Dragging our butts - and a buttload of food - downtown on a Tuesday night isn't usually our cup of herbal tea, but to feed our friends at the Smell for an Abe Vigoda/Vivian Girls show we'd schlep it all ! If you don't know - it's like 80 plus here in LA still (say hello to indian summer!), so something sweet, cold, and light was def in order at the super sweaty Smell. We made awesome double fudge heart cakes, golden grahams gelato, walnut whip, trail mix biscotti, and some coconut mac-macs to win over all the punks, teens, and in-betweens. Blackberries and mint to keep things cool and, of course, some great conversation. Here's a tip to keeping mint or any herb tasting crisp without that sad-ass wither in the hot-ass weather: never leave them in the fridge ! They'll lose their flavor and their swagger. Just put them in a small jar or cup filled with water, like you would a bunch of flowers in a vase. Even in the pressure cooker of a punk club, our mint had a "sprig" in it's step. The sets were rowdy, we cut a rug, sold an enormous amount of bottled water, meeted and greeted, and finally had to taste the product for ourselves. The Smell never smelled so sweet !