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.
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.
It's the mother load...
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:
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.
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
Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!
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
Be honest. Even as an adult, the private tea parties you used to host, with special guests Mr. Buttons the fluffy rabbit and Rainbow the unicorn, and hey, even Mr. G.I. Joe the toy soldier, still bring back fond memories. Who hasn’t wanted to take part in a proper tea party? Well now you’re in luck, and no you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to “be a guest, and put the service to the test!” Mignon, Los Angeles, CA – known for their take on Old World, rustic French cuisine, fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie – has launched their Afternoon Tea series! Read More
Let’s face it; any reason to celebrate with sushi is always a good one. An elegant and creative sushi meal for an amazing deal? Even better. This month, Sushi Roku in Los Angeles, CA is celebrating their 16th anniversary and the deals, well, couldn’t get any better! Join them until the end of March for their Sweet Sixteen menu, featuring both classic fan-favorites as well as some brand new creations. Read More
With little in the Los Angeles River to dye green, Angelinos will have to find another way to express their zeal for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th. Yeah, yeah, we know. You already had plans: getting trashed and binging on corned beef and soda bread. Old habits die hard. The gift of blarney not withstanding, there is plenty worth talking about as far as St. patty’s day festivities around Los Angeles. Read More
Marcona, Melrose, CA– an East Coast meets West Coast gourmet sandwich eatery with Mediterranean influences, is celebrating their first birthday this year with a completely new revamp! Last week they announced their temporary closure from Monday March 11th until Wednesday March 20th. What will be new to Marcona? A new interior that will soon include a strong drip coffee program as well as an iced- coffee system, a revised menu with new sandwiches and sides and the introduction of their new chef, Andy Sonnefeld, a Phili expat with an impressive culinary background! Read More