Paleo menu at Patina

Diet while dining out

As the fitness craze continues and Angelenos find themselves perpetually dieting and exercising, we all know the struggle of dieting while eating out. If you are following one of the more recent diet trends – the Paleo diet – a diet focused on consuming foods from our hunter-gatherer ancestors of the Paleolithic era, avoiding processed foods i.e. dairy, cereal grains, refined sugars, etc. and promoting weightloss and a number of health benefits; boy oh boy, its your lucky day!  Read More

Mother’s Day Round up

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:

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Cinco de Mayo [May 5th]

Oh the fun we'll have!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, but how will you honor the Mexican victory at the battle of Puebla? Aside from downing pitcher after pitcher of margaritas, here are some events to accompany your drinking. Read More

Tasty events through April

Oh the gluttony...

While the month of April slowly winds down and the winds of Los Angeles continue to blow our skirts up, you might get hungry in between. So when that happens, here are a couple tasty dinners for you to get your grub and drink on!
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National Eggs Benedict Day!

A national holiday for everything!

The term “national holiday” seems to be used quite loosely now a days, but really, who cares – just another good reason to stuff our faces. So lets all celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day on Tuesday, April 16th!!

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Easter round up!

More than chocolate eggs and bunnies

So when exactly did they move Easter to March? If you’re like me, confused and just realized Easter is this coming Sunday, here’s our Easter round up to help a brotha out! Read More

Super Bowl XLVII Round up

49er's vs Ravens... vs Hunger

Game day is almost here and whether you’re a Niners fan, a Ravens fan or watching for the Destiny’s Child reunion, we can all agree that getting in on that game day grub is every bit as important. So here’s a round up of tasty tailgating treats to help you get started. Touch down. Read More

NFL Super Bowl at Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

It's game time!

Hut, Hut, Hike! Whether you’re a Niner’s fan or a Raven at heart, come watch the big game Sunday, February 3rd at Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. This modern, chic beachfront hotel is offering their Shore’s Sideline Super Bowl Package to all who want to watch and celebrate Super Bowl XLVII with some serious style. The package includes bottomless mimosas, overnight accommodations, pizza, wings and entrance to Shore Hotel’s NFL Super Bowl XLVII Sunday viewing party starting at just $299! Read More

Food Tank

Challenge accepted

With the diversity of food nowadays it’s hard to take a step back from whatever delicious morsel you’re about to devour and realize just how broken the food system actually is. “More than 1 billion people are obese, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night and at least 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.” We know — that’s a lot to take in. However, we’re staying hopeful and you should too. Up to the challenge of changing this, agricultural experts Ellen Gustafson and Danielle Nierenberg will be launching their new campaign, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank on Thursday, January 10th. Read More

Food Drink Report

A foodie Halloween

Making your blood boil...kinda, not really.

Halloween is just around the corner and of course it lands on a Wednesday. What better way to celebrate All Hollows Eve on a weeknight than by gorging yourself with Halloween themed food and drinks! Let’s see what we’ve got around town… Read More

National Breakfast Month

We love breakfast, yes we do! We love breakfast, how about you?!

Yet another national holi-month is upon us and this time we’re chowing down on mountains of breakfast for National Breakfast Month! How can you deny yourself that crispy bacon or the gooey yolk of a fried egg any longer? Well, deny thy self no more, let’s celebrate! Read More

Garlic Fair at CHAYA Venice

SEPTEMBER 4 – 30, 2012

Join CHAYA Venice in Venice, CA for their 17th annual Garlic Fair through the month of September. CHAYA Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe offers yet another inventive garlic-centric tasting menu available alongside the dinner menu in both the dining room and bar/lounge area. Read More

Spice up Sunday Night Football

A better way to get your grub on

Although we all love the standard BBQ, hot wings, pizzas, and chips at any tailgate party or game day viewing, elevate your game day dining experience with these following establishments! Read More

Celebrate Labor Day

Well hello there Mr. 3-Day-Weekend

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

Food Drink Report

Summer Rose Special at Monsieur Marcel

What a deal

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.

Savory ice creams

Cot dangit, it's hot

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