What goes perfectly with ice cream??? Beef Jerky of course lol! As we were eating our ice creams from Choctal, we headed to the Krave Jerky booth. As we squeezed our way to the front, we were greeted with eight different types of jerky to sample.
My favorite flavor from Krave was their Chili Lime Beef Jerky. IT WAS SO DELICIOUS. Despite the big seeds you see on this piece, I didn’t find it terribly spicy. Just a zesty lime flavor and a spicy kick at the end.
Socha Tea had a great booth that served up speciality tea mocktails all day at Artisanal LA. What exactly are mocktails? They’re basically non alcoholic party drinks! Since I’m not really adrinker, I loved the idea of their mocktail bar.
We sampled all three flavors and my favorite was their Chamomile Peach Citrus. It was light, and so refreshing. Socha Tea Company is based in Pasadena, CA and specializes in blending high quality ingredients and natural flavors to create fun and interesting flavors.
Yesterday Jon and I attended Artisanal LA for the first time (thank you again Bradley for the free tickets) and it was SO FREAKEN FUN. We sampled everything from cookies, cakes, teas, olive oil, and even unicorn poop. We shopped for hours and met lots of artisans. We chit chatted about Comic-Con, Burning Man, roasted nuts, jams, habanero peppers, and even salt. Yes… we had conversations about salt. If you’ve got an inner hipster in you and appreciate good food and craft, you’ll definitely want to stick around for the next couple of posts. I took well over a hundred photos and I’ll be posting them this week. This way you can experience what it was like to attend Artisanal LA’s Spring Show 2014 .
As we pulled into the The Reef, also known as the LA Mart Building, we immediately saw the gigantic wooden chair in the parking lot. Since LA Mart is home to many furniture and design showrooms, I wasn’t surprised to see such a fun statement-making piece outside. According to Roadside America, this 40-foot-tall oak chair was made in Fruili, Italy. The chair was given to America after they dethroned America’s World’s Largest Chair title.