Cupcake War winner Annette Starbuck to open storefront

The goodies are here! Brought to you by the Goodie Girls and Cupcake Wars Season 3 winner, Annette Starbuck opens her Los Angeles storefront in Glendale, CA on Sunday, November 20th. The grand opening event will include live music, savory appetizers, a chocolate photo-booth, and of course Goodie Girls cupcake samplings. The first 75 lucky guests will receive a complimentary gift bag including products from NuBar, Soap Cafe, and a Cake Up from the Goodie Girls to name a few. Read More

The Tripel: food and drink balancing act with chef Brooke Williamson

The Tripel in Playa del Rey, CA, is a bar and restaurant opened earlier this year by chef/couple Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson. The Tripel is their third project, Beechwood in Venice being their first followed by Hudson House in Redondo Beach. We visited Brooke during one of their newly available lunch hours to chat about how she became a chef, beer cocktails and the impeccable marriage of beer and food. Read More

Little Dom's serving up holiday desserts, Malibu and Wine offers Thanksgiving menu to-go and more!

The Deli at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is serving up a holiday dessert menu from Apple Pecorino Cheese Crostata for $36, Spiced Pepita Brittle (4 oz. container) for $3.95 to Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Raisin Glaze for $36. Order must be placed by November 22.

Magnolia Bakery in West Hollywood is baking up specialty treats like pumpkin spice cake, dried cranberries and aromatic spices with caramel cream cheese frosting (3-layer 6” or 3-layer 9” $36/60) plus pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie for $3 and single thick slice of double crust apple, Black Bottom Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for $24. Order must be placed by November 20.

Malibu and Vine Bar & Grille in Malibu is offering a ‘Thanksgiving To Go’ menu for $24 per person with a four person minimum. Inquire about the 6 bottle $125 wine pairing option that is available. Order must be placed by November 20 and pick up is November 23 from 12 PM – 6 PM. Call 818-889-6086 to place an order. Read More

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade with NPH, Christmas beer tasting and more!

Friday

Christmas Beer Tasting, Part I
Taste Christmas beers from Deschutes, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Port Brewing, Stone Brewing Co. and The Bruery.
Cost: $5
When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Pacific Park Market, 27792 Aliso Creek Road 
Suite B100, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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'The Royce at the Langham's' Chef de Cuisine David Féau

Chef David Féau‘s long list of culinary accomplishments range from Corporate Executive Chef of the Patina group, former protégé of Guy Savoy, and he was named one of the six best chefs in France under 30 by Le Chef Magazine. Chef David now finds himself as the Chef de Cuisine of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA introducing a new kind of fine dining cuisine to the Angeleno palate. Read More

Dripp coffee shop announces opening

Dripp, a new boutique coffee bar is opening in Chino Hills later this month. Coffees from a slow drip bar will be complimented with ice cream sandwiches. The coffee selection comes from around the world and they grind all their beans fresh, manually pull all shots, handcraft every espresso drink, and hand drip to order every cup of coffee.

'Cupcake + Art,' a vegan cupcake competition with cupcake-themed art show

The ladies behind Urban Food Crawl, a weekly vegan food tour of downtown L.A., are back with another vegan-friendly event called “Cupcake + Art“, a vegan cupcake competition where you get to be the judge. The event plans to feature ten bakers from the Los Angeles area competing for the title of the best vegan cupcake around town. The participating bakers include Food Network's Cupcake Wars' Kim Aeck and Kim Thurman of Bake You Happy, Clara Polito of Clara's Cakes, and more. We have details from organizer Jen Bardekoff, and a definition of what makes a 'vegan' dish vegan from the Internet's most infamous vegan blogger. Read More

City Tavern's chef Jessica Christensen and her craft beer pairings

After being inspired by a man that cooked food at San Quentin State Prison, Jessica Christensen decided to try her hands in the culinary world. After years of working in fine dining establishments like the Ritz Carlton and the Montage, chef Jessica now has a place she calls home. City Tavern is located in downtown Culver City and has been around for less than a year, but Jessica has already made quite the reputation for her dinner pairings with beers from local breweries. Read More

Mr. C's new Italian tapas and cocktails menu, Tar & Roses opening plans

Mr. C Beverly Hills, new Italian tapas and cocktails menu starts at 5 PM with a selection of three “Cicchetti” appetizers or four varieties of cheeses and charcuteries for $35 per person, which includes an “Aperitif” drink.

Chef Andrew Kirschner‘s new neighborhood restaurant Tar & Roses, Santa Monica, plans to open in late November or December is described as “at once rustic and elegant, simple and complex, masculine and feminine.” Read More

Burrata with Warm Butternut Squash, Sage and Pepitas from chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern

Here is an exclusive recipe, perfect for the Fall from chef Jessica Christensen of City Tavern in Culver City. Read More

Taiwanese street dishes: 5 to try in Los Angeles

The great thing about living in L.A. is the foreign street cuisine that’s readily available. Having gone to popular night markets in Taiwan (an island country in East Asia, located off the southeastern coast of China) like Raohe Street, Huaxi Street and Shilin, and eaten some of the most distinguished Taiwanese street foods, we knew what to look for here in L.A. County and the San Gabriel Valley. Here are 5 Taiwanese street dishes to try that don’t require a passport.
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TAKE A BAO's Halloween debut, Wirtshaus' one-day 4 course prixe fixe menu

TAKE A BAO in Studio City opened for business yesterday serving Asian and French fusion cuisine under Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth's tutelage.

Wirtshaus on La Brea is having another German food pairing event on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for $45 per person. Two seatings available at 7 PM and 9 PM. Read More