Celebrity Chefs Throw Down for a Good Cause at the Third-Annual Crab Cake LA
Actor Ben Feldman and pastry chef Duff Goldman joined brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio at No Vacancy in Hollywood on Sunday, August 2 to celebrate summer with their third-annual classic Maryland crab boil, Crab Cake LA.
Guests feasted on 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 August 2015 in Culver City) made barbecued pulled pork sandwiches while guests sipped Mezcal El Silencio Bloody Marys, mezcal mules, and Stella Artois beer. Duff Goldman made Smith Island cakes, a Maryland classic, for dessert.
Guests included Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Superstore, and The Force); Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef season 6 winner and chef/owner of ink. and ink.sack in Los Angeles); Bryan Voltaggio (Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, and chef/owner of VOLT in Frederick, Maryland and Range in Washington, D.C.); and Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes and owner Charm City Cakes and Charm City Cakes West).
Other attendees were Reid Scott (Veep); Ali Larter, Ryan Phillippe, and America Ferrera (Superstore and How to Train Your Dragon); Laurence Fishburne and Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory); Emily Osment (Young and Hungry); Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex and The Interview); director Ruben Fleisher (Superstore and Gangster Squad); Katie Stevens (Faking It); Aimee Garcia and Susie Feniger (Top Chef Masters); David Wain (Red Hot American Summer); Analeigh Tipton (The Force); Tracie Thoms (Cold Case and Rent); Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom and Texas Chainsaw Massacre); Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex and You Can't Take it With You); Jonathan Sadowski (Young and Hungry); writer Nahnatchka Khan (ABC's Fresh off the Boat and American Dad); and Adrianne Palicki (John Wick).