Category: FOOD

Fire It Up: Charcoal Venice Opens Today

Venice heads looking to grab a nice dinner, but wanna forgo the bougie fluff – let us introduce you to your new regular spot. Esteemed and celebrated chef Josiah Citrin of Santa Monica’s seasonal French restaurant Melisse describes Charcoal as a “casual

Holiday Cheer(s): Where + What to Drink this Season

For all its rosy, greeting card imagery, the holiday season can sometimes bring out the worst in us. Let’s face it, shopping for gifts and scouring sales alongside a horde of procrastinators could land even the most patient of shoppers

Stay Outta the Kitchen: Where to Grub this Thanksgiving

  Miles away from the fam this Thanksgiving? Or maybe you’re just trying to stay out of the kitchen next Thursday. Whatever your deal is—we feel you.   For the sake of strategy, we’ve rounded up a tidy list of our favorite eateries running

Worth the Hype: Chef Bryant Ng Wows Again with Cassia

    There aren’t many restaurants we can get all of Los Angeles’ chefs to agree are good, but Chef Bryant Ng’s The Spice Table was one of them. Having been forced out of its Little Tokyo location by the

Get in the Spirit: Cheers to Holiday Day-Drinking

  During the holidays, “time” seems to escape its normal parameters. Bedtime becomes negligible, alarm clocks go dormant, a whole day can slip by during catch-up convos, and nights (yes, plural) pass over Netflix binges. But most importantly, there never

Hit Refresh: A Gorgeous Venice Staple Reopens

The mark of a true artist is the ability to create something out of nothingness. They’re alchemists, magicians, and restauranteurs. Rose Cafe – Restaurant, was once a pile of construction materials abandoned from a gas company dispatch office, whose beauty was buried

He Has Spoken: Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants in LA

  Every true foodie knows the pride felt when browsing through “Top _” lists, head nodding as you think, “been there, ate that.” But right when you thought you conquered all the best culinary gems in Los Angeles, L.A. Times

Bottoms Up: The Fastest Growing Mezcal in LA

When it comes to alcohol, the folks over at Mezcal El Silencio know quality. From only “premium” to “super-premium” ingredients (like its 10+ years-aged organic agave), with exquisite packaging and unique cocktail recipes, this brand stands out from the rest in every arena. Hand-crafted

Hinterland: The Ultimate Westside Date Night Spot

  After months of anticipation, the old Joe’s Diner on Main Street in Santa Monica has been fully resurrected, thanks in part to another famous Joe—Joe Jonas. Hinterland opened its large, wooden framed doors this past spring and has had

Lunchtime, Solved: Meal Delivery by a Michelin Star Chef

  Starving at work, but bummed out about sharing economy ethics? Bored of every restaurant within walking distance of your office? When it comes to lunchtime, you’ve got options—but not all of them are created equal. We recently experimented with

Donuts for Grownups: Blue Star Donuts Opens on Abbot Kinney

  The wait is over: today, Blue Star Donuts will opening their doors on Abbot Kinney. Since opening their doors 2012, the donut shop has expanded to four locations in Portland, one in Japan, and now Venice. Blue Star champions that they are

The Ultimate Date Spot: Le Petit Paris Posts Up in Downtown

Back in 2013, restauranteurs Fanny and David Rolland locked down 10,300 square feet of 4th and Spring’s newly restored El Dorado building, a gorgeous art-nouveau style landmark that was once at the epicenter of the Old Bank district’s hustle and

The EastSide Food Festival is Back with an Impressive Lineup

You guuuyyyyyssss—it’s back. The 2nd annual EastSide Food Festival returns this month and is packing a pretty notable roster of local culinary gems. The festival will take place on Sunday, October 18th, at Mack Sennett Studios. But beyond the generous

The Normandie Club: K-Town’s Latest Cocktail Haven

Hidden away in a non-descript corner of Koreatown is The Normandie Club, a partnership between 213 Nightlife and Proprietors LLC. You might better know them collectively as the folks behind Seven Grand and The Varnish, or NYC’s Death + Company

The Los Angeles Spotlights: Chef Tin Vuong Will See You Now

Chefs are scary. Tin Vuong, executive chef and co-owner of Little Sister, isn’t one of those chefs. For a dude running a handful of restaurants, including Abigaile, Wildcraft, Dia de Campo, and Steak & Whisky, Vuong couldn’t be chiller. What’s

Healthy, Gourmet Fast-Food. It Exists at sweetgreen

  Seasonal eating: hardly a novel idea for Angelenos. Here in LA, we’ve been championing the concept for a minute; it’s kind of our thing. But what’s ethical and healthy for the consumer can be expensive and fussy when you’re

Neighborhood Watch: The Koreatown Edition

Koreatown is one of the most dynamic cultural enclaves in Los Angeles, which—if you’re behind the notion that LA is the new cultural capital of the US—is really saying something. From foodie destinations to day spas, K-town is home to

Hit List: Six LA Speakeasy Bars To Visit This Fall

As Angeleno culture monsters, something new and shiny to one may be vintage and worn in to another. And that’s how we like it; there’s always some type of door we’d like to open, and until it does, the excitement for discovery

Food Scoops: The Ultimate Liquid Diet

Protein shakes, superfood smoothies, and pressed juice: not just for athletes anymore. Over the past few years, the liquid-diet sector has been booming, particularly here in LA. And for good reason. If health and efficiency are your objectives, nothing does

The Devil’s In The Details: Chef Luke Reyes

Chef Luke Reyes’ combines unique ingredients for your new favorite dish. Photography by Trisha Angeles.  For a media dinner at the Houston Brothers’ Butchers and Barbers, we were treated to champagne, charcuterie boards of delight, and popcorn like we’ve never

Think Outside The Egg: Bakeology Vegan Cookie Bites

Sometimes there is really nothing like mom’s baking. At other times, mom could learn a thing or two from her daughter. It’s from this power dynamic between mother Dawn Martel and daughter Sasha Crescentini that Bakeology vegan cookies were born.

That New New: Barcito, an Argentine Cocktail Bar

Blocks from the Staples Center and serving up small plates and cocktails on tap, DTLA welcomes the Argentine-clad Barcito (takeover of former Choco Chicken space) which opened earlier this week. Have you ever strolled through the streets of Buenos Aires, where intimate

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