It’s spring everywhere you look here in Southern California and the gentlemen at The Table Set have all sorts of seasonal entertaining planned. It’s the perfect time of year for parties in Palm Springs. It also seems the birthdays of friends just come faster and faster. Keeping these guys on their toes. So we have a new segment debuting this week. It asks the age old question, “Where’s the Party?”
This week Andy’s answer is: “San Diego for the Port Brewing and Lost Abbey’s 6th Anniversary Party“. It promises all the things that make a party rock, including amazing food, great music, and a tap list that’s “the craft beer equivalent of The Avengers”. Whatever that means!
But they do hope to do some entertaining right here in Los Angeles too. The season screams garden and Nathan has a jewel box of a garden, just large enough for a few close friends. So it seems a Garden Party is in the works. But a Garden Party is not exactly a new concept. In fact episode 3 of The Table Set saw the guys gathering for a housewarming in Nathan’s then new garden, and Andy made inter-web history with a honey tasting. Held right where the bees do their work– in the garden. Between the 3 of them, The Table Set has probably thrown a thousand garden parties. All it takes is a pretty place and beautiful spring day, right? Well, yes. But sometimes it’s good to have something a bit more. Which means it’s time to turn once again to The Hot Pot for inspiration.
The Hot Pot is another occasional segment on The Table Set. It’s a melting pot where ideas are thrown randomly together, then drawn one by one from the pot to be discussed for your aural entertainment. Only it’s not really a pot. Thanks to Greg’s impeccable taste it’s a museum quality Jens Quistgaard designed teak salad bowl from the 1960s. I think Don Draper has one. Or did Betty get it in the divorce?
You’re going to have to listen to the episode to learn exactly what bubbled out of the Hot Pot this week. But here’s a hint, it’s going to be one unusual Garden Party. George Jetson is getting an invitation, as long as he likes Pan-Fried Catfish Tacos. Well he could have shrimp tacos too. That is if Salty Seattle doesn’t eat them all. Because there is nobody more suited to a Futuristic SXSW Rock & Roll themed Garden Party than The Table Set‘s salty friend Linda from Seattle. Talk about a girl who understands seasonal fashion and food. Both the fashion and the food are edible! But do you think George Jetson would approve? By the way WTF is chamber rock!?
The Kentucky Derby may have passed The Table Set by this year. But they find bourbon to be inspirational and Nathan is working on a cocktail that references everything he loves about spring. It found it’s inspiration in Derby.
Oh, and here’s another hint. You could get an invitation to this intimate affair. Just call us at 1-817-82-FRIES and tell why you should attend. If you have our personal cells numbers, well bully for you, but use the Homefries number anyway. Oh, you have to get your own self to this party. This is not a contest or a freebie. But we’ll feed you once you arrive. This party is during the afternoon of June 23, in the Atwater Village section of Los Angeles. We’re serious. But you have to earn an invitation. So call in.
And speaking of good things that come to those who call in. A listener named Jane called in and asked for non-alcoholic pregatini that still has a bit of The Tablet Set panache. Nobody likes the word mocktail– unless they’re drunk. So it’s hard to know what to call this style of non-alcoholic beverage, but you get the idea of what she’s after, right? Each of the guys sat down and started shaking. Not in fear, no. They started shaking up a mocktail. There’s that word again. But– from Andy’s new fashioned Old-Fashioned, to Greg’s spa-like No Gin Martini, without forgetting Nathan’s artful Garden Party inspired take on the subject– the guys did their best.