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The Fare Trade

Artisan foods shipped straight to your door

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The ease of home delivery is undeniable and with the addition of a monthly subscription? Hot dog. The surprise of a monthly gift to yourself can brighten anyones day and now with The Fare Trade, you can sign up to receive specialty artisan foods in the mail. Read More

Events & Festivals

8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

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It’s time to get cheesy, people! This weekend, March 21st-23rd, the 8th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival will be held at the Sheraton in Petaluma, California! Read More

Food

Happy Pi-Day! (π)

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Happy Pi-Day! For those of you who don’t know, Wikipedia defines Pi as:
“The number π is a mathematical constant,  the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century though it is also sometimes spelled out as ‘pi’ ” wikipedia

Celebrate this mathematical constant as you would any other, by gorging yourself! Check out the pies offered at these restaurants:
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Post & Beam
Do you like tubers in your sweets? This restaurant’s  Sweet Potato Chocolate Pie plays with the classic combination of sweet and savory, served with a maple pecan topping and cinnamon whipped cream.
Post & Beam, 767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, California 90008

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BOA Steakhouse
 Looking for an extra-southern kick to a classic? try the Deep-Fried Pecan Pie, it features two donut-sized hand pies covered with whiskey caramel sauce and served with vanilla ice cream.
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 W Sunset Blvd #650, West Hollywood, California 90069

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen
Executive Chef Jeremy Fox is baking up banana caramel cream piechocolate piestrawberry rhubarb crumble pie, and blueberry crostata!
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

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The favorite,  Maple Berry Pie has a maple berry filling and spiced streusel topping, served with brown sugar ice cream. Chef Dunn serves up a classic flaky, thick pie crust, and uses huckleberries, gooseberries, and blackberries in her recipe.
Cafe del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way,Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza
The Burrata Pie, the only savory pie on this list, is is topped with housemade burrata cheese, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnuts, and a pesto drizzle. Did we mention that the burrata cheese was housemade?
Pitfire Artisan Pizza, 108 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and many other locations.

Events & Festivals

LA Weekly – The Essentials

A quick preview

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On Sunday, March 9th, LA Weekly hosted the The Essentials at the LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The event featured over 30 restaurants curated by LA Weekly, celebrating some of the best of the L.A. food scene. Event go-ers enjoyed the rustic Italian of SOTTO to the street tacos of Guerrilla Tacos to the Thai spices of Jitlada. Promptly washing down the flavors of LA, guest enjoyed a variety of libations such as the craft beers of Goose Island, the Backyard lemonade with Sailor Jerrys, and some of Handsome Coffee Roaster’s finest.  After a very brief preview and a tickling of the palate, let’s explore eating LA.

Events & Festivals

Dessert for Dinner San Francisco

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This coming Monday evening at Parallel 37 (located in the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco) a few of the Bay Area’s top pastry chefs will be coming together for a one-night event to support an incredible cause! In collaboration with This Bar Saves Lives (TBSL), pastry chefs Andrea Correa (Parallel 37), Cindy Falatic (The Ritz-Carlton, SF), Shawn Gawle (Saison), Joshua Meiseman (Commis and Box & Bells), Stephanie Prida (Manresa) and William Werner (Craftsman and Wolves) will be presenting a six-course Dessert for Dinner affair. Read More

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Events & Festivals

The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Experience East Meets West

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The Centennial of the City of Beverly Hills. CA was reigned in by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Experience East Meets West, which coincided with the Chinese Lunar New Year. The event, which took place on Wednesday, February 5th was host to celebrities and business owners alike, adding to the experience of the Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive-proximate Crustacean Restaurant, which served as venue.

The Lunar New Year was welcomed with a bite-sized portion of Chef An’s Secret Centennial Dish: The Centennial, 8 oz Wagyu beef filet topped with a Vietnamese herb secret sauce and smoked shitake mushrooms as well as a buffet and wok bar. The meal  was accompanied by live entertainment by Cirque Art and a fashion show.  The festive mood of the event was highlighted by a number of performers also mingling throughout the venue, from traditionally Chinese-costumed stilted men to aerialists performing just feet away. Chef An’s Secret Centennial Dish can be ordered for $60 a la carte at Crustacean Restaurant.
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 Additional photographs from the event can be found here: Photo Credit: Paul Best
9646 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

 

 

Events & Festivals

Valentines Day with your Sweetie

What to do? What to do?

