See what's cookin'

ChocoChicken is coming and its coming your way! An idea born by an indecisively hungry man, Sean Robins, Keith Previte, Lee Weinberg, and Adam Fleischman [Umami Burger and 800 Degrees] bring you a whole new fried chicken experience. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, ChocoChicken dishes up a chocolate inspired menu from the fried chicken itself, to sides and desserts. Read More


The Fare Trade

Artisan foods shipped straight to your door

The ease of home delivery is undeniable and with the addition of a monthly subscription? Hot dog. The surprise of a monthly gift to yourself can brighten anyones day and now with The Fare Trade, you can sign up to receive specialty artisan foods in the mail. Read More


Thanksgiving Roundup!

Gobble gobble

Winter has finally arrived in Los Angeles – well an LA winter that is. It’s time to stuff our faces and hibernate for Thanksgiving weekend. Read More


Badmaash: family recipes and modern interpretations on Indian cuisine

Indian eats in DTLA

Serving a unique spin on fine Indian cuisine coupled with a variety of unique spirits, Badmaash has some solid eats. Family owned and operated, many of the dishes take after the Punjabi region of India where the Chef was born. Read More


The Church Key Opens in West Hollywood

Innovative American dining hitting Sunset Strip

A bit of DTLA’s flavor has dropped into West Hollywood, CA at The Church Key. Hitting Sunset Strip, this innovative American cuisine and dining experience comes from the minds of Chef Steven Fretz  and Joseph Sabato – formerly with Michael Mina, and Devon Espinoza of Pour Vous. Guests enjoy a wide variety of tapas size dishes brought to your table by cart (literally a la carte, har har) and an ecclectic menu dishing up internationally inspired cuisine paired with artisan cocktails and adult otterpops! Read More


3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Have mercy this post is late..

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival was as spectacular as ever with the bright lights, celebrities, rivers of wine, and gastronomical genius – it was not a weekend to be missed. Jam packed with the doe-eyed and hungry, this 4 day event boasted of culinary mastery and the endless flow of every varietal of wine.   Read More


FIG & OLIVE unveils farmer’s menu

Meet the farm at your table

Wendell Berry famously said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, CA embodies this farm to-table ethos with Chef Pascal Lorange’s Farmer’s Menu. At a recent private event, Chef Lorange and founder, Laurent Halasz, invite the very farmers who supply their ingredients to the figurative and literal table to discuss the ethics and inspiration behind farm-to-table cuisine. Read More


Tuesdays are Date Night at Susan Feninger’s STREET

Dating in the city

Let’s face it, dating in a city like Los Angeles isn’t easy. First you have to find the right person, then your schedules have to magically align, and just when you think you’re in the clear, you realize you still have to find the right venue. There’s not much we can do to help with the who and when, but Susan Feninger’s STREET in Los Angeles, CA can solve the question of what and where. Read More


Tour de Dessert – Los Angeles

Pasadena to Culver City, LA's got it all

As the eclectic culinary scene in Los Angeles continues to rage on, it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The multifaceted culinary melting pot of Los Angeles has been represented and spurred on by the various cultures, talented chefs, and the hungry bellies that define the “Angeleno.” Lucky for us, they didn’t forget the dessert. Read More


LeKa relaunched!

with Chef David Feau

LeKa, from the owners of Wokcano, in downtown Los Angeles announced the addition of Chef David Feau [formerly of The Royce in Pasadena, CA] earlier this summer and we finally got the chance to see and taste what he had in store. Read More


Patina’s Paleo prix fixe menu

A closer look

The idea of eating healthy or diet food are usually synonymous with cardboard, flavorless, and just friggen gross. But not today folks, Patina in downtown Los Angeles’ Executive Chef Charlies Olalia has announced a Paleo prix fixe menu and with no particular end in sight. As we posted last week, fine dining and diet trends have collided at Patina with this seasonal/rotating menu and at a great value! Here’s a closer look: Read More


LA Magazine Hidden Pop Up Dinner

Hosted by Lexus

Los Angeles Magazine hosted the Hidden Pop up dinner, in part hosted by Lexus, at Malibu Café in Calamigos Ranch, CA. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a family barbecue, relaxed with a touch of elegance that any event hosted by Lexus and LA Magazine always lend. Read More


Micah Wexler honors Maestro Martino at The Residency: Dead Chefs

Tonight at Umamicatessen

Join Micah Wexler at Umamicatessen in DTLA tonight and every Thursday through August for The Residency – Dead Chefs. This rotating dinner series is Chef Wexler’s homage to past chefs who have advanced and influenced cuisine by “doing something different”. Featuring a broad range of chefs, time periods, countries, and cuisine, tonights dinner pays homage to Maestro Martino, a celebrity chef of his day. Bridging the gap between medieval times and the food of the renaissance, Martino influenced what would be Italian cuisine of today. Through this special one time event, Chef Wexler illustrates a snapshot of culinary evolution through both traditon and inspiration. And here’s our snapshots from our preview!

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National Donut Day!

I swear, this one's real!

Tomorrow and every first Friday of June is National Donut Day! Created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI, National Donut Day means donut binging for you! Read More


Willie Jane at Abbott Kinney

Courtesy of Chef Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson

Restaurateur Brad Johnson, Director of Operations David Borrego, and Executive Chef Govind Armstrong have opened  Willie Jane, a new restaurant to join Abbott Kinney at 1031 Abbott Kinney Boulevard.  The restaurant will serve up Chef Armstrong’s take on family style Southern American cuisine focusing on low country coastal dishes. The beverage program will focus on a specialty collection of bourbon and a seasonal cocktail menu with Southern classics. 1031 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.

Photo credit – Nico Marques.


Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

Comfortably nestled in the residential heart of Pasadena, the Langham boasts the refined ambiance and elegance from a forgotten era. The Royce Wood-Fired,  Pasadena, CA remains the  flagship restaurant after its introduction two years ago. Yet one month ago, a new Chef de Cuisine, Anthony Zappola, helmed the operation to create a new take on the American Steakhouse. Complete with aged American beef, Wagyu, Japanese Kobe cuts and a smattering of seafood and vegetables, prepare to be indulged.