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Marcona on Melrose Revamps for Year Two New décor

New sammies and a new chef!

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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

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“Business Lunch” at Drago Centro

New prix fixe lunch menu!

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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

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Tinhorn Flats Hollywood

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

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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

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New Year. New You. Part 3

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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

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WP24 welcomes new pastry chef and new dessert menu

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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

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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