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Micah Wexler at The Residency

at UMAMIcatessen

Join Micah Wexler for his second stint at The Residency at UMAMIcatessen in DTLA now through August. Celebrate the contributions of past iconic culinary figures to the culinary arts of today with this rotating series. This Thursday June 6th, pay homage to Marie Antoine Careme with Chef Wexler’s one time tribute menu.  Please call for reservations and seatings. 852 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 Read More

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Cochon 555 Los Angeles

Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink

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.

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National Burger Month!!

..means free burgers for your friend!!

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.

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Chaya Downtown’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Now till April 19th

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Round Up

Green beer anyone?

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

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Chef Ricardo Zarate – 4G4Hope

Help fight child hunger!

No child should ever go hungry. That’s a given. What’s not is the fact that in today’s age child hunger is an on going epidemic. Chef Ricardo Zarate is on a mission to help end it by participating in 4G4Hope, a competition Angeleno magazine, Verizon and Samsung are sponsoring to gift one of four local celebrities top prize of $10,000 to give to the charity of their choice. Read More

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Café del REY’s Rockin’ The Red Bar Challenge

Go Red for Women, and sh-sh-shake it!

Ever wonder just who the best bartender in Los Angeles is? Find out this Thursday, February 28th at CAFÉ del REY’s Rockin’ the Red Bar Challenge, in Marina del Rey, CA! Five of Marina del Rey’s top restaurants – CAFÉ del REY, Hal’s Bar and Grill, Chart House, James Beach and Tony P’s will be represented by their best bartender to compete for the title of “tastiest red cocktail.” These star bartenders will be slinging out their unique mixed drinks using Tito’s Vodka and participating patrons will be able to vote for their favorite! Read More

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Red Rooster at Post & Beam: A Taste of Harlem in Baldwin Hills

A sold out night of reinvented soulful classics and after party!!

Celebrate Black History Month this Tuesday, February 26th with renowned chef, Marcus Samuelsson, at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills, CA. For one night only,guest chef, Samuelsson and the kitchen at Post & Beam will be recreating soulful classics from Samuelsson’s signature Red Rooster cuisine, such as Ethiopian Tacos with Injera Bread and Tartare; Braised Oxtail with Fried Plantains; and Crawfish Beignets with a Honey-Beet Tartar Sauce.  This sold out event will be donating a portion of the proceeds generated benefit the Los Angeles chapter of C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program).  Read More

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Valentine’s Day Round Up

Last minute ideas to impress your sweetheart.

Yikes! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Forgot to make plans? No worries! As always, we’ve put together a nice round up for those of you panicking to make a good impression this year. Get cozy with your sweetheart and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one! XOXO Read More

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Haven Gastropub’s Head-To-Tail Dinners

Get your roast on!

How would you spruce up an already fascinating menu that blends old world European cuisine with a modern American twist? Offer a 6-course menu featuring whole pig and lamb! That’s right, Pasadena, CA‘s Haven Gastropub’s Executive Chef, Greg Daniels, has recently added “Head-To-Tail Dinners” to the ever- intriguing Gastropub’s menu. Read More

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Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

For the love of craft beer!

If you’re a true lover of craft beer then it should tickle your fancy to know that there’s an event where you can “get cozy” with the genius brewmasters who created them. The highly anticipated annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is back June 1st in Paso Robles, CA! This year’s event will feature over 40 national as well as international craft breweries and more than 20 local restaurants and their chefs. Enjoy the brews, while munching down on some good eats and listening to live music! Read More

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Bock Fest 2013

Beer lovers rejoice!

If your New Year’s resolution wasn’t to go out and try as many new beers as you could possibly handle — it should have been! Bock Fest 2013 is coming to LA on January 26th from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Taste a large array of uniquely brewed beers, grab a souvenir glass mug and vote for your favorite Bock! Read More

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CAFÉ del REY’s Bourbon-Pairing Dinner with Heaven Hill Distilleries

Warm up this cold winter with a little bourbon!

Cafe del Rey

Is it just us or has Southern California seemed a bit chilly these past few weeks? Bring on the sun… or better yet, bring on the bourbon! CAFÉ del REY in Marina del Rey, CA welcomes Heaven Hill Distilleries to their exclusive “Shine by the Sea” dining event on Thursday, February 7th. Executive Chef Daniel Roberts will be dishing out an impressive four-course menu designed around the heavenly, bone-warming liquor itself. Read More

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Time to dineLA again – Jan. 21 – Feb 1.

"Eat your heart out LA" - starting with The Parish, FIG & OLIVE, and Napa Valley Grille

Parish - restaurant week

Once a year the foodie heavens decide to grace us with a little mercy. For a week, fine dining becomes ridiculously affordable. The restaurants that you always thought were a little out of your price range are now … well, not! From January 21 st through February 1st, locals and visitors alike will get to taste some of Los Angeles’ diverse culinary scene, featuring some of the most noteworthy restaurants the city has to offer with dineLA Restaurant Week. From Spanish Salt-cured Tuna with Duck Fat Potatoes to house made Mushroom Agnolotti, we’ve got the scoop on 3 renowned eateries and the mouth-watering dishes they’ll be serving up! Read More

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Inaugural L.A. Bacon Fest

Everything is better with…..

Bacon. Perhaps the best cut of meat that has ever graced us carnivorous beings, this smoky, briny form of perfection is coming to us full throttle. For the bacon lover in us all, it’s time to rejoice! On Saturday, February 9th, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, CA will be hosting Mendocino Farms’ inaugural LA Bacon Festival from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Read More

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Cochon555 Fifth Anniversary Tour

Here piggy, piggy, piggy...

The undeniable and overwhelming love of pork is not to be understated as the reign of bacon and all other pork products surely is upon us- and with no end in sight. Celebrating the all mighty pig is the fifth anniversary tour of Cochon555 where 5 chefs, 5 pigs, and 5 wineries compete  in a nose to tail cook off promoting sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. This year’s tour hits 10 cities and promptly lands at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA May 5th. Guests will be treated to a pork feast of seven whole heritage pigs and the winning chef will then move on to compete at the Grand Cochon at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen.

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