Category: FOOD

James Beard Awards

Honoring Culinary Professionals and Food Journalists

Culinary professionals across the United States to be honored at the 27th Annual James Beard Awards   Culinary professionals across the United States will be honored as the James Beard Foundation is set for it’s 27th annual James Beard Awards.

LocoL in Watts: The NYT, the Menu, the Anniversary

  The first person (literally) to eat at LocoL in Watts journeys back to check-in    My friend knew not to extend an invite to something before 7 a.m. He knows that mornings and I have always tended to disagree.

Off-The-Menu: A Guide to LA’s Secret Foodie Gems

Feb. 10, 2017 If you don’t know, now you know: LA’s most secret foodie gems. Who wouldn’t want to be an LA foodie-insider (or at least feel like you’re tight with the chef?)  From downtown to the beach – and,

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Dining with WaltzIn: Pleasantly Mindless

A new dining app takes pressure off the diner and rests it on the chef’s creativity. By: Branden Raulston It’s Friday night, and the brutal work week has come to an end. The time has come for a relaxing night

Jessica Kuslow: Word of Mouth

Close your eyes. Picture a pesto rice bowl with sheep’s feta and lacto-fermented hot sauce. Seared polenta with spring vegetables and greens. Sounds like a dinner menu, right? In fact, it’s brunch a la Sqirl, the restaurant at the corner

Manuela DTLA: A True Work of Art

Enter through an unassuming alley off 2nd Street and walk down a hallway lined with floor-to-ceiling exposed brick. A Shinique Smith installation dangles over your head, and to your right and left are rooms brimming with sculptures, installations and contemporary works. You have entered

The Sweet Life: Desserts Worth The Drive

Traveling for your stomach can be just as fun as traveling for adventure. Now that summer is winding down, eating sweets is back on our radar (let’s be honest, it was really never off our radar!) There are some delicious

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

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