Vosges Haut-Chocolat Beverly Hills Boutique’s launching event

A world of sweet and pure imagination

Beverly Hills officially welcomes Vosges Haut-Chocolat into town as Chocolatier Katrina Markoff brings us truffles, bon bons, chocolate bars and much more. At the Wednesday, November 16, launch of Vosges newest boutique in Beverly Hills, guests celebrated and experienced an evening of exotic and experimental chocolate. Read More

Food

Interview with ‘Take a Bao’s’ Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth

Studio City's latest Asian fusion spot

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If you’ve been to the food court in Century City then you’ve more than likely seen the original Take a Bao, an Asian inspired, quick casual, bun centered eatery. With the opening of their big brother in Studio City, Take a Bao brings their buns into a finer dining arena.

We had a chat with Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth about the new venture, his childhood, and sleep deprivation. Read More

Food

Thanksgiving to go round up

A list of turkey day takeouts in L.A.

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Why cook on Thanksgiving when you can grab it to go? We’ve compiled a list of restaurants around L.A. that are willing to cook up your dinner for you. Call ahead to make sure that they can accommodate you. Don’t be left baking a last minute turkey. Read More

Food + Travel

Where is Marina del Rey?

A day in the Rey + video of chef Daniel Roberts catching and cooking us some fish

Be honest, how many of you know what’s up with Marina Del Rey? Boasting the largest constructed small yacht harbor in the world, isn’t it weird that it doesn’t stand out more to you? We spent half a day in the Rey to check out what exactly was going on over there.

What do you do in MDR?

Here’s a short list.

Or you could do what we did, venture onto a chartered sportfishing boat and catch your dinner. Read More

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Food

Mendocino Farms: stirring your inner foodie

Artisan sandwiches, local produce, and green conscious

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From their humble beginnings starting at a failed Starbucks location in Downtown, Los Angeles, Mendocino Farms has now opened its 4th location in West Hollywood, CA offering their artisanal sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups for lunch and dinner. Read More

Drink + Food

The Tripel: food and drink balancing act with chef Brooke Williamson

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The Tripel in Playa del Rey, CA, is a bar and restaurant opened earlier this year by chef/couple Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson. The Tripel is their third project, Beechwood in Venice being their first followed by Hudson House in Redondo Beach. We visited Brooke during one of their newly available lunch hours to chat about how she became a chef, beer cocktails and the impeccable marriage of beer and food. Read More

Food

‘The Royce at the Langham’s’ Chef de Cuisine David Féau

From farming to fine dining

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Chef David Féau‘s long list of culinary accomplishments range from Corporate Executive Chef of the Patina group, former protégé of Guy Savoy, and he was named one of the six best chefs in France under 30 by Le Chef Magazine. Chef David now finds himself as the Chef de Cuisine of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA introducing a new kind of fine dining cuisine to the Angeleno palate. Read More

Food

City Tavern’s chef Jessica Christensen and her craft beer pairings

Plus a video of Jessica explaining her favorite raw ingredient

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After being inspired by a man that cooked food at San Quentin State Prison, Jessica Christensen decided to try her hands in the culinary world. After years of working in fine dining establishments like the Ritz Carlton and the Montage, chef Jessica now has a place she calls home. City Tavern is located in downtown Culver City and has been around for less than a year, but Jessica has already made quite the reputation for her dinner pairings with beers from local breweries. Read More

Food

Taiwanese street dishes: 5 to try in Los Angeles

The great thing about living in L.A. is the foreign street cuisine that’s readily available. Having gone to popular night markets in Taiwan (an island country in East Asia, located off the southeastern coast of China) like Raohe Street, Huaxi Street and Shilin, and eaten some of the most distinguished Taiwanese street foods, we knew what to look for here in L.A. County and the San Gabriel Valley. Here are 5 Taiwanese street dishes to try that don’t require a passport.
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Food

Get your crab on – Dungeness Crab Fair at Chaya Venice

Tachibe’s menu focuses on Euro-Asian flavors accentuating the mighty crustacean

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If you love eating crab but hate working for it – not a problem, Chaya Venice is doing the work for you! Kicking off this week at Chaya Venice is the Dungeness Crab Fair from October 24 to November 6. For the next two weeks, Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe – whose formal culinary training in French technique began at age 15, has created a six item savory Dungeness crab dinner menu in addition to the regular fare at Chaya Venice. Read More

Food

Meeting of the culinary masterminds – Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

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The First Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, October 12 and continued until October 16 all over Los Angeles. The Lexus Grand Tasting Event at L.A. Live, spanning 2 days, was no exception to the excitement. Star studded with celebrity chefs, over 300 wines, and the Lexus Tasting Lab, patrons of the event found themselves at the height of decadence and luxury with an all you can drink and eat feast from some of the nations top chefs and wineries. Read More

Drink + Food

L.A. Beer Float Showdown 3: Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy and Eagle Rock Brewery take home the win

The 3rd Annual Beer Float Showdown, presented by FoodGPS.com, where five chefs are paired with five California breweries to create an original beer float wrapped up today. The judges were prominent beer and ice cream aficionados; the attendees. The competition included chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals and “Top Chef” with Tustin Brewery and Smog City Brewing Co. brewer/owner Jonathan Porter, chef CJ Jacobson of The Yard and “Top Chef” with Firestone Walker rep Jace Milstead, chef Laurent Quenioux of Vertical Wine Bistro and LQ@SK with Beachwood BBQ and Brewing brewmaster Julian Shrago, chefs Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy of The Oinkster and Maximiliano with Eagle Rock Brewery brewmaster Jeremy Raub and chef Thi Tran and Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen with Ladyface Ale Companie brewmaster Dave Griffiths and owner Cyrena Nouzille. Read More

Food

‘Top Chef All-Stars” Angelo Sosa and restaurateur Curtis Nysmith brings an ‘elevated’ gastropub experience to West L.A.

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It would probably take us a while to taste all 120 beers offered on tap over at the SmithHouse Tap & Grill in West Los Angeles. It’s a gastropub, created by Owner, Curtis Nysmith, with a cocktail list, automated draft system, where you can pour your own booze at the table and a “classical American cuisine with a global influence” menu created by “Top Chef All-Stars'” Angelo Sosa. Read More

Food

Chicago’s Pat Bertoletti downs 264 gyozas at the 5th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

Eating contests are never pretty, just watch an episode of Adam Richman’s Man V. Food. Last weekend, in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, top MLE (Major League Eating) competitors like Matt Stonie, Sonya Thomas and Patrick Bertoletti came to compete for $5,000 and bragging rights at the 5th annual gorge-fest that is the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship and joined by hundreds of spectators. The previous record was held by 2011 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, Joey Chestnut with 231 gyozas. And this time the record was broken by number two competitive eater in America, Chicago’s Patrick Bertoletti with 264 gyozas in ten minutes. Read More

Gordon Ramsay raises the bar on ‘MASTERCHEF’

TV personality and chef Gordon Ramsay says he’s “excited” for the new season of “MASTERCHEF” — the contestants have stepped it up a notch and they are determined to win the title of “MASTERCHEF.” Read More

Ahn-Joo food truck, bless you and your Seoul

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The Ahn-Joo food truck is hitting the streets starting June 18 at the LA Film Festival. Chef Debbie Lee gave us a sneak peek as she whipped up Korean-inspired pub grub. Read More