Gastronomy in the Garden at The Royce

As we continue to grow more conscious of our carbon footprint and the ways we affect our world, the way that we eat has also gained much attention. From fair trade issues to the slow food movement to the locavore movement, chefs are actively green and environmentally conscious now more than ever. Last week, Chef David Feau of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA held a special dinner – Gastronomy in the Garden, introducing their organic and eventually self-sustaining garden at The Royce.  Read More

Celebrate Labor Day

If you love 3 day weekends as much as we do, then you, too, must be bursting with excitement. But what to do with the extra time off? Here are some options. Read More


FigOly at the Luxe City Center Hotel

 Join the Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles in welcoming FigOly with former Top Chef contestant, Chef Alex Resnik. This Californian restaurant with a Northern Italian flare boasts of a main dining room with a bar and lounge, as well as a outdoor terrace overlooking L.A. Live. FigOly currently offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, an outdoor terrace menu, and a list of artisan cocktails. Read More

Events & Festivals

Oktoberfest is just around the corner

Join Wirtshaus in Los Angeles, CA starting Saturday, September 22 at 3:00PM through Saturday, October 20, 2012 for Oktoberfest.  Be there to kick off the event, as a surprise celebrity – German of course, will be tapping the ceremonial keg to be served “on the house” to  seated guests with the purchase of an entrée. The remainder of the festival includes rotating food and drink specials, live traditional German music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday, and Erdinger giveaways! 345 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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Summer Rose Special at Monsieur Marcel

Join Monsieur Marcel in Los Angeles, CA for the Summer Rose Special priced at $12.50 per guest at the Original Farmers Market location only, day or night. This deal includes:

– Monsieur Marcel Malbec Rose 2011 Pays D’Oc
– Cuvee du Golf de Saint Tropez Cotes-de-Provence 2011
– Tavel Vignobles du Soleil 2010
– A selection of Monsieur Marcel brand tapenades, including Black Olive, Caponata & Lemon Artichoke

6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


Salivation station

A wine-fueled foray into the eclectic culinary mecca that is Los Angeles, the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival celebrated a weekend of culinary excellence August 9th – 12th. Although technically smaller than the inaugural LA Food and Wine Festival, the food, fun, and excitement was still at an all time high. And without further adieu, here is a drool-worthy parade of what was served up at this year’s festival. [click to see the full sized image]


In addition to the tastings showcased at this years festival, the acclaimed chefs providing these morsels of deliciousness were also present. Including Chef Brian Malarkey, Chef Susur Lee, Chef Michael Chiarello and more.

And to quench your thirst, hundreds of vineyards both local and international poured a wide variety of libations – from vodka to wine to champagne to sake.

Photo Credit: Natalie Woyshner


LUCKYRICE Night Market and Festival

As we previously reported, on Saturday, August 4th, Angelenos had the opportunity to attend the LUCKYRICE Night Market and Festival hosted by Sang Yoon of Lukshon and Father’s Office. If you weren’t lucky enough to join the festivities, here is a quick snapshot of some of  the deliciousness that you missed.

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Savory ice creams

Just as we silly Californian’s thought we had narrowly escaped the summer scorchers, August has brought on the usual heat wave. Cool down with a different type of frozen treat – the savory kind.

  • Lobster Ice Cream at Cousins Maine Lobster   –  butter lobster wrapped in rich vanilla ice cream for a sweet and salty combination. 
  • Spiked Gelato at Enoteca Drago –  enjoy boozy gelato served in Earl Grey Fennel Gin and Espresso Downtown Brown Ale flavors.
  • Porc Phat at L.A. Creamery –  Bacon and ice cream – Iberico lardo, sweet Asian pears, hazelnuts, and pure mint gel. ‘Nuff said.
  • Black Sesame at Sweet Rose Creamery – Black Sesame Ice Cream made with Meiji Tofu soy milk

Photo Courtesy of Cousins Maine Lobster – Lobster ice cream

Events & Festivals

Susan Feniger’s STREET Food

Want to learn how to cook gourmet food from around the world? Renowned Chef Susan Feniger, with co-authors Kajsa Alger and Liz Lachman, can help turn your kitchen into a melting pot with delectable recipes from her book, STREET Food: Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes. This cookbook not only includes gourmet recipes hand-picked from different parts of the world, but it also incorporates stories from her travels and personal pictures. Chef Susan will be meeting fans and signing her cookbook at the following locations – don’t miss your chance to meet her! Read More

Events & Festivals

Inaugural LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Night Market

Rounding up LA’s top culinary talent of the Asian persuasion(in cuisine of course) is the inaugural LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Night Market on Saturday, August 4th from 7PM – 10PM. Located in Culver City in the East Asian Design Warehouse at HD Buttercup and hosted by LA’s own Sang Yoon of Father’s Office and Lukshon, guests have the opportunity to eat, drink, and play for a night with all things Asian inspired. Read More

Whiskey Night at Mohawk Bend

Join Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA for Bowen Whiskey Night tomorrow, Thursday August 2nd!  Enjoy cocktail specials featuring Bakersfield-made Bowen’s Whiskey and pairings from Chef Mike Garber ($9-$12). Read More