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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

Events & Festivals

La Condesa of St. Helena, CA Gets Cut Throat!

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If you’re a foodie and a secret lover of reality television (because let’s face it, that’s guilty pleasure at it’s finest), but you still haven’t seen Food Network’s new show, Cutthroat Kitchen… well, you oughta! We’re not kidding when we tell you we’re huge fans ourselves. Great food and a fight to the death (metaphorically speaking) all in one show? It’s all such exciting drama and it has gotten us hooked!

Executive Chef Chris Mortenson of La Condesa in St. Helena, CA recently debuted on the show and the folks of Napa are excited! In celebration, La Condesa will be hosting a one-time viewing party, this Sunday, October 20th starting at 6:30 p.m! 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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Events & Festivals

Inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay

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For 25 years, Taste of the Nation has been holding fundraisers in over 40 different cities across the States to help fight childhood hunger. This year, we’re excited to announce that the inaugural Taste of the Nation East Bay will be held on Sunday, October 20th at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA! Read More

Food

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

HALL Wines Celebrates Release of 2010 “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon

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We’ve been waiting all summer long and now it’s finally here! This weekend, HALL Wines in St. Helena, CA invites guests to partake in “Les Bon Temps” (The Good Times) for the celebration of the highly anticipated 2010 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon. Join fellow food and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, September 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the exclusive premier of Kathryn Hall and get a little Cajun with an all-you-can-eat outdoor crawfish boil!

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Events & Festivals

Elixir SF Hosts NFL Kickoff Party Pop Up!

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Football season is back, and yes, you heard us right… there’s free food involved! Starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday, September 8th, grab your buddies and cruise over to Elixir in San Francisco, CA for kickoff!  Read More

Events & Festivals

Food GPS – Fried Chicken Festival

LA's Best + Fried Chicken, what more can you ask for

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Join FoodGPS on Sunday, September 15th from 4PM – 7PM at LOT 613 in the downtown L.A. Arts District for FoodGPS’ Fried Chicken Festival. Showcasing 11 of L.A.’s top chefs and their fried chicken mastery, guests will enjoy a smorgasbord of fried chicken along with side dishes, desserts, craft beer, and cocktails. 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

Food

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

Food

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

Events & Festivals + Food

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

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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

Events & Festivals

LA Times – THE TASTE

Event line up!

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LA Times’ THE TASTE is just around the corner so bring your appetite and stretchy pants Labor Day weekend at Paramount Studios! Heres the event line up! Read More

Events & Festivals + Food Drink Report

Celebrate Riesling Wine with a Four-Course Dinner

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This Thursday, August 15th, join Luce Restaurant in San Francisco, CA for a one night celebration of Rieslings! Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey, will be preparing an exclusive four-course menu that will be paired with Rieslings from these renowned wineries: Dr. Loosen, Robert Weil, Maximin Grünhaus (von Schubert) and Fritz Haag.  Read More

Food

LeKa relaunched!

with Chef David Feau

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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