Okay. Not literally next to Chego. But a few doors down is pretty damn close enough!!! Hence, I miss cue the appropriate mewsic. (IT SHALL ALL MAKE SENSE IN A FUZZY MINUTE.)
THIS OCTUBRE 2-5, Carlos Wong will partner with Chinatown BID and Best Friends LA, a no-kill shelter, for 4 day kitty partayyyy!!! (In other words, George Yu, the benevolent godfather of all things Chinatown is allowing them free rent for 4 days. Don’t we just LOVE him???)
AND THAR SHALL BE MAIDS a la Akibahara.
And BUTLERS a la Tokyo’s Swallowtail Cafe.
IS ANYONE ELSE SWOONING IN CAPSLOCK OR IS IT JUST ME???
For those of you unfamiliar with maid cafes, here are a few pictures I ripped off Pinterest that were ripped off other tumblrs/sites/blogs to give you a better idea.
“Ummmm… doesn’t that seem a little subservient?”
YES, BECAUSE IT TOTALLY IS!!!
Let me demonstrate the wonderful bits that come with paid and tipped subservience!!
Ok. So I’m 50% sure the city of LA might scale it back a bit, which means I am not all the delightfully certain at all of anything. EXCEPT that there will be a DJ, a Lolita Dark appearance AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY….
(⁎˃ᆺ˂) KITTIES!!! ლ(●ↀωↀ●)ლ ✧
And not only for petting, they will be there for same-day adoption. And, of course, this free event DOES come with a small price. The kitties may beg for a donation to help raise money to make Catfe a more permanent institution of Los Angeles.
So please dew come! Octuber 2-5 (it’s on-route if you’re doing Ciclavia Oct 5!). Thar shall be mewsic, maids, butlers, adoptable kitties, Chego, Scoops, Ten Ren boba and a ride with the Pooh Bear. Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway, Chinatown.
SPEAKING OF ADOPTION…
This is Noodle.
And Noodle is a 7-month-old chihuahua puppy that needs a home. Look at his kewt mug and read about how adorable and adoptable he is HERE.
SPEAKING OF GOOD CAUSES…
Michael Anthony (New York, NY) – Gramercy Tavern
John Besh (New Orleans, LA) – Besh Restaurant Group
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) – Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco
Roy Choi (Los Angeles, CA) – Kogi BBQ
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) – Connie & Ted’s, Providence
Scott Conant (Los Angeles, CA) – Scarpetta
Giada De Laurentiis (Los Angeles, CA) – Giada Vegas
Amy Deaderick (Los Angeles, CA) – Tavern
Ray England & Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) – Craft
Javier Espinoza (Los Angeles, CA) – a.o.c.
Michael Fiorelli & Rebecca Merhej (Los Angeles, CA) – Love & Salt
Benjamin Ford (Los Angeles, CA) – Ford’s Filling Station
Jeremy Fox (Los Angeles, CA) – Rustic Canyon
Neal Fraser & Greg Hozinsky (Los Angeles, CA) – The Strand House, Redbird
Suzanne Goin (Los Angeles, CA) – a.o.c., Lucques, Tavern
Hedy Goldsmith (Miami, FL) – Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles, CA) – Compartés Chocolatier
Lauren Herman (Los Angeles, CA) – a.o.c.
Maria Hines (Seattle, WA) – Tilth, Golden Beetle, Agrodolce
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) – Union
Anthony Keene (Los Angeles, CA) – Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Ludo Lefebvre (Los Angeles, CA) – Trois Mec, Petit Trois
David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach, CA) – Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite
David Lentz (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) – Herbsaint
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Russell Moore (Oakland, CA) – Camino Restaurant
Mary Sue Milliken (Los Angeles, CA) – Border Grill Restaurants, Truck & Catering
Zoe Nathan (Los Angeles, CA) – Huckleberry, Milo & Olive
Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin (San Francisco, CA) – Boulevard Restaurant
Christina Olufson (Los Angeles, CA) – Tavern
Zach Pollack (Los Angeles, CA) – Alimento, Sotto
Steve Samson (Los Angeles, CA) – Sotto
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) – Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches & Pie
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles) – Valerie Confections
Marc Vetri & Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) – Vetri Foundation
Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA) – Ink
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) – Farenheit – Cleveland & Charlotte
Jonathan Whitener (Los Angeles, CA) – Animal
Mette Williams (Los Angeles, CA) – Culina Modern Italian
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) – Urban Pie
Kris Yenbamroong (Los Angeles, CA) – NIGHT + MARKET
Shiho Yoshikawa (Santa Monica, CA) – Sweet Rose Creamery
Eric Alperin & Max Seaman (Los Angeles, CA) – The Varnish
Neal Bodenheimer & Turk Dietrich (New Orleans, LA) – Cure
Christopher Day (Los Angeles, CA) – Congenial Spirits
Christiaan Rollich (Los Angeles, CA) – Lucques/Tavern/AOC
Marcos Tello & Aidan Demarest (Los Angeles, CA) – Liquid Assets
Mari Tuttle (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hungry Cat Hollywood
And gallons and gallons of amazing wine! BUT WAIT, there’s MOAR!
The proceeds of your tickets go to the ALSF fund (no, the OTHER ALSF fund) towards research on childhood cancer as well as travel fund and family resources for parents and family members who want to be at their kids’ bedsides during treatment. Everything from gas money to all-day parking to hotel stays for out-of-state treatment adds up. And your ticket to the LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand event can help one family stay connected during what could be a very scary treatment. T__T Are you crying yet? Because you SHOULD be!
We’ll be rolling by as well! UCLA, Royce Quad 11AM-4PM this Saturday, September 20th. Again, tickets can be bought HERE.
Love and good karma,