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Boxing Room and Risibisi: Whole-Goat Dinner

A five-course pre fixe menu featuring Rossotti Ranch Goat.

Join Boxing Room’s Executive Chef Justin Simoneaux and Chef Brian West of Risibisi this Monday, May 20th, when they present their Whole-Goat Dinner! The first time event will take place at Boxing Room in San Francisco, CA with seatings at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Read More

Events & Festivals

Cochon 555 Los Angeles

Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink

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On Sunday, May 5th gaggles of patrons joined the packed house at the Los Angeles House of Blues to take “pigging out” to a whole other level at Cochon 555. In Cochon tradition, five of Los Angeles top chefs came together for an epic culinary battle of heritage pigs from nose to tail paired with binge eatting, booze, booze, and booze.

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Events & Festivals

National Burger Month!!

..means free burgers for your friend!!

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There is no dish more classically American than the hamburger [ok, ok, hotdogs do give them a run for their money] and the month of May celebrates this iconic entree in all its glory with National Burger Month. Join Burger Lounge throughout Los Angeles and San Diego for the “Burger Love Tour” where guests enjoy one burger and get a second one FREE! The offer is valid for the 100% grass-fed beef Lounge and “Classic” Burgers, Free-Range Turkey Burger,Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger, and grass-fed limited time offer Lamb Burger with Asadero Cheese, Jalapeño Relish and Housemade Tomatillo-Green Chile Mayo.

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15% off at Chambers with a Purchase of ArtPadSF Ticket

Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 2013.

That’s right folks, with a ticket purchase to this year’s ArtPadSF, guests will be treated to 15% off at Chambers Eat + Drink at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, CA! Read More

Mother’s Day Round up

It's the mother load...

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It’s that time again, celebrating and honoring the women who raised us, fed us, and made sure the bed bugs didn’t bite. Although mommy is there for us all 365 days a year, Mother’s Day reminds us to show how much we love and appreciate her, but how do we top last year?! No, seriously.. how? Where do we even start? Here are some options:

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HOT ITALIAN

Authentic Italian cuisine in the East Bay!

HOT ITALIAN at the Public Market in Emeryville, CA has been getting rave reviews these past couple of months and we’re not surprised as to why. This fast paced, authentic Italian eatery is serving up handcrafted signature pizzas made from locally sourced ingredients that would make any expat Italian feel and taste a bit of home. Read More

Cinco de Mayo [May 5th]

Oh the fun we'll have!

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, but how will you honor the Mexican victory at the battle of Puebla? Aside from downing pitcher after pitcher of margaritas, here are some events to accompany your drinking. Read More

Food

Willie Jane at Abbott Kinney

Courtesy of Chef Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson

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Restaurateur Brad Johnson, Director of Operations David Borrego, and Executive Chef Govind Armstrong have opened  Willie Jane, a new restaurant to join Abbott Kinney at 1031 Abbott Kinney Boulevard.  The restaurant will serve up Chef Armstrong’s take on family style Southern American cuisine focusing on low country coastal dishes. The beverage program will focus on a specialty collection of bourbon and a seasonal cocktail menu with Southern classics. 1031 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.

Photo credit – Nico Marques.

4th Annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”

A sold-out event!

This Sunday, April 27th, HALL Wines in St. Helena, California will be hosting their 4th annual “Hall Cabernet Cookoff”. Thirteen chef-teams will be competing to support a local charity of their choice by preparing a series of their finest “small bites” to pair with the newly released HALL 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Read More

Secret Scoop Thai Gelato

Pssst... we’ve got a secret... and a great one at that!

As the weather is warming up in the Bay Area the cravings for cold sweets are ever present. Gelato, ice cream’s lighter, oftentimes healthier version has caught our attention and is making our taste buds go wild. We’re not talking the standard gelato flavors you find in your local market. Though they’ll always remain the classics; vanilla, chocolate and even pistachio just don’t seem to cut it with Secret Scoop Thai Gelato in San Francisco, CA.

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Food

Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

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Comfortably nestled in the residential heart of Pasadena, the Langham boasts the refined ambiance and elegance from a forgotten era. The Royce Wood-Fired,  Pasadena, CA remains the  flagship restaurant after its introduction two years ago. Yet one month ago, a new Chef de Cuisine, Anthony Zappola, helmed the operation to create a new take on the American Steakhouse. Complete with aged American beef, Wagyu, Japanese Kobe cuts and a smattering of seafood and vegetables, prepare to be indulged.

Tasty events through April

Oh the gluttony...

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While the month of April slowly winds down and the winds of Los Angeles continue to blow our skirts up, you might get hungry in between. So when that happens, here are a couple tasty dinners for you to get your grub and drink on!

National Eggs Benedict Day!

A national holiday for everything!

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The term “national holiday” seems to be used quite loosely now a days, but really, who cares – just another good reason to stuff our faces. So lets all celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day on Tuesday, April 16th!!

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Arlequin Wine Merchant hosts “Ribolla Fest”

Italy meets Napa meets San Francisco!

Get a taste of Ribolla Gialla wines at Arlequin Wine Merchant, in San Francisco, CA! The Friulian grape, native to Italy, will be featured and explored with winemakers from Arnot-Roberts, Ryme, Grassi, Massican, Forlorn Hope, Arbe-Garbe and Matthiasson at “Ribolla Fest” on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Read More

Events & Festivals

Chaya Downtown’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Now till April 19th

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Welcome spring and celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival now until Tuesday, April 19, 2013 with Chaya Downtown in Los Angeles, CA. For those of you who are not in the know- myself included, Cherry Blossom trees also bare cherries. (I don’t know about you, but I always thought cherry blossom trees were purely ornamental). Read More

Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Exclusive screening of SOMM!

Take a look behind the scenes of the life of a Sommelier and what it takes to actually become one. This year, Pebble Beach Food & Wine will celebrate its 6th year by hosting over 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs! Join them April 4th-April 7th for various wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and one of the most exclusive and unique dining experiences along the picturesque coastline of Monterey County, CA! Read More

Food

Chef Ricardo Zarate Introduces Paichẽ to Marina del Rey

Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!

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Did you know that Peru has the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? No? Well, neither did we! Chef Ricardo Zarate along with partner Stephane Bombet have done it again with the opening of their third restaurant, Paichẽ, a Peruvian izakaya in Marina del Rey, CA! Read More

Shopikon launches in San Francisco, CA

Explore the city’s treasures like a local!

 

Whether you’re new to the area, just visiting or a local yourself, finding the sweetest spots in such a compact city can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to look. Skipping the chain stores and discovering the city’s independent “hidden” gems couldn’t be easier with Shopikon, an online shopping guide, launching this past week in San Francisco, CA! Read More