Apr 24 2012

In a matter of hours I will be smack dab in the middle of the Taste of Morena (Blvd, that is). My ‘hoods version of the glorious food sampling events that are sweeping the nation, which feature restaurants located in one concentrated area of the community. 13 stops for just $15! The first year I only made it through 7 places before the buttons on my Levis popped and I was suddenly wearing denim shackles around my ankles. I had to get outta there! Hopped on the next shuttle, since walking had become a problem, and the driver immediately knew I was in trouble by the look on my face. He could tell I wasn’t green with envy. That’s when he let me in on a little secret and gave me this tip. The seasoned pros who attend these gluttonous affairs and wish to get their money’s worth (believe me, I felt like I got my money’s worth after 6 places, but I had to push it didn’t I!), bring backpacks with tupperware and ziplock baggies. Brilliant! Pizza slice? Bag it! Pasta? Snap a lid on it! Eat the sushi, taco and pulled pork slider, save the leftover friendly stuff for later. Later being the next day, of course! Let’s see, I wonder what this little piggy is having for breakfast tomorrow? Well, from the smell of my backpack……I’m guessing some kind of goulash.