Food

New Year. New You. Part Two.

Macrobiotic Happy Hour will bring out the healthy in you!

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Alright, we’re now three weeks into the New Year. How’s that resolution of yours going? Not so great? Is that juicer not quite cutting it? We’ll try and make it a little easier for you. If you’re always hungry, as we are, and you want a light and healthy snack in between your meager serving of yogurt in the morning and the side salad you’ll be having for dinner, M Café in Hollywood, CA is dishing out some incredible menu items during their new Happy Hour! Read More

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New Year. New You. Part 1

Low cal dinner dates

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Its been a little over two weeks into the new year (now be honest), who’s already broken their new year resolutions? Year after year, we make resolutions to better ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically, but you know what – change is hard. For those of us attempting to dedicate our new year to a healthier self, we know that dining out can be quite tricky.  Luckily, the Esterel Mediterranean restaurant in the Sofitel in Los Angeles, CA is offering up a delish De-light menu.

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Burger Lounge – grass-fed wild game burgers.

Boars, elk, and venison oh my!

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This year, the games are about to change. Burger Lounge in West Hollywood, CA, acclaimed for their use of eco-conscious 100% American grass-fed beef and fresh organic produce, is proud to announce the launch of their grass-fed wild game burgers! These burgers are indeed “game-changing” as ingredients will alternate on a bi-monthly basis. Read More

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City Tavern to host Great American Beer Festival award winners for a family-style beer dinner

On Sunday, December 2nd with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Join City Tavern in Culver City, CA on Sunday, December 2nd at 6 PM for a family-style beer dinner. That’s right family-style. Which means you’ll have to sit next to strangers and actually have a conversation! Take that Los Angeles! Read More

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Last minute Thanksgiving solutions

It's not too late!

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It’s that time of year again! The holidays. What should be time spent relaxing and cherishing new memories with family and friends is often time spent stressing over mismatched itineraries and prepping that turkey you know you’re more than likely going to burn. With the busy work week ahead of you, why stress in the kitchen? This year, take a load off. We’ve compiled a small list of LA’s options for a stress-free Thanksgiving. Read More

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Pineapple Express’ Sam Choy

Luau on wheels - Hawaiian heritage cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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The long list of Chef Sam Choy’s accolades seem endless as he has starred in his own cooking show, appeared on various Food Network Challenges, written 16 cookbooks, and won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Pacific Region. But as far as we’re concerned, his greatest achievement – as the leading authority on authentic Hawaiian cuisine, is bringing a taste of the islands to the mainland with Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express. Offering “more hula for your moolah,” Sam Choy’s style of Hawaiian comfort food reflects the melting pot and heritage of the Hawaiian islands. But what is Hawaiian comfort food? We asked Chef Sam Choy and heard it straight from the horses’ mouth. Read More

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Los Angeles happy hour round up: Echo Park, Hollywood, WeHo

Taste Terminal's Happy Hour Round Up III

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Good golly gas prices are deplorable, and we thought it was bad last time! Conveniently, happy hours are a great way to get your fill and save your dough – that or a good way to drink your sorrows away. So here it is, Happy Hour Round Up Part Three. Read More

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New menu at Napa Valley Grille

Fall is finally here

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Napa Valley Grille in Westwood, CA is welcoming  fall with a seasonal menu created with all the richness of  autumn. Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux’s emphasis on organic California cuisine paired with exotic influences – taken from his loved ones, is bountiful and eclectic while remaining rustic and familiar. Read More

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1st Annual Crustacean Food Fair

CHAYA Downtown

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For the first time, and hopefully not the last, CHAYA Downtown in Los Angeles, CA is offering a Crustacean Food Fair[available for dinner only] for the month of October from the 1st to the 28th. Courtesy of Executive Chef Atsushi Kenjo, CHAYA Downtown patrons have the opportunity to enjoy an extensive menu dedicated to the almighty crustacean. Read More

