September’s come and gone; fashion month is up, New York restaurants are again flowing with clientele finally back from their summer in the Hamptons, and most importantly, the Scandal 33-day countdown is coming to a close (the show premieres this Thursday). For those of you who are unfamiliar – and we’re semi-judging you if you are – Scandal is the hit ABC show, starring Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn, that everyone’s been talking about. Naturally, we decided to hit up most of the cast and crew for all their food and lifestyle tidbits.
We decided to start our series this week the way the Scandal series began…with Katie Lowes. Lowes’ plays the practically irresistible “gladiator” Quinn, and was last seen taking a power drill to a gentleman’s leg (in all fairness, he had some very valuable information). For today though, she posed for us at the restaurant she used to waitress at – AMMO – where the food is as unbelievable as the clientele. Talk about a full circle moment. We had some wine, took a turn around her old stomping ground, and made sure to keep the toolbox out of sight…
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
Movie popcorn all day LONG. I don’t think I could ever get sick of it.
What’s your drink?
Tequila! I love a nice patron with soda water and lots of limes. But if we are talking non-alcoholic then coconut water.
What would your last meal be? Who would it be with?
My last meal would definitely be a bowl of delicious homemade pasta with simple olive oil and garlic with my hubby, to remind me of our honeymoon in Italy!
How do you start your day on a good note?
I love starting my day off with some steel-cut oatmeal with berries, cinnamon and a splash of almond milk.
What are your favorite places to travel to?
My husband and I have been fortunate enough to take some really cool, memorable trips lately. Out of all of them, Peru definitely takes the cake. The food, the people, the history and those Pisco Sours…I hope to go back someday soon!
What won’t you travel without?
Where do you draw inspiration from?
My girlfriends. I am very lucky to have a group of gals out here in LA that I’ve been close with for twelve years. We started a theatre company together called Iama Theatre Company. Simply put, they are just the coolest and inspire me all the time.
What ingredient do you consider overrated?
None! I’m somewhat of a foodie since working in a bunch of farm-to-table restaurants in LA and I feel that every ingredient has its purpose.
What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?
Maldon Sea Salt. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Your go-to on set snack…
An apple with almond butter. On those really long days it gives me the pick me up I need.
What’s always in your bag?
Bag Balm – I use it on my lips and cuticles.