Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ashley's Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

At our Los Angeles bed and breakfast, we pride ourselves on making simple food taste delicious. One of creative employees taught an old dish some new tricks. Try Ashley's version of a French Toast Bake and savor the sweet sugar crust that forms on top. Let us know (in the comments) how your version turned out and if you changed anything. Bon appetit!

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Souffle

12 eggs
2 cups milk
2 Tbs vanilla
½ cup butter, melted
¼  cup light brown sugar
¼ cup white granulated sugar
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
10 slices of white, wheat, or French bread
1 cup of raisins

1.     Preheat oven to 350 °
2.     Grease bottom and sides of a 9x13” baking dish.
3.     Tear bread into large chunks and loosely fill the baking dish with the bread.
4.     Sprinkle raisins over bread as desired.
5.     In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy, pour in the milk and vanilla, mixing until no yolks are showing.  Pour this mixture over the bread, allowing parts of bread to stick out above the egg mixture. 
6.     Mix both sugars and cinnamon in a separate bowl, sprinkle generously over soufflĂ© and then drizzle melted butter over the surface.
7.     Cover and refrigerate over night.
8.     Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until golden.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Free Music Spotlight - Culver City

Culver City's Boulevard Music Summer Festival

Four free concerts under the stars in the intimate courtyard of Culver City City Hall. The 2012 summer series, produced by Gary Mandell of Culver City’s Boulevard Music, offers something for everyone including world, rockabilly, jazz, Motown, country, and more.

July 12 – August 2, Thursdays @ 7 pm (City Hall Courtyard opens @ 4:30 pm)

  • Thursday, July 12 @ 7 pm: Eclectic mix of world, R&B and more from The Bonedaddys, followed by Argentinian rock with Los Pinguos
  • Thursday, July 19 @ 7 pm: Gypsy Jazz from Stephane Wrembel and his Band
  • Thursday, July 26 @ 7 pm: Motown and Soul from Brenda Lee Eager
  • Thursday, August 2 @ 7 pm: Americana Country with Robert David Hall with guest Carl Verheyen plus Rockabilly, jumpin’ western swing, and hillbilly boogie with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Culver City City Hall Courtyard
9770 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(corner Culver Blvd. and Duquesne Ave.)

Also 100 premium seats are for sale for entry level sponsors at $10 each per show.
Tickets may be purchased at Boulevard Music in person or over the phone. Tickets go on sale June 21.

Free underneath City Hall in the City Hall Garage.
Additional parking is free for the first two hours in designated structures in the Downtown area.


Dozens of restaurants, as well as galleries and boutiques, are located within walking distance. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages may be brought into City Hall Courtyard.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Parade in Westchester

4th of July Parade TODAY!
Manchester Blvd. & Loyola Blvd., 11am -1pm

Every year the LAX Coastal Area Chamber hosts a Fourth of July Parade, one of our community’s largest annual events.

With over 1,000 parade participants and 5,000 plus spectators, Loyola Boulevard is transformed from a quiet residential street to a true salute to Americana, the boulevard painted in red, white and blue.

Join us this year on Wednesday, July 4 from 11am-1pm along Loyola Boulevard for this patriotic party!