purchase. Cocktails are $8 to $12. Breadbar Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., No. R-2, Los Angeles, (310) 277-3770, www.breadbar.net.
--Rene Lynch and Betty Hallock