Food

Michael Young of Ombra: an accidental chef

An eclectic path ending at his own restaurant

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Chef Michael Young of Ombra in Studio City, CA has been cooking for nearly 19 years, but he wasn’t always into cooking. With a diverse upbringing from his family owning sandwich shops in Brooklyn to playing college soccer in Boston and going to law school in California, Michael somehow ended up owning his own restaurant. We followed chef around the kitchen as he showed us how to make homemade ravioli, shared his thoughts on wine, the Ombra concept and soccer. Read More

Bistro 45 in Pasadena gets new chef, half off happy hour at Mezze

Steven Lona will take over Damon Bruner‘s spot as executive chef of Pasadena’s Bistro 45. Steven started his career at Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa and has worked at Studio at the Montage in Laguna Beach working under chef James Boyce and chef Craig Strong. 45 S. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.

Mezze is offering half off happy hour drinks and bar bites on Sunday – Thursday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM and Friday – Saturday from 11 PM to 1 AM. 401 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048. Read More