Tag: Los Angeles

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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