EAT WRITE and Muddy Leek Restaurant
The Muddy Leek


A treat for your belly and soul. Something delicious served up by master chef Whitney Flood complimented by some tasty words and music. Produced by Conrad Romo and featuring:  Melinda Hill, Ron Darian, Jeremy Radin “Slow Dancing with Sasquatch”, Billy Burgos “Eulogy to an Unknown Tree” and music from Malik ‘the FreQ’ Moore.

Muddy_Leek2Enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of seasonal wine while being entertained by some talented writers and music.
Tickets $20 

For more info call: (323) 937-0136 or visit the Tongue and Groove website..

At Muddy Leek Restaurant

Wednesday March 20th
8631 Washington Blvd
Culver City, 90232

Gia On the Move missed the last one — oh darn-nit  cause my favorite storyteller to date was in attendance.  However, I am going to do my best to get to this one.


What we LOVE about EAT WRITE:  Do we really have to spell it out?  What’s not to like about dinner and a bit of entertainment. And not just entertainment, but music, poetry and storytelling that you can really chew on!  And how much do we appreciate one of LA’s best chefs for hosting this fest?  If you haven’t been to a Tongue and Groove normally put on by Conrad Romo, this would be the ideal “step up” art & culture mix and a great introduction to what’s REALLY happening in LA.

Melinda Hill comes to LA by way of Kansas. She is a comedian, actor and writer who regularly performs in clubs all over the country. She also produces, “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?”. She’s best known for co-hosting “Eat My Podcast” with as well as writing, producing and starring in “Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill. Her critically acclaimed comedy album “The Accidental Bisexual” is available through Stand Up! Records & iTunes.

Ron Darian has written and produced television shows such as 7th Heaven, Frasier, The Gregory Hines Show, Mad About You, and The Master of Horror and Suspense. His short fiction work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Fiction International, Inkwell Journal, Grey Sparrow Press, Limestone, Dos Passos Review, Argestes, and The MacGuffin. His work has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Jeremy Radin is an actor and poet based out of Los Angeles, California, where he spends most of his time eating expensive cheeseburgers and makin’ sexy eyes at all the pretty girls. His first book of poetry is published by Write Bloody.

Billy Burgos is an Illustrator/Designer/Poet from Los Angeles. He is a Curator on staff at His poetry has been featured in both Anthologies and Literary Journals and Zines. In 2007 Billy was chosen as an up and coming poet by the L.A. Poetry Festival. He has served as workshop facilitator of the Beyond Baroque Wednesday night workshop and hosts the First Sunday Open Reading at Beyond Baroque. Billy is the host of Word Ballast, an blogtalk poetry show where he has interviewed such poets as Nikki Giovanni, Nikky Finney, Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn. His vivid paintings of some of L.A’s most interesting poets called The Faces of Poetry is a traveling gallery/poetry exhibit which has been featured in both art journals as well as KCET. His first full length collection of poetry called Eulogy to an Unknown Tree is out now on Writ Large Press