Food

Willie Jane at Abbott Kinney

Courtesy of Chef Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson

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Restaurateur Brad Johnson, Director of Operations David Borrego, and Executive Chef Govind Armstrong have opened  Willie Jane, a new restaurant to join Abbott Kinney at 1031 Abbott Kinney Boulevard.  The restaurant will serve up Chef Armstrong’s take on family style Southern American cuisine focusing on low country coastal dishes. The beverage program will focus on a specialty collection of bourbon and a seasonal cocktail menu with Southern classics. 1031 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.

Photo credit – Nico Marques.

Events & Festivals + Food Drink Report

4th Annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”

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This Sunday, April 27th, HALL Wines in St. Helena, California will be hosting their 4th annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”. Thirteen chef-teams will be competing to support a local charity of their choice by preparing a series of their finest “small bites” to pair with the newly released HALL 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Read More

Secret Scoop Thai Gelato

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As the weather is warming up in the Bay Area the cravings for cold sweets are ever present. Gelato, ice cream’s lighter, oftentimes healthier version has caught our attention and is making our taste buds go wild. We’re not talking the standard gelato flavors you find in your local market. Though they’ll always remain the classics; vanilla, chocolate and even pistachio just don’t seem to cut it with Secret Scoop Thai Gelato in San Francisco, CA.

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Food

Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

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Comfortably nestled in the residential heart of Pasadena, the Langham boasts the refined ambiance and elegance from a forgotten era. The Royce Wood-Fired,  Pasadena, CA remains the  flagship restaurant after its introduction two years ago. Yet one month ago, a new Chef de Cuisine, Anthony Zappola, helmed the operation to create a new take on the American Steakhouse. Complete with aged American beef, Wagyu, Japanese Kobe cuts and a smattering of seafood and vegetables, prepare to be indulged.
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Tasty events through April

Oh the gluttony...

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While the month of April slowly winds down and the winds of Los Angeles continue to blow our skirts up, you might get hungry in between. So when that happens, here are a couple tasty dinners for you to get your grub and drink on!

National Eggs Benedict Day!

A national holiday for everything!

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The term “national holiday” seems to be used quite loosely now a days, but really, who cares – just another good reason to stuff our faces. So lets all celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day on Tuesday, April 16th!!

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Arlequin Wine Merchant hosts “Ribolla Fest”

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Get a taste of Ribolla Gialla wines at Arlequin Wine Merchant, in San Francisco, CA! The Friulian grape, native to Italy, will be featured and explored with winemakers from Arnot-Roberts, Ryme, Grassi, Massican, Forlorn Hope, Arbe-Garbe and Matthiasson at “Ribolla Fest” on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Read More

Events & Festivals

Chaya Downtown’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Now till April 19th

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Welcome spring and celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival now until Tuesday, April 19, 2013 with Chaya Downtown in Los Angeles, CA. For those of you who are not in the know- myself included, Cherry Blossom trees also bare cherries. (I don’t know about you, but I always thought cherry blossom trees were purely ornamental). Read More

Events & Festivals

Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

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Take a look behind the scenes of the life of a Sommelier and what it takes to actually become one. This year, Pebble Beach Food & Wine will celebrate its 6th year by hosting over 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs! Join them April 4th-April 7th for various wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and one of the most exclusive and unique dining experiences along the picturesque coastline of Monterey County, CA! Read More

Food

Chef Ricardo Zarate Introduces Paichẽ to Marina del Rey

Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!

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Did you know that Peru has the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? No? Well, neither did we! Chef Ricardo Zarate along with partner Stephane Bombet have done it again with the opening of their third restaurant, Paichẽ, a Peruvian izakaya in Marina del Rey, CA! Read More