Best Thing I Ate This Wek

Alaskan King Crab

My multi-talented friend David Newsom spent the last six weeks in Alaska as a shooter on the World’s Deadliest Catch. When he came back to town, he carted along 17 pounds of flash frozen Alaskan King Crab legs. This week, I helped prepare a crabfest for a dozen of his friends (a list that fortunately includes me). The crab was insanely succulent and needed little in the way of accompaniment. That said, some Meyers lemon aioli, crispy bread, home-made coleslaw and icy beer upped the ante, making it one of my favorite meals of the whole year.

Seasonal Pumpkin Pizza

This seasonal pumpkin pizza from Pitfire Pizza (4 locations in Los Angeles), was hands down one of the best pizzas i’ve ever eaten. perfect crust, genius toppings—and only $8.95. run, don’t walk.