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Remember that one time – you know, that one time you thought “I don’t need to make plans or reservations for Valentine’s Day and it all worked out”? Right – SAID NO ONE EVER. Here’s a short round up of where to take your sweetie with time to make some rezzies. Read More

Food + News

Bun Mee Opens Second Location in SF

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Great news, folks! With the start of the new year, Bun Mee– San Francisco, CA‘s much loved Vietnamese sandwich eatery — has announced the date for the opening of their newest location to be on Tuesday, January 14th! Read More

Food + Recipes

Christmas Recipe: Eggnog Pie

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Eggnog, the sweet dairy-based and sometimes boozy beverage is making its annual comeback this week. That must mean one thing – it’s Christmas! This year, thanks to Flour & Co of San Francisco, CA, we’ve got the inside scoop on a great twist to the holiday classic. Once you’ve got those last-minute gifts wrapped and under the tree, enjoy a slice of this drool inducing Eggnog Pie. Booze included. Read More

Events & Festivals + Food

Bay Area Christmas Dinners

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Having to find the perfect gift(s) is enough to make planning a memorable Christmas dinner seem utterly impossible! This year, why fret? We’ve got a roundup of Bay Area eateries that are open to catering Christmas to you! Read More

Drink + Events & Festivals

Pop-Up at Fast Food Français

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Two weeks ago, Fast Food Français in Sausalito, CA hosted a pop-up night featuring Brian Felley and Mo Hodges of Encinal Spirits. The two bar aficionados showcased a seasonal menu of six cocktails for guests that paired with a dish or appetizer representative of the restaurants “playful American fast food classics with a hint of French inspiration”. Some of the featured cocktails included the Marin County Cocktail with whiskey, Cognac, dry vermouth, chocolate and grapefruit bitters, garnished with a grapefruit twist; the Pompeii Fizz with gin, lemon, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Lillet Blanc and egg white; and the Marty Sour with barrel aged gin, citrus vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur and orange bitters. Read More

Food

Thanksgiving Roundup!

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Winter has finally arrived in Los Angeles – well an LA winter that is. It’s time to stuff our faces and hibernate for Thanksgiving weekend. Read More

Food + Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe – Brown Sugar Nut Pie

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Thanksgiving is just… two weeks away?  Yikes! The holiday season has once again managed to sneak up on us this year! Good thing we’re prepared… or at least slightly so. Turkey, check! Brussels sprouts with loads of bacon, check! Dessert… right. Who’s the baker in this family again?
The art of baking can be a daunting task. We know. But don’t you fret! We’ve got an easy recipe for a great spin on pecan pie… because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love pecan pie?

Emily Day, baking expert and owner of Flour & Co, a modern American bakery located in Nob Hill of San Francisco, CA, shares her favorite autumn-themed pie recipe! This nutty, gooey and not overly-sweet dessert has got us rethinking the classic! Read More

Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipe – Warm Brussel Sprout Salad

A la Napa Valley Grille's Taylor Boudreaux

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As fun as Thanksgiving potlucks can be, the question is always “what do I bring?” Here’s a delicious Warm Brussel Sprout Salad from Napa Valley Grille’s Taylor Broudreaux! Yum: Read More

Drink + Food + Food Drink Report

1760 Restaurant: Straying away from the classics

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A chef, a bartender and a wine guy… oh my! These are the dudes behind 1760 restaurant in San Francisco, CA. 1760 recently opened their doors in early September and have been dishing out some truly creative and unique food and cocktail items. Read More

Food

Badmaash: family recipes and modern interpretations on Indian cuisine

Indian eats in DTLA

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Serving a unique spin on fine Indian cuisine coupled with a variety of unique spirits, Badmaash has some solid eats. Family owned and operated, many of the dishes take after the Punjabi region of India where the Chef was born. Read More

The 15th Annual “A Wine & Food Affair” Northern Sonoma County

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Renowned for its delectable cuisine, scenic beauty, wine country lifestyle and the fact that it’s just an hour away from the city, Sonoma County is the perfect destination for a wine tasting getaway. This weekend (Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd) Wine Road Northern Sonoma County will be hosting their 15th annual “A Wine & Food Affair”! Read More

Drink

Blackbird Bar’s Fall Cocktail Menu

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Blackbird Bar of San Francisco, CA recently launched their new cocktail menu for the fall. The new menu consists of 3 seasonal beers and two fall-forward cocktails. Warm up with one of these new spiced drinks and take in one of the best seasons of the year!
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