The Southern-themed setting of No Vacancy served as a backdrop for the fest that included Maryland blue crabs, peel ‘n eat shrimp, hush puppies, corn on the cob and potatoes all prepared by Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. Adam Cole of Maple Block (opening presently in Culver City) made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches while guests drank Mezcal El Silencio Bloody Marys, Mezcal Mule’s and Stella Artois beer. Duff Goldman made Smith Island Cakes, a Maryland classic, for dessert.
Guests who left the backyard and lounged off No Vacancy’s patio enjoyed live music came courtesy of Chef Denis’ All Star Blues Band.
In addition to the all-star chef lineup, guests included Reid Scott (Veep) Ali Larter, Ryan Phillippe, America Ferrera (Superstore, How to Train Your Dragon) Laurence Fishburne, Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) and many more including chefs Susan Feniger (Border Grill) and Bruce Kalman (Union).
Proceeds from the event benefit Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.
Here are a few shots from the afternoon:
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