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A Fill-Your-Own-Bowl Kind of Foodie Weekend

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It seems as though foodies all over LA knew they were going to be outdone on Thanksgiving, which is why there is a noticeable lack of post-worthy food events happening in our fair city for the next few days. We suspect that after a day of loaded plates heaping with turkey prepared in a variety of fashions (we've heard talk of the infamous Deep Fried turkey, the old standby Roasted, and our own was done upright on a Spanek Roaster in a kettle grill) as well as plentiful servings of tasty side dishes (we break every healthy eating rule with a spoonful of those darn yams flavored with bourbon and topped with toasted marshmallows) and, let's not forget, pumpkin pie, well, even the most die-hard eater has to loosen their belt and take a break. It's extremely importatnt to rest up before braving those shopping crowds, too, right? In any event, we have no food-related events to share with you this fine November weekend, so we're challenging you--should you chose to accept--to create a food adventure of your own. The easiest would be to try a new place, or, for the slightly more daring, try a new kind of cuisine. Perhaps you'll want to do your adventuring on home territory, so why not do a dry run test drive of a new recipe--maybe something you were thinking about making for the next big eating holiday (which, as of today, is a mere 30 days away). Or indulge in a great bottle of wine and either head out to a restaurant with an accomodating corkage fee, or cook up your favorite meal at home. What are we doing, you ask? (You did ask, didn't you?) Well, we're taking two bites out of our personal sushi safari, and we're also gearing up to make some killer cookies to share with some friends. We're also wholly committed to researching holiday cocktails (we're a hands-on sort in this department). Naturally, we'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, eat, drink, nap, or shop at your own leisure this weekend. Fill you own bowl, we say! And don't be shy about letting us know what you've discovered.