Hollywood News Food/Drink

LA’s Thai Food Festival

z Thai Food FestivalAs summer truly comes to an end in September, chef Jet Tila tries to ease Angelinos into the winter months by hosting LA’s first Thai Food Festival. The Thai Food Festival will take place at Paramount Studios on Sunday, September 29. The event will allow attendees to taste authentic regional cuisines from the four regions of Thailand. The national dishes and delicacies will be accessible from street food vendors and authentic Thai restaurants alike. In addition to food, the festival will feature Thai cultural events, such as Muay Thai martial arts, classical and folk dancing, umbrella painting, Thai fruit carving and much more!

Chef Jet Tila is a nationally celebrated chef specializing in all styles of Asian cuisine, and managing partner of The Charleston in Santa Monica, CA. Jet has appeared on various television programs, including “The Best Of,” “Food Finds” and “The Secret Life Of” on the Food Network, and “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel. Other chefs that will be featured and cooking at the festival are: Andy Ricker, Sang Yoon, David LeFevre, Kris Yenbamroong, Susan Feniger and Evan Kleiman.

The Thai Food Festival begins Sunday, September 29 at 3:30pm and will continue until 6pm. Tickets for the event are available here:

Glendale News Food/Drink

Cupcakes Galore in Glendale

Annette Starbuck won Cupcake Wars and used the cash prize to open a shop in Glendale.
Annette Starbuck won Cupcake Wars and used the cash prize to open a shop in Glendale.

Downtown Glendale — Annette Starbuck is the owner of Goodie Girls Cupcakes in Glendale, and is looking to expand her successful business by opening a second store in La Cañada Flintridge. The July store opening is following the requests from customers who drive from La Cañada Flintridge to order her tasty treats. She will opening up her new store along Foothill Boulevard, in the Plaza de La Cañada.

We saw Annette Starbuck on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” as she competed against 3 other top cupcake bakers for the cash prize and the chance to showcase their cupcakes at a big event. Annette competed in the season 3 premiere in 2011, and was able to stomp out her competition. With the $10,000 grand prize, Annette opened up her first cupcake shop right here in Glendale. Since then, Annette has enjoyed serving the Glendale community and astounding everyone with beautifully crafted and absolutely delicious cupcakes.

Annette’s new store will not only offer her signature cupcakes topped with edible glitter, but you can also buy coffee, homemade hot chocolate, cupcake sundaes, miniature cakes, cookies and breakfast pastries. Unlike the Glendale location, the La Cañada Flintridge shop will have both indoor and outdoor patio seating. With this move, Annette will also be able to bake in her very own shop. Up until now, she has been renting out a commercial kitchen in Pasadena, so with this move she will be able to do all of her baking in her own store, and it will provide her Glendale location with treats as well.

Glendale has been enjoying the tasty Goodie Girls Cupcakes since it opened its doors two years ago. The store is located at 415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA 91205, on the corner of Broadway and Jackson. Visit her website at to buy fun aprons, t-shirts, and of course, put in an order of delectable cupcakes.