by Holladay Allen
Native Foods Cafe
Kent Katich and Constance Marie have been coming to Native Foods for a realllllly long time… maybe since the beginning! Now they bring Luna Marie with them, which we love because she is one of the coolest kids ever. When asked how Luna Marie has changed his life, Kent replied, “I have to talk to people now because she asks everyone, and their dogs, their names.” A true animal lover! No wonder we like her so much. And Kent is hands down one of my favoritest customers ever… mainly because he wears a F*** Meat shirt, which his fabulous wife Constance gifted him.
Where are you from?
Kent: Centerville, Iowa Constance: Los Angeles
What is your sign?
Constance: Virgo… and I mean Virgo, if you know what I mean
What inspired you to become vegan?
Kent: My basketball idol Pete Maravich. He was vegan so I gave up meat & fast food. I was 19.
Constance: When I shot the movie Selena I had to hold a chicken for about 4 hours and gave it up
What exactly do you do for a living?
Kent: I own a yoga studio in Westwood and am a yoga coach for college & professional athletes… and just about anyone committed to practicing yoga.
Constance: Proud to saying I'm a working actress. Check out 'Switched at Birth on ABC Family on Monday night or George Lopez in reruns.
And how exactly did you get such an awesome job?
Kent: I took my two favorite things, yoga & basketball, and became the yoga coach for the LA Clippers
Constance: I was discovered while being a dancer on tour with David Bowie
What animal would you like to come back as?
Kent: Black Panther
What is your favorite current menu item at Native Foods Café?
Kent: lately… Sesame Kale Macro Bowl
Constance: Baja Surf tacos or Twister wrap….hmmm
What is your favorite Native Foods dessert?
Unanimously… the Chocolate Cupcake
Do you have any pets?
2 cats named Cinco and Little Guy and 2 goldendoodle dogs named Stella and Betty. Cinco is available if anyone is looking. Just kidding…sorta.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Kent: A kid again
Constance: A movie star
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Kent: Galts Gulch in Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged or the house I live now in Santa Monica
Constance: Tuscany, Italy. Pace is slower, food is yummy
What was your first concert ever?
Kent: The Spinners 1979
Constance: Doobie Brothers
What is your family’s favorite meal to prepare at home?
Veggie tacos. Or Taco Tuesday…only because our child loves saying "its Taco Tuesday”
What do you do in your free time?
Kent: Pick up on dog crap, scoop litter and walk my dogs. Is that considered free?
Constance: Hope for more free time