The Scoop

Mr. Gold’s 99 essential L.A. restaurants, Starbucks launches healthy juice chain

  • Here is Mr. Gold’s 99 essential L.A. restaurants to go to in 2011.
  • Starbucks launches healthy juice chain.
  • Would you watch a TV show based on chef Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken?
  • Anheuser-Busch introduces Bud Light Platium, a 6% alcohol by volume beer.
  • According to Technomic, alcohol sales is expected to grow even more next year.

Photo: Picca restaurant in Los Angeles, one of the Jonathan Gold’s 99 essential L.A. restaurants

Mendocino Farms: stirring your inner foodie

From their humble beginnings starting at a failed Starbucks location in Downtown, Los Angeles, Mendocino Farms has now opened its 4th location in West Hollywood, CA offering their artisanal sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups for lunch and dinner. Read More


Take a ‘Ghost Tour’ at the Buffalo Trace distillery

SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters® investigated Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY and had a “touching” experience. Starting November 17 at 7 PM, Buffalo Trace will be featuring a complimentary Ghost Tour where guests can retrace the same steps that the Ghost Hunters team took. Read More

Want to eat caviar with chef Marcel Vigneron?

What can $500 buy now a days? A Dyson DC25? An iPad 2? How about a caviar tasting with Top Chef Season 2 runner-up Marcel Vigneron? Suit or dress up Tuesday, November 15 for an event at a private home in Bel-Air benefiting the Harold Robinson Foundation, a charity dedicated to underprivileged children, as they’re throwing the “Beverly Hills Caviar Tasting.”

The event includes a smoked alligator, a sturgeon from which Osetra caviar is harvested, and a giant Alaskan smoked salmon. The event also comes with champagne, live piano, and performances by the Malibu String Quartet. Tickets are $500 in advance, and if you want to roll bigger, for $1,500 you can get limo transportation to and from the event and a $1,000 gift bag containing caviar facial serum, gift certificates from leading LA restaurants. Call 310-285-5321 for tickets, because you’re worth it.

Photo: Chef Marcel Vigneron at THE TASTE in Los Angeles


Ladyface Ale's Veterans Day discount, Golden Road Brewing full sized growlers now available and more!

Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills is offering a 20% discount to all U.S. veterans on Friday, November 11.

64 oz. growlers are now available at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village for $16, refills are $10. Growler fills are available Monday through Saturday from 2 PM – 6 PM.

On Thursday, November 10, City Tavern in Culver City is having a Ballast Point pint night featuring beers like Indra Kunindra (India Export Stout), Brother Levonian Saison, Navigator Dopplebock (Barrel Aged), and Oktoberfest.

Farmshop in Santa Monica is celebrating the release of the 2011 Beujolais Nouveau wine with a Southern Burgundy inspired menu on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM for $56. Read More