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It’s hard out here for a rib

It’s hard… Which is why DJ Paul, of Academy-award winning Hip-Hop group Three 6 Mafia has made his own BBQ Rub. With a passion for cooking that you might not have known about, DJ Paul is bringing Memphis style cooking to your kitchen through his BBQ Rub seasoning. Several recipes utilizing the rub are featured on his site. BBQ Sauce coming soon.

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La Festa dei Sette Pesci: the Feast of Seven Fishes, a southern Italian tradition

La Festa dei Sette Pesci is a tradition originating from Southern Italy that’s celebrated on Christmas Eve in observance of the birth of Baby Jesus through a feast of seven fishes. The fish-centered meal comes from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence. Fish counts have been known to go up to nine different varieties.

Chef Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles has this to say, “The feast of seven fishes means experiencing a long standing Italian tradition, like stepping into the past when holidays meant good food, and family.” To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, restaurants in L.A. have created their own fish centered menus for one night only on Christmas Eve, December 24.

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Michael Young of Ombra: an accidental chef

Chef Michael Young of Ombra in Studio City, CA has been cooking for nearly 19 years, but he wasn’t always into cooking. With a diverse upbringing from his family owning sandwich shops in Brooklyn to playing college soccer in Boston and going to law school in California, Michael somehow ended up owning his own restaurant. We followed chef around the kitchen as he showed us how to make homemade ravioli, shared his thoughts on wine, the Ombra concept and soccer.

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Drink Food

Los Angeles happy hour round up: Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills

Got the Monday blues? Been a long week? Been a long day? Heck, been a long hour? We all need happy hour sometimes (if not all the time), so here is Taste Terminal’s Happy Hour Round Up from Hollywood to Santa Monica!

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Spike’s Fish House opens second location in Laguna Niguel

First opened in Rancho Santa Margarita a year ago, partners Tim Aspel and Bob Turner opened a second location last month in Laguna Niguel at 27020 Alicia Parkway #D. Spike’s Fish House has a simple formula, serve fresh grilled fish in a fast casual setting. Tim says, “there aren’t any secret recipes. We just start with the best ingredients to deliver great food, at a great price.”