Many congratulations to Karma Lounge; The Gem for being touted as one of the top Lounges in Los Angeles (something we already knew) Acclaimed Chef Rafael Dumas and Mixologist Igor Fedenkov open doors to great tastes, cool sounds and slick beverages. Good times spent with Karma can only come come back well for you. Karma Lounge is a great event in itself, but also hosts great shows. Check them out and see what’s new.
How exciting to be celebrating our first National Tequila Day with our very good friends at KARMA Tequila!!! We are extremely lucky to have such nice people in creative places. Sponsorship by Kotex while lovely would not be as fun in the Swag Department, you know what we’re saying here?
And it’s equally as wonderful to announce our FIRST EPISODE FROM SEASON 2 is finished and will air this week. Walk the dog, cop a squat, pour the Karma and good things will follow. The very cool, very fun JESSE BRUNE came by to share some sweets and deets. Jesse is a life transformation mastermind; skilled chef, personal trainer and life coach. Jesse is the real deal and more on him soon, we’re sweet on him. Stay tuned and come hungry.
Oh, and just a quick note here. Today also happens to be our dear Marie Pettit’s birthday!! We know, so much Joy in one post today. Wildly exciting!! Marie is our AD, PA, Muse and Production Manager for DIO! She is the fiber in our reader’s digestion, the cream in our coffee. Plus she has the director Chris Gregson’s ear. She got the rest too, by marrying the man. We have a marvelous team and choose to celebrate every step of the way. Much JOY and love to Marie!
And Karma believes in us. Welcome, our first official sponsor Karma Tequila
“Shellfish? No, she’s actually a very giving person.”
Not to be confused with National Shrimp Scampi Day which was April 29th, today is National Shrimp Day!! Shriiiiimmmmppp!!! Tiny prawns of joy! The best prelude in a steakhouse experience. We love us some shrimp, in a big way. Every Christmas Aunty Lucy (aka Zia Lucia, Aunty Goosey, Aunty Alibi) would have a bowl of perfect shrimp cocktail out that my sister Carole and I would destroy. Shrimp tails would be in our hair (my mullet was good for something) cocktail napkins and in the sofa cushions. Cocktail sauce on the ceiling, it was a frenzy for two or more. As we got older, and our own jobs, we used to pad the amount of shrimp cocktail to a sickening degree. We would consume so many crustaceans that eating the actual dinner became challenging. This would be bad as Aunty Goosey would think we didn’t like something if we didn’t consume copious amounts. You don’t make an Italian aunt think you don’t like her food, it’s wrong. I am fairly confident that it’s in the Bible.
Americans consume shrimp more than any other seafood, including salmon. Shrimp makes a salad a meal, a bloody mary a party and an allergist a practice. Shellfish is in the top eight food allergans. Shrimp can start a holiday meal and be equally dazzling as a romantic entree over pasta. In most guises shrimp is frequently found in the company of our very good friend, garlic. Shrimp grills, sautes, poaches, roasts and blackens. Shrimp is spicy, shrimp is sweet shrimp is versatile. Shrimp is a fantastic comedic device.
DIO! Producer Michael Vinton’s favorite buzz word is Shrimp. He’ll freely use it as an exclamation, declaration, nickname or adjective. “Shrimmmmp!!” “That’s shrimptastic…” “Hey Shrimp (anyone) I’ll need you on set by 9 am.” He freely poaches any kind of shrimp derivative to make conversation catchy (of the day).
Some would say crazy, others might say genius. He will say, “Shrimp”. The source of his addiction has been traced to a classic “Golden Girls” episode. As with all masterpieces, “Golden Girls” needs to be studied to enjoy the layers and layers of comedic brilliance. This particular episode involves a dwarf, the Girls and a dinner party. Comedy ensues here.
Happy National Shrimp Day!! Go get a pound or two of some nice size nibblet, toss with our DCS! (Dish! Creole Seasoning) and sautee up in some butter/oil. Remember that shrimp don’t take long to prepare, or devour. Shrrriiiiimmmmmmmppppp!!!
(Dish It Out! Creole Seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teasoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
3/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
We’re very excited!! Colander was always one of those words we were unsure of spelling correctly! A New Year! A New Accomplishment! This year doesn’t stop! Enough exclamations marks. We’re also very excited to be screening Ep. 8; “Jumpin’, Jivin’, Jambalaya” at Karma Lounge in Los Angeles!
The evenings program will feature music, stand up comedy and screenings of different shorts/videos starting at about 8 pm. Come early to try out Karma’s new menu (we’re told not to miss the popcorn shrimp) (SHRIMP!!!!!) (!!!) Episode 8 is a big hit with Dish! Fans and features the amazing Vanessa and French Stewart jazzing up our kitchen. Big Flavors from the Big Easy are tasty tasty/nice nice and since it’s getting so close to Fat Tuesday, don’t you think you should be gettin yo Nola on??? #comehungry
As they say, “Karma’s a bitch, so be Good” and come see the DIO! family and friends January 23rd. Click thru for Karma’s website.
Open everyday from 5pm to 12:00am (Sun to Wed), to 2:00am (Thur, Fri, Sat)
3954 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Reservations (213) 375-7141