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Andre Ethier Discusses Food Blog Break and Fave L.A. Eats
What's not to love about the Dodgers' outfielder Andre Ethier? He teaches yoga. He helps little kids. For Pete's sake, he has a food blog. Well, he did for a while at least. In a recent interview with GQ Ethier admits that he had to let "Dining with Dre" die.
He told GQ that the pressure of keeping up with the blog posts was just too much. (We feel ya, Dre.)
I found myself writing many nights late at night, re-erasing and rewriting on my iPhone. My "Notes" section had all these little things. I think that's what kind of led to me not doing more. It just became a little too taxing to do it. I'd put one out and then sure enough he [the Dodgers PR manager] would be asking me, "When's the next one coming out?" I felt like I had a deadline. I'm like, "I don't work on deadlines here. Whenever I feel like I can get one done I'll do it." I think it was just feeling the pressure to do another one that kind of led me to stop.
But that hasn't stopped the left-handed right fielder from enjoying his favorite restaurants around town. In a piece we did a while back, he said that his favorite spot was Osteria Mozza. In fact, he is one of the few people who can actually order take-out from the Italian restaurant. (He says that he can just shoot the staff a text and they'll meet him with the goods in the alleyway. Must be nice.)
His favorite dish from Mozza? The salumi, mozarella, and chile pizza. And he's been known to pick up a ball of their burratta and some cured meats to snack on throughout the week. He also enjoys shopping around the Farmers Market at the Grove for produce and other snacks.
Ethier also admitted to us that he carries his own chopsticks whittled from baseball bats on the road, which were gifted to him by his former teammate Takashi Saito. Like we said, this guy is pretty much an awesome overload.
Now if he could just figure out how to hit a lefty.