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Thanksgiving: Where to eat in LA

Want to leave the cooking to someone else this year?  You’re in luck, as always our wonderful city is offering some great Thanksgiving alternatives to staying at home that will keep you stuffed all night long! The Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire Chef Claudia Fossa has prepared a 3-course, $125 menu to celebrate Thanksgiving in […]

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New Orleans to New York City: Part I

Last month I took myself on a delicious foodie vacation.  First stop, was New Orleans for four days of po’ boys, oysters, beignets, and the Louisiana Seafood Festival.  Then it was off to New York to visit friends and get a pastrami and pizza fix for another four days.  Mid-October is an incredible time to […]

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Hot Chef September: Ari Taymor

Smoked. Lavender.  Duck.  Three sexy words in my culinary dictionary and what chef-on-the-rise, Ari Taymor, was preparing during his recent cooking demo at the Los Angeles Times Taste event that closed summer with a delicious bang.  Despite having a close mutual friend, I had never met Chef Taymor, but had heard only amazing things about his […]

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Go South: Jackson’s Food + Wine

Where do you live?  West Hollywood?  Los Feliz?  Santa Monica?  Downtown?  Think El Segundo is too far for dinner?  I used to think so too.  However, recently I have been exposed to some quite impressive dining delights in the South Bay.  Most recently I attended a tasting at Jackson’s Food + Drink.  Standing between two […]

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LA is one Tasty City

While some food perverts will be spending Labor Day Weekend at beaches, lakes, or backyard bbq’s, plenty will be attending THE TASTE  presented by the L.A. Times at Paramount Studios.  This  impressive food event embraces LA’s top shelf restaurants for three days of incredible flavors and palate experiences.  Co-hosts this year include Michael Cimarusti (Providence, […]

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Rebel Rebel

Rebel rebel, you’ve torn your dress.  Rebel rebel, your face is a mess.  Rebel rebel, how could they know?  Hot tramp I love you so!  This is what comes to mind when I hear the word “rebel,” if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to download this classic by David Bowie ASAP!  […]

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Be Bad, End up at Dog Haus.

I was actually on really good behavior and still ended up at Dog Haus yesterday! The truth is, I was invited to the well-known Pasadena establishment to welcome the launch of their new collaboration with Sausage Master/Food Show Host/Funny Man, Adam Gertler.  Gertler has exclusively given Dog Haus the restaurant rights to his brand of […]

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Tacolandia!!!

Want to know what one of my favorite four-letter words is?  TACO.  In only five more days, (June 23rd if you don’t feel like counting) the most exciting new food festival of the summer will be upon us!  The first ever Tacolandia!  LA Weekly and street-food aficionado, Bill Esparza, have teamed up to bring us […]

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Tweet This: Hinoki & the Bird

When two signs from the universe heavily hinted that I needed to get my ass into Hinoki & the Bird, I finally did.  My aunt, living on the east coast, e-mailed me an article about it, “Don’t know if you’ve been yet, but it sounds amazing!” and later that same day I ran into a […]

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Pairing and Teasing: A Food Fare Preview!

There is no finer pairing than good food and good drinks.  Unless, it’s good food and a good cause. I was impressed by all pairings recently, when Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles and Culver City’s notable eatery, The Corner Door, got together for a tasting menu pairing incredible dishes and delicious cocktails.  The menu was specially […]

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