Adana Sandwich + Fries
We stopped at Levante's for a quick bite before heading over- I got the Adana Sandwich, which is "Ground lamb grilled on a skewer, topped with Ezmesalad", and fries on the side. This is a great deal at $7.95- I love the bread, the meat is flavorful, and the sandwich itself is pretty hefty- I took 1/2 home with me to eat the next day. But the best part has to be the fries- it's got that "breading"-type coating like a waffle or curly fry, crunchy and delicious!
The event was pretty packed by the time we got there- so we grabbed a spot on the floor - conveniently right by the cakes, haha. The cake that we'd all get after their presentation was provided by Fancy Cakes By Leslie, which has a store a few streets over from the Barnes & Noble. The Obama cake was a faux cake (I'm assuming styrofoam with fondant covering) that was meant for display only- the reason why this cake was at the book tour is pretty funny. Turns out this Obama cake was featured AS a Cakewreck on the site, right around inauguration-time. Shows that Leslie was a pretty good sport about it, considering she was featured AS a Wreck and still agreed to provide a cake for the book tour, ha.
We had the option of buying the book or just staying for the talk, which was nice, since I wasn't sure if we were required to purchase a book in order to be there. It's more of a fun book to get someone as a gift, and I didn't really feel like waiting in line to get it signed, so I didn't get one. The talk was more or less a slideshow of John and Jen's favorite Cakewrecks, plus a bit of Q&A, mostly about how the site came to exist, and how many submissions they get (A LOT every day, apparently). Then we got to eat a piece of the cake - it was chocolatey and rich, had a little bit of that almond-y taste I didn't like so much, but a fun end to a CakeWreck-y evening :o)