Los Angeles

Members-Only Event Announcement: End of Summer Bison BBQ

Slow Food Los Angeles is pleased to invite all the members to an End-of-The-Summer/Actually Beginning-of-Autumn Beach BBQ at Sycamore Cove State Beach. Bring the whole family, your favorite beach foods, and a thick blanket. Meet your fellow convivium members at leisure for one last summer beach party before we all head indoors for the frigid southern California winter!

Starting at dawn, Slow Food Los Angeles will prepare the fire pits with red hot hardwood coals at this charming jewel of southern California beaches. Be prepared to do almost nothing (except eat and drink) as we lounge away a beautiful October afternoon. You can cook your own, but we’re also pleased to share with our members delicious bison burgers from Lindner Bison, a local purveyor of grass-fed bison.

When: Sunday, October 14, 2007 from 10:00am until sunset
Where: Sycamore Cove State Beach at Point Mugu State Park
Cost: Free! But bring your own everything: We’ll make the fire! Parking is available for $10.00 per vehicle, or walk or bike (see suggestions below).

RSVP: Email Jordan Vannini at jordan_vannini [at] hotmail [dot] com: We need a burger count!

About Bison:
Recently inducted into the Slow Food Ark of Taste, the North American Buffalo is a true California native. Many are surprised to learn that these magnificent animals once roamed the prairies and mountains of the Golden State. Kathy and Ken Lindner raise grass-fed bison in Northern California, embracing humane animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture, and earth-friendly practices. (Visit the Lindner Bison website to learn more.)

Grass-fed bison is rich in protein, low in fat, and full of Omega-3s, beta-carotene, and CLAs. Kathy and Ken can be found selling this highly nutritious and flavorful food at a variety of Southern California Certified Farmers Markets including the Hollywood and Santa Monica markets.
Directions: Driving approximately 15 miles North of Kanan Road on Pacific Coast Highway you will see the sign for Sycamore Cove on your left. There is parking, restroom facilities, tables, shade trees, beautiful sand and sea. Come early! The good spots go fast!

Feeling Fit? Slow Food member Angie Mason is organizing a bike tour to the BBQ the day before (October 13). She plans to take a gentle pace along PCH stopping to eat local seafood before setting up a tent at a Sycamore Cove/Point Mugu hiker biker campsite (no reservations required). The campsite is fully equipped with showers, bathrooms, and fire pits; a tent, sleeping bag and thermarest are recommended. Angie will depart from mid-city Los Angeles around 7:30am for the 50-mile ride. Participants should make arrangements for return transportation after the event. For more information contact Angie directly at 323.938.0119.

For general information, visit the Point Mugu State Park website or call their general information line at 818.880.0350. The gate to the park is locked from 10:00pm until 7:00am.