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Supperclub Los Angeles

Dinner theater LA style

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Enjoying a lovely dinner in Los Angeles is not hard to come by, but enjoying dinner and a show? Hotdog. Join Supperclub Los Angeles in Hollywood, CA as they put their spin on dinner theater and tickling your senses.  Read More

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Thursday night family dinners at Huckleberry Cafe

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Join Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, CA every Thursday from 6PM – 9PM for Thursday Night Family Dinners. Wine and dine with friends and family with a rotating three course prix-fixe menu a la Chef Zoe Nathan – family style and priced at $30/person.[Kids 12 and under eat for half price; 5 and under eat free]. Read More

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Gastronomy in the Garden at The Royce

Talk about use of local produce

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As we continue to grow more conscious of our carbon footprint and the ways we affect our world, the way that we eat has also gained much attention. From fair trade issues to the slow food movement to the locavore movement, chefs are actively green and environmentally conscious now more than ever. Last week, Chef David Feau of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA held a special dinner – Gastronomy in the Garden, introducing their organic and eventually self-sustaining garden at The Royce.  Read More

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FigOly at the Luxe City Center Hotel

Brand spankin' new

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 Join the Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in welcoming FigOly with former Top Chef contestant, Chef Alex Resnik. This Californian restaurant with a Northern Italian flare boasts of a main dining room with a bar and lounge, as well as a outdoor terrace overlooking L.A. Live. FigOly currently offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, an outdoor terrace menu, and a list of artisan cocktails. Read More

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Food porn from the LA Food and Wine Festival

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A wine-fueled foray into the eclectic culinary mecca that is Los Angeles, the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival celebrated a weekend of culinary excellence August 9th – 12th. Although technically smaller than the inaugural LA Food and Wine Festival, the food, fun, and excitement was still at an all time high. And without further adieu, here is a drool-worthy parade of what was served up at this year’s festival. [click to see the full sized image]

                              

In addition to the tastings showcased at this years festival, the acclaimed chefs providing these morsels of deliciousness were also present. Including Chef Brian Malarkey, Chef Susur Lee, Chef Michael Chiarello and more.

And to quench your thirst, hundreds of vineyards both local and international poured a wide variety of libations – from vodka to wine to champagne to sake.

Photo Credit: Natalie Woyshner

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LUCKYRICE Night Market and Festival

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As we previously reported, on Saturday, August 4th, Angelenos had the opportunity to attend the LUCKYRICE Night Market and Festival hosted by Sang Yoon of Lukshon and Father’s Office. If you weren’t lucky enough to join the festivities, here is a quick snapshot of some of  the deliciousness that you missed.

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Magnolia Bakery’s 2nd Anniversary

Celebrating July 14th - 21st

Join Magnolia Bakery in Los Angeles, CA from July 14th-21st for a week long celebration of their 2nd year anniversary! Magnolia Bakery is partnering up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and will be celebrating with a special lemon themed menu showcasing items such as Lemon Cupcake, Lemon Cake, Lemon Bar, Lemon Shortbread Cookie, Lemon Muffin, and Lemonade. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of lemon items will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its fight against pediatric cancer. 8389 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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2012 Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting

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Ancient Rome was the perfect setting for food fans to indulge at Bon Appetit’s 6th annual Vegas Uncork’d and the feature event, the Grand Tasting. Set at the Caesars Palace pool, 50 of the nations’ top chefs and 30 sommeliers represented 60 restaurants serving everything from foie mousse to pork cheek yakitori, as well as do-it-yourself gin and tonics to lychee martinis. Read More

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Santa Monica Gets a Taste of NYC with West 4th and Jane

Delicious and unpretentious

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West 4th and Jane co-owner, Steve Liebermann noticed something that Los Angeles was missing.  He noted that L.A. had either high-end or dive bars, there wasn’t anything in between.  Liebermann wanted a type of place that creates a “friendly atmosphere for visitors, locals, and fellow New Yorkers to gather together and enjoy our hand-picked beers or a glass of wine and a delicious meal just blocks from the beach.” He did just that and West 4th and Jane has become a staple of the Santa Monica food scene for the past three years. Read More