Marys Marinating Stick

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I was in Los Angeles for a few days last week.  I end up going to LA these days for 36 hour bursts that are purely driven around a project I am working on.  I never get a chance to see the friends I have out there although sometime in 2014 I plan on doing an extended period of time there.

This trip I did get to have dinner with my sister-in-law and her girlfriends.  Such a great group of women.  I have had the opportunity to get to know each of them over the years and I am a huge fan.  

We had a group dinner at the Bel Air Hotel at Wolfgang Pucks restaurant when I was there.  The hotel is beautiful and absolutely worth going to.  Puck has definitely figured out how to create a beautiful interesting menu and everything is visually perfect when it lands at your table.  Nothing is an OMG but he definitely has it down.

I was given Marys Marinating Stick as a gift.  I had read about the woman behind this cooking accessory in the NYTimes a few months ago (worth the read).  They are genius.  Get yourself an end of year gift.  You can fill them with anything you want and stick it through whatever you are roasting.  I actually used these at Thanksgiving filling them up with butter and shoving it through the turkey.  Really…can you go wrong with that?