Glutton Gossip – April

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Throughout my years of gluttony and piglet-like living, I have discovered some sweet foodie finds and deals. Of course there are many and these are only a few, but I wanted to share them with my fellow Spooners. Some of these are only good for the month of April so take note. If anyone else has other great finds and would like to divulge, please do! We love foodie gossip…

If you live in LA, Washington, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle or Vancouver and you LOVE Street Food, then I have the site for you. Roaming Hunger gives live updates on location, status, and news of all your favorite food trucks. Follow your truck’s play by play with hourly updates that lets you know what’s cooking where. You can even check the menu to see if it’s vegetarian friendly. Consider it a sports site for the foodie.

Throughout the month of April, Sur La Table is sharpening your knives for free. Bring two knives to any Sur La Table store and have them professionally sharpened without having to pay a cent. To me, “free” always sounds like a good deal.

Cooking classes are fun and educational but usually pretty expensive. I found a great deal for a $35 per person cooking class with Chef Amanda Cushman. She has been teaching and cooking professionally for over 25 years and is now offering her classes for a discounted rate. Considering her classes usually go for $70 a class it’s a pretty great deal. The classes are located in either Venice or Culver City, are all hands-on and include dinner and wine. Click here to find out more about signing up.

For those of you that reside in LA or New York and enjoy getting large discounts on potentially good food, sign up for Blackboardeats. They’ll send you deals like a free bottle of wine from Sona to 30% off your dinner at Sashi. Honestly I haven’t cashed in on any of their offers yet but as soon as I find that ultimate deal I’ll be one happy pig with a plump wallet… and gut.

Cecconi’s in West Hollywood is offering Sunday Family Suppers every Sunday from 5-11 pm. For $50, you and three of your favorite people can feast on pizza and pasta served family style. I tried their gourmet pizza’s last week and was pleasantly surprised by the light crunchy crust, sweet tomato sauce, and absence of grease. It’s definitely a nice ending to your Sunday Funday.

For all you Zagat lovers. Did you know that you can send Zagat your ratings and witty reviews on restaurants you’ve visited in the past year to receive a free Zagat guide? Now you do. Just visit to register and review at least one restaurant to qualify for the deal. It literally takes 5 minutes and you can review as many cities as you like. Collect them all! Beware: This can get addicting.

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