Food

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

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 

CAFE del REY
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.

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

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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

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

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

Events & Festivals + Food

Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay Recap

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Last Sunday, October 20th , at the beautiful Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley, CA, the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay  helped fundraise $40k for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign! More than 400 attendees swarmed the intimate event and sampled delicious bites and cocktails from approximately 50 participating restaurants and beverage companies all volunteering for the extraordinary cause. Read More

Food

The Church Key Opens in West Hollywood

Innovative American dining hitting Sunset Strip

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A bit of DTLA’s flavor has dropped into West Hollywood, CA at The Church Key. Hitting Sunset Strip, this innovative American cuisine and dining experience comes from the minds of Chef Steven Fretz  and Joseph Sabato – formerly with Michael Mina, and Devon Espinoza of Pour Vous. Guests enjoy a wide variety of tapas size dishes brought to your table by cart (literally a la carte, har har) and an ecclectic menu dishing up internationally inspired cuisine paired with artisan cocktails and adult otterpops! Read More

Food

New Lunch/Brunch Service at FOG CITY

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That’s right, folks! FOG CITY restaurant in San Francisco, CA (originally Fog City Diner) opened their doors for brunch and lunch services last week! The restaurant, renowned for their smart, casual atmosphere and great American/San Francisco cuisine, launched their new menu this past weekend and the photos alone have got us salivating!  Read More

Food

3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Have mercy this post is late..

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The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival was as spectacular as ever with the bright lights, celebrities, rivers of wine, and gastronomical genius – it was not a weekend to be missed. Jam packed with the doe-eyed and hungry, this 4 day event boasted of culinary mastery and the endless flow of every varietal of wine.   Read More

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FIG & OLIVE unveils farmer’s menu

Meet the farm at your table

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Wendell Berry famously said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, CA embodies this farm to-table ethos with Chef Pascal Lorange’s Farmer’s Menu. At a recent private event, Chef Lorange and founder, Laurent Halasz, invite the very farmers who supply their ingredients to the figurative and literal table to discuss the ethics and inspiration behind farm-to-table cuisine. Read More

Events & Festivals + Food

Bocanova’s End of Summer Party

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To celebrate their fourth birthday and bring in the end of the summer, Bocanova in Oakland, CA will be throwing their annual fundraising dinner event to help support Oakland Fund for the Arts on Thursday, August 29th. Read More

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Tuesdays are Date Night at Susan Feninger’s STREET

Dating in the city

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Let’s face it, dating in a city like Los Angeles isn’t easy. First you have to find the right person, then your schedules have to magically align, and just when you think you’re in the clear, you realize you still have to find the right venue. There’s not much we can do to help with the who and when, but Susan Feninger’s STREET in Los Angeles, CA can solve the question of what and where. Read More

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Tour de Dessert – Los Angeles

Pasadena to Culver City, LA's got it all

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As the eclectic culinary scene in Los Angeles continues to rage on, it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The multifaceted culinary melting pot of Los Angeles has been represented and spurred on by the various cultures, talented chefs, and the hungry bellies that define the “Angeleno.” Lucky for us, they didn’t forget the dessert. Read More

Drink + Food + News

Chambers Eat + Drink: New Happy Hour

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Last week, Chambers Eat + Drink, in San Francisco, CA announced the start of their new Happy Hour! Every Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. join them for a delicious new menu of “Bar Bites” and drinks. Read More