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I often have a difficult time understanding why everyone doesn’t come around to my way of thinking (sooner).

Similarly, for some reason, the following question always haunts me:

“Did you get a box?”

(take deep, cleansing breath here…)

“No,” I reply.  “I don’t do boxes at the Bowl.  WHERE WOULD MY CHEESE SIT?”

Or wine, for that matter?  Or charcuterie? Or fruit?  Or pastries?

Did I mention WINE?

The Hollywood Bowl is the ONLY TIME that I do not just leave the cooking to those that have been professionally trained…trained to cook, that is!  And yet, even if its a few tubs of dip grabbed from a TJ on the way to Hollywood, the Bowl remains one of the greatest evenings of dining in all of LA.  It’s even better if someone in your group can cook.  I, sadly, do not know ANY cooks.  At least… no one admits it on Bowl nights.  (BOWL ALERT:  The food pictured here was lovingly and laboriously created by the hands of KT.   Thank you, KT!  It was delicious and my little brownie photographed it beautifully.  KT is now accepting orders for Hollywood Bowl cooking services!)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AT THE BOWL:

Grab a row or two of $5 seats, bring some pillows and blankets, and let the feast commence.

Oh, and the music is often quite nice, too! (Even though we are still in mourning over the loss of John Mauceri, Feinstein & Jewel were…..INSPIRED.)

Other than the music, A few items are ESSENTIAL…

 

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AND NOW,

People of LA,

I ask you…

I beg you…

I implore you…

I beseech you…

PLEASE, DO NOT SIT IN A BOX!!

Think of the Bowl as you would the Hollywood Hills.

Ralax atop the mountain, and look down upon those all cramped and crowded…

those poor, poor souls that don’t know any better.  (Bless their hearts!)

I raise my glass…

To good friends.  To Good Music.  To Good Memories…

Good wine & Good Food…

And…

TO THE BOWL.

Oh, how we LOVE THE BOWL.

 

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