Tag: Los Angeles

Liquid Nitrogen Caipiriniha prepared tableside from a roving cart was served as a frozen glass of ultra-boozy cachaca w/ lime & edible flowers that dissipates on the tongue

Jose Andres’ The Bazaar in LA

I’ve been privileged to savor the wonder that is molecular gastronomy done right, whether it be at Alinea, Baume or even the creativity of Coi. In visiting The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, I arrived with tempered expectations but left wowed. From DC/Spanish chef genius, Jose Andres, the meal is a wonderland of inventiveness that never commits the… Read more →

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Perfectly made cocktails at The Varnish in downtown LA

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly in LA Cocktails 2010

Last issue, I wrote about recent eats in Los Angeles… this week it’s cocktails. The cocktail renaissance of the past decade plus has taken a long time to hit LA. For a major city, they’ve been behind the NY and SF curve. I’ve been eagerly waiting for that sort of standard to become more prevalent in LA. It’s getting there,… Read more →

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Dogs & Belgian fries at Wurstkuche

9 LA Spots: From Animal & Jitlada, To Mexican Food & Ice Cream

Having spent a large part of my youth and post-high school years in OC, I was in LA all the time for concerts, films and food. Never could its endless sprawl enchant me as the great cities of the world do – it remains fiercely un-walkable, an endless network of overgrown suburbs and eye-sore strip malls lacking in Bohemian spirit.… Read more →

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Angelini's menu

Dining at 4 Italian and Sushi LA Classics

ANGELINI OSTERIA The best Italian I’ve eaten in Los Angeles… even LA Times calls Chef Gino Angelini: “hands down, the best Italian chef in LA.” Angelini Osteria is cramped: you’re literally sardine-packed in, but affably flirty Italian waiters and gustatory pleasures make you (almost) forget. You have to shout above the din, but even with a group of friends, I… Read more →

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Talking Pastrami, Cocktails, Coffee, Ice Cream & BBQ in LA

Having lived in Orange County/LA area a good portion of my life (with family still there), I head down South regularly, exploring LA haunts as much as I can, struggling much more in OC to find high-caliber food and drink but always on the hunt.  My recent visit provided yet more experiences worth sharing… DRINK Seven Grand – This is… Read more →

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Moonshadow's Malibu

Killer Santa Monica Coffee Spot & Cocktails with a View in Malibu

So my gorgeous sister just got married in So Cal and you know even despite the full week of family events and parties, I got in my fair taste of food and drink. Since I planned the bachelorette gathering, finding hip but chill locales was in order… here were the best from this trip: COFFEE Caffe Luxxe: My favorite LA taste… Read more →

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The Refresher

Exploring LA’s Original Farmers Market

Farmer’s Market (since 1934) Monday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm Saturday, 9 am-8 pm Sunday, 10 am-7 pm Some merchant hours vary 6333 West 3rd Street (and Fairfax) Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-9211 www.farmersmarketla.com The original Los Angeles Farmer’s Market started in 1934 with actual farmers selling produce from the back of their trucks in a dirt lot. Now it’s a… Read more →

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6-Month-Old Pizzeria Mozza

It almost doesn’t seem worth writing about a place that’s already such a hit… unless you love it enough to add your voice to the din. Though open little over half a year, reservations need to be made a month in advance and a line forms before it’s opening hour of noon. It’s not a hip “scene”, which is what… Read more →

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