Food

Where to eat out this Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Roundup of turkey day dinners around L.A.

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Get out of the kitchen and hit up one of the many choices around town. Traditional and specialty options are available this Thanksgiving in Los Angeles. Check out what the city’s got to offer. Read More

Relais & Châteaux add 45 properties to their 2012 guide

A collection of 518 premier hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries

Food travelers rejoice! Relais & Châteaux‘s 45 additions mark a record year for their association. The entries come from all over the world including 25 new properties in Europe, 7 in Asia, 3 in Australia and 10 in the Americas. Relais & Châteaux’s family of hoteliers and Grand Chefs include big names like Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud.

5 Things

Thanksgiving turkey handling, 5 tips to keep in mind

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Not to fear monger right before Thanksgiving, but raw turkey, chicken, or meats can contain Campylobacter, Salmonella or E.coli bacteria that can cause serious holiday discomforts. These bacterias are killed when cooked under a certain temperature, but not when frozen. Here are 5 tips to think about when handling your turkey on Thursday. Read More

Jace's Drink This

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. XV

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What an amazing time of year. Every November, bustling crowds come together filling the shops with their cries for supplies, their baskets with provisions consumption. These people come together and give thanks for the amazing bounty that is, of course, Firestone Walker’s Anniversary Ale. Did you think I was going to say Thanksgiving? Meh. Turkey is great, but beer is better. This year’s version celebrates Firestone’s 15th anniversary, and is not so surprisingly dubbed, “XV”- XV, of course, being Spanish or Canadian or something for “15”. Read More

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Food

How Cecconi’s Executive Chef Andrea Cavaliere celebrates Thanksgiving

Plus chef shows us how to make Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes

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Originally from Turin, Italy, Andrea Cavaliere has cooked around the world. From England to New York and now Los Angeles, he’s been working for the SoHo House Group for seven years, an English hospitality company that operates hotels, private clubs and restaurants around the world. Andrea is not only responsible for Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, he spends about ten days out of the month overseeing the kitchen operations at Soho Beach House, a private members’ club, in South Beach and New York. So, What does a busy chef like Andrea Cavaliere do during Thanksgiving? Read More

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘The Layover’ debuts tonight on Travel Channel with Singapore

Reminder, Anthony Bourdain‘s back with The Layover Monday at 9|8c on the Travel Channel. He’s given 24 – 48 hours to capture the finer points of various locales, starting tonight with Singapore.

Check our previous coverage for more details: Insights on Bourdain’s new show ‘The Layover’.

Photography provided by the Travel Channel

Public School 612′s ‘Darker Side of Beer and Dessert’ event, Hot’s Kitchen’s food drive, holiday beers at City Tavern

Public School 612 in Downtown L.A. having an open class with Norm Stackhouse from Stone Brewing Co. to educate on the Darker Side of Beer and Dessert on Monday, December 5 at 7:30 PM for $25. Public School 612 is a restaurant/bar whose focus is on “Education in the Art of Food and Beer.” For reservations call 213-623-1172. 612 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach is helping the less fortunate with a canned food drive. Bring in three canned goods and get a complimentary beer. 844 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254.

For the month of December, City Tavern in Culver City is offering holiday brews, rotating up to five different tap handles until the kegs run out. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Read More

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