Ostrich Farm sans Ostrich

Had a delicious dinner at the new Ostrich Farm in Echo Park. Chef Jaime Turrey makes these pillowy, dreamy flatbreads with toppings such as peach/burrata and leek/stilton. Other standouts were the pot pie and the deconstructed osso bucco. Didn’t miss the ostrich.IMG_1630

Mark Haskell Smith Travels Light

naked at lunch

I saw Mark last night at Vroman’s talking about his new book Naked At Lunch. He’s a wonderful writer – curious, insightful, brave – and so funny in person. If you’ve ever wondered about taking a nudist cruise, here’s your travel guide.

Novelistas Consider Unrequited Love

Love Song of Miss QueenieThe Novelistas loved Harold Fry so much that we picked The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy for our book this month. It didn’t quite clear the high bar that is Harold Fry and his pilgrimage, but it’s a warm companion piece. Definitely recommend it for your summer reading.

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