Drink + Food + News

Chambers Eat + Drink: New Happy Hour

Chambers 2 middle seats at Be Amazing bar

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

Events & Festivals + Food

La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival and Night Market


Once a year the greatest eateries in the Bay Area come together to celebrate the diversity and all around amazing-ness of street food. From Mexican tamales and corn on the cob to pita pockets stuffed with all sorts of melt-in-your-mouth goodness, these incredibly talented cooks and chefs are dishing out their best! Read More


LeKa relaunched!

with Chef David Feau


LeKa, from the owners of Wokcano, in downtown Los Angeles announced the addition of Chef David Feau [formerly of The Royce in Pasadena, CA] earlier this summer and we finally got the chance to see and taste what he had in store. Read More


Patina’s Paleo prix fixe menu

A closer look


The idea of eating healthy or diet food are usually synonymous with cardboard, flavorless, and just friggen gross. But not today folks, Patina in downtown Los Angeles’ Executive Chef Charlies Olalia has announced a Paleo prix fixe menu and with no particular end in sight. As we posted last week, fine dining and diet trends have collided at Patina with this seasonal/rotating menu and at a great value! Here’s a closer look: Read More


LA Magazine Hidden Pop Up Dinner

Hosted by Lexus


Los Angeles Magazine hosted the Hidden Pop up dinner, in part hosted by Lexus, at Malibu Café in Calamigos Ranch, CA. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a family barbecue, relaxed with a touch of elegance that any event hosted by Lexus and LA Magazine always lend. Read More


Chambers Eat+Drink Sunday Summer Series

Chambers French

It’s apparent that the weather in the Bay Area thus far has been a bit out of the ordinary. It’s actually warm out! Really, really warm. What better way to spend these real summer days than relaxing by poolside? This year, Chambers Eat + Drink and the iconic Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, CA bring new meaning to “Sunday Funday” with the launch of their Sunday Summer Series. Read More


Micah Wexler honors Maestro Martino at The Residency: Dead Chefs

Tonight at Umamicatessen


Join Micah Wexler at Umamicatessen in DTLA tonight and every Thursday through August for The Residency – Dead Chefs. This rotating dinner series is Chef Wexler’s homage to past chefs who have advanced and influenced cuisine by “doing something different”. Featuring a broad range of chefs, time periods, countries, and cuisine, tonights dinner pays homage to Maestro Martino, a celebrity chef of his day. Bridging the gap between medieval times and the food of the renaissance, Martino influenced what would be Italian cuisine of today. Through this special one time event, Chef Wexler illustrates a snapshot of culinary evolution through both traditon and inspiration. And here’s our snapshots from our preview!

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National Donut Day!

I swear, this one's real!

Donut Snob

Tomorrow and every first Friday of June is National Donut Day! Created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI, National Donut Day means donut binging for you! Read More


Willie Jane at Abbott Kinney

Courtesy of Chef Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson

Willie Jane_back patio_Nico Marques Photekt credit

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.


Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

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.

Chef Ricardo Zarate Introduces Paichẽ to Marina del Rey

Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!

Paiche_Full dining room ©RyanTanaka

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


Pinkies Up! Afternoon Tea at Mignon

Tea and cake - horizontal

Be honest. Even as an adult, the private tea parties you used to host, with special guests Mr. Buttons the fluffy rabbit and Rainbow the unicorn, and hey, even Mr. G.I. Joe the toy soldier, still bring back fond memories. Who hasn’t wanted to take part in a proper tea party? Well now you’re in luck, and no you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to “be a guest, and put the service to the test!” Mignon, Los Angeles, CA – known for their take on Old World, rustic French cuisine, fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie – has launched their Afternoon Tea series! Read More


Sushi Roku celebrates its Sweet Sixteen

Sushi galore!

Kobe Meatball Lettuce Cups

Let’s face it; any reason to celebrate with sushi is always a good one. An elegant and creative sushi meal for an amazing deal? Even better. This month, Sushi Roku in Los Angeles, CA is celebrating their 16th anniversary and the deals, well, couldn’t get any better! Join them until the end of March for their Sweet Sixteen menu, featuring both classic fan-favorites as well as some brand new creations. Read More


Marcona on Melrose Revamps for Year Two New décor

New sammies and a new chef!


Marcona, Melrose, CA— an East Coast meets West Coast gourmet sandwich eatery with Mediterranean influences, is celebrating their first birthday this year with a completely new revamp! Last week they announced their temporary closure from Monday March 11th until Wednesday March 20th. What will be new to Marcona? A new interior that will soon include a strong drip coffee program as well as an iced- coffee system, a revised menu with new sandwiches and sides and the introduction of their new chef, Andy Sonnefeld, a Phili expat with an impressive culinary background! Read More


“Business Lunch” at Drago Centro

New prix fixe lunch menu!

Drago Centro Interior USE

For the businessman or woman looking to stop in for a more gourmet lunch, check out Drago Centro in Downtown, Los Angeles for their new prix fixe “Business Lunch” menu by Chef Celestino Drago and Chef de Cuisine Ian Gresik. Read More


Tinhorn Flats Hollywood

Saddle up! It’s time for a “darn good” burger.


Yee-haw! Tinhorn Flats, a Burbank original, is bringing the Wild, Wild West to Hollywood, CA! The sleek-meets-rugged saloon and grill is staying close to its roots by offering delicious, reasonable fare, featuring a variety of their renowned “darn good” burgers! Read More


New Year. New You. Part 3


The first month of the New Year has flashed by. Still on track with a healthier you? There are a variety of options in Los Angeles nowadays that offer incredibly tasty, healthy menu items — but sometimes all you want to do is snuggle up and dine in for a change! Need some inspiration past the pre-mixed salad and vinaigrette dressing for your next in-home meal? Matthew Kenney Culinary in Santa Monica, CA is now offering their Weekend Intensive raw foods preparation courses that will help enlighten the health-nut in you! Read More


WP24 welcomes new pastry chef and new dessert menu


WP24 at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA welcomes new pastry chef Michael Aguilar replacing former pastry chef Sally Camacho. Offering a broader range of flavor profiles, both with and without an Asian influence, Chef Aguilar’s dessert menu suits a wider variety of palates.  Read More