Category: FOOD

In the Mix: A Conversation with Top Bartender Ryan Hooks + Recipe

Ryan Hooks is a LA bartender who mixes up flavorful creations at Saint Felix in Hollywood. He’s also the big winner of El Jimador’s Margarita Trail, a competition for the best margarita in LA. We spoke with Hooks about his favorite creations, delectable

Checking in for the Food: LA’s Best In-house Hotel Restaurants

#1. L.A. Chapter at Ace Hotel Combining a relaxed dining experience with exquisite, locally sourced veggies and seafood, L.A. Chapter is a casual and homey brasserie serving up decadent appetizers and meals. Their daily menu includes everything from unique cocktails such as

Omakase Style Dining at Q Sushi, DTLA

The inconspicuous setting that DTLA’s Q Sushi exudes on the outside sets the stage for one of the finest high-end Omakase style dining experiences on the inside, helmed by the talented icon responsible for getting this now LA institution listed

Miami’s Real Vice: The Opulent Barton G. Experience

Very few things make us feel like we’re living in total and complete opulence. To think of it, Los Angeles proper can sometimes lack the luster of luxury outside of the Rodeo Dr. block, which almost feels too pristine to

Drink and a Show: 5 Venues with Killer Bars

Here in Los Angeles, we certainly aren’t left wanting for a place to catch live music. Getting a great cocktail in the same place, however —now that’s another story. In the spirit of our favorite weekend antics, we rounded up a

Chicas Tacos: Downtown’s Newest Taco Spot

If there is something LA will never have enough of, it’s a solid taco spot. Newly opened Chicas Tacos however, not only serves a variety of loaded (and we mean loaded to the point where there’s a flaco option) tacos but the Baja-style

Straight Up: MiniBar Hollywood is Your New Favorite Watering Hole

Tucked inside a Best Western on Franklin, beside the iconic late-night 101 Coffee Shop, you’ll find the cozy Mini Bar—a sophisticated but laid-back respite from the oft-excessive Hollywood bar scene. The brains that birthed Little Dom’s and Dominicks, have brought

The Cool Mom’s Guide to Mothers Day

Ah, Mother’s day. The only day wearing mom jeans makes an extra sensible fashion choice and eating until you look semi-preggo just means extra attention and maybe a free waffle, score. The way we see it, deep down inside, we

Taste Talks: The Art of Salad Dressings

Want to know how to make your summer ’16 revenge salad game bearable? The right salad dressing. Of course, lemon juice and olive oil will last you for awhile, but the real way to swing is to trust the experts. Enter Girard’s

The Weekly: Rihanna, Four Tet and Free Margarita Monday

Poetic Purpose Is Lyrical Thursday, April 28th, 7 PM – 9 PM The Standard Hollywood | 8300 W Sunset Blvd. 90069 Get down to the hustle of the Sunset Strip for an existential poetry reading from artists Mandy Kahn, Lani Trock

Chef Ray Garcia: A Modern Mexican Movement

If there’s one thing Angelenos can be ubiquitously proud of, it’s our city’s Mexican food. Whether it’s the juicy ceviche tostadas of places like Mariscos Jalisco or the humble street taco, Mexican food is what we take our out-of-towner friends

Spring Cleaning: The Detox Edition

The cleansing trend seems to have lingered around LA, and while we don’t always drink $10 juices -yup, sometimes we get the $3 Naked kind ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – we’re still into the whole spring cleaning ordeal, at least gut-wise. So whether you’re reacquainting yourself with your

Your Morning to Night Guide for St. Patty’s Day in LA

Oh, America. If there is anything we do with reckless abandon well, it is our wherewithal to take advantage of any cultural holiday that promotes alcohol consumption. Just far enough from winter festivities, St. Patrick’s Day comes right when we are itching

5 Must-Try Flavors at Donut Farm

Calling all sugar addicts. NorCal’s favorite vegan donut shop, Donut Farm, opened its fourth location at the Golden Plaza on Sunset Blvd. Not only are the donuts vegan but also made from 100% organic ingredients – so that bright purple donut

Maradentro Brings Their Seaside-Style Mexican Food West

Most of LA’s best Mexican food comes by way of truck or street stand. Think Echo Park’s Quesadilla queen with her blue corn. On the other end of the economical and authenticity spectrum, we also have a burgeoning scene of

Sun Chasing in LA: 5 Outdoor Lunch Spots

While the rest of the U.S. huddles around a blazing fire — hot cocoa in hand, red-cheeked and freezing; we Angelenos are experiencing a heat wave. With mid-day temperatures reaching into the mid 80’s, we thought it would be appropriate

Valentine’s Day Special: Live Art Supper Club

This Valentine’s day eve, Live Art Supper Club brings you an intimate event where you’ll experience the perfect marriage between art and fine dining . Be prepared to spend a night appreciating “art for art’s sake” with renowned street artists as well

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