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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

Drink

Blackbird Bar Launches Indian Summer Drink Menu

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It’s mid summer and we’re in the mood for a great cocktail! This Sunday, Blackbird Bar in San Francisco, CA will be launching their new Indian Summer menu featuring an array of uniquely concocted drinks that will satisfy the taste buds of any “parched” individual.  Read More

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News

San Francisco and Washington, DC Food Gurus Partner Up

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This summer, two food-focused startups come together to start something… well, genius. Two Degrees, Inc. and Earth Starter are partnering up to help fight childhood hunger in America. How? Through Two Degrees, Earth Starter will donate four meals to children in need for every Nourishmat that’s purchased. Read More

Food

Patina’s Paleo prix fixe menu

A closer look

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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

Recipes

National Zucchini Day!

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National holiday or not, zucchini is pretty damn delicious. So in honor of National Zucchini Day(Thursday, August 8th) and just eatting zucchini, here’s a fun and healthy no cook vegetarian recipe ala FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place from Executive Chef Pascal Lorange! Read More

Events & Festivals

Taste America – Traveling Food Festival

From the James Beard Foundation

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Join the James Beard Foundation for Taste America: Local Flavor from Coast to Coast in Los Angeles, CA. This five weekend festival promptly hits Los Angeles’ Union Station on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th featuring award winning chefs Rick Bayless, Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael Cimarusti, Jeremy Fox, and Karen Hatfield. Read More

Events & Festivals

Cheese and charcuterie at Tam O’Shanter

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There’s nothing quite like the experience of salivating with a beautiful platter of artisan cheeses and gorgeously cured charcuterie dancing before you, dang.. that umami. If cheese and charcuterie tickles your fancy Tam O’ Shanter in Los Angeles, CA has announced a new high end cheese and charcuterie program by Executive Chef Mark Kalenderian. Boasting of 10 perfectly matured  international cheeses per menu rotation and a variety of premier meats, this program offers to broaden your fromage palate. Read More

Events & Festivals

Cochon Heritage Fire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Any excuse for a barbeque and you know we’re in. On Sunday, August 11th, get your forks, knives or just plain ol’ fingers ready and join fellow meat-lovers for Cochon Heritage Fire at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA for an epic carnivorous feast! Read More

Events & Festivals

CHAYA Brasserie’s Family Affair Anniversary Menu

And it gets scandalous...

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Ok, not really scandalous, but there is a delicate prix fixe menu involved! Join CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA from August 5-31, 2013 for their “Family Affair” Anniversary Menu celebrating CHAYA’s 30th anniversary in the U.S. as well as CHAYA’s 400 years of Japanese history. Read More

Paleo menu at Patina

Diet while dining out

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As the fitness craze continues and Angelenos find themselves perpetually dieting and exercising, we all know the struggle of dieting while eating out. If you are following one of the more recent diet trends – the Paleo diet – a diet focused on consuming foods from our hunter-gatherer ancestors of the Paleolithic era, avoiding processed foods i.e. dairy, cereal grains, refined sugars, etc. and promoting weightloss and a number of health benefits; boy oh boy, its your lucky day!  Read More

Food

LA Magazine Hidden Pop Up Dinner

Hosted by Lexus

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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

Events & Festivals

Superba Snack Bar turns 1!

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Celebrate Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA‘s first birthday with a fancy dinner on Thursday, August 8th from 6PM – 10PM. Bring out the stretchy pants and enjoy a six course prix fix menu from the brillant minds of LA’s best. Read More

Events & Festivals

Happy 2nd birthday Wirtshaus!

Saturday July 27th

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Party with Wirtshaus in Los Angeles, CA as they turn 2 on Saturday, July 27th from 3:00PM – 12:00AM. Guests can enjoy live German music, beer, classic Wirtshaus dishes, and the schnitzel special like the signature, the “Wirtshaus Schnitzel” Read More
Events & Festivals

Beachwood BBQ’s SourFest Returns!

With the best sour beers around!

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Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach and Seal Beach, CA welcomes the return of SourFest starting Tuesday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 8th. With both locations serving sours on every tap, owner Gabriel Gordon will showcase and serve an extensive and unique selection of sour beers. Read More

Events & Festivals

National Tequila Day!!!

Tomorrow, July 24th

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Some of the craziest stories are thanks to our good friend Tequila, so lets drink in honor of it tomorrow and go streaking! Here are a few ways you can enjoy this titilating beverage! Read More