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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.
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Chef Ricardo Zarate Introduces Paichẽ to Marina del Rey

Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!

Did you know that Peru has the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? No? Well, neither did we! Chef Ricardo Zarate along with partner Stephane Bombet have done it again with the opening of their third restaurant, Paichẽ, a Peruvian izakaya in Marina del Rey, CA! Read More

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Pinkies Up! Afternoon Tea at Mignon

Get cheeky!

Be honest. Even as an adult, the private tea parties you used to host, with special guests Mr. Buttons the fluffy rabbit and Rainbow the unicorn, and hey, even Mr. G.I. Joe the toy soldier, still bring back fond memories. Who hasn’t wanted to take part in a proper tea party? Well now you’re in luck, and no you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to “be a guest, and put the service to the test!” Mignon, Los Angeles, CA – known for their take on Old World, rustic French cuisine, fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie – has launched their Afternoon Tea series! Read More

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Sushi Roku celebrates its Sweet Sixteen

Sushi galore!

Let’s face it; any reason to celebrate with sushi is always a good one. An elegant and creative sushi meal for an amazing deal? Even better. This month, Sushi Roku in Los Angeles, CA is celebrating their 16th anniversary and the deals, well, couldn’t get any better! Join them until the end of March for their Sweet Sixteen menu, featuring both classic fan-favorites as well as some brand new creations. Read More

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Marcona on Melrose Revamps for Year Two New décor

New sammies and a new chef!

Marcona, Melrose, CA— an East Coast meets West Coast gourmet sandwich eatery with Mediterranean influences, is celebrating their first birthday this year with a completely new revamp! Last week they announced their temporary closure from Monday March 11th until Wednesday March 20th. What will be new to Marcona? A new interior that will soon include a strong drip coffee program as well as an iced- coffee system, a revised menu with new sandwiches and sides and the introduction of their new chef, Andy Sonnefeld, a Phili expat with an impressive culinary background! Read More

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“Business Lunch” at Drago Centro

New prix fixe lunch menu!

For the businessman or woman looking to stop in for a more gourmet lunch, check out Drago Centro in Downtown, Los Angeles for their new prix fixe “Business Lunch” menu by Chef Celestino Drago and Chef de Cuisine Ian Gresik. Read More

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Tinhorn Flats Hollywood

Saddle up! It’s time for a “darn good” burger.

Yee-haw! Tinhorn Flats, a Burbank original, is bringing the Wild, Wild West to Hollywood, CA! The sleek-meets-rugged saloon and grill is staying close to its roots by offering delicious, reasonable fare, featuring a variety of their renowned “darn good” burgers! Read More

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New Year. New You. Part 3

Take a lesson from the pros!

The first month of the New Year has flashed by. Still on track with a healthier you? There are a variety of options in Los Angeles nowadays that offer incredibly tasty, healthy menu items — but sometimes all you want to do is snuggle up and dine in for a change! Need some inspiration past the pre-mixed salad and vinaigrette dressing for your next in-home meal? Matthew Kenney Culinary in Santa Monica, CA is now offering their Weekend Intensive raw foods preparation courses that will help enlighten the health-nut in you! Read More

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WP24 welcomes new pastry chef and new dessert menu

A change of pace

WP24 at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA welcomes new pastry chef Michael Aguilar replacing former pastry chef Sally Camacho. Offering a broader range of flavor profiles, both with and without an Asian influence, Chef Aguilar’s dessert menu suits a wider variety of palates.  Read More

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New Year. New You. Part Two.

Macrobiotic Happy Hour will bring out the healthy in you!

Alright, we’re now three weeks into the New Year. How’s that resolution of yours going? Not so great? Is that juicer not quite cutting it? We’ll try and make it a little easier for you. If you’re always hungry, as we are, and you want a light and healthy snack in between your meager serving of yogurt in the morning and the side salad you’ll be having for dinner, M Café in Hollywood, CA is dishing out some incredible menu items during their new Happy Hour! Read More

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New Year. New You. Part 1

Low cal dinner dates

Its been a little over two weeks into the new year (now be honest), who’s already broken their new year resolutions? Year after year, we make resolutions to better ourselves mentally, emotionally, and physically, but you know what – change is hard. For those of us attempting to dedicate our new year to a healthier self, we know that dining out can be quite tricky.  Luckily, the Esterel Mediterranean restaurant in the Sofitel in Los Angeles, CA is offering up a delish De-light menu.

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Burger Lounge – grass-fed wild game burgers.

Boars, elk, and venison oh my!

This year, the games are about to change. Burger Lounge in West Hollywood, CA, acclaimed for their use of eco-conscious 100% American grass-fed beef and fresh organic produce, is proud to announce the launch of their grass-fed wild game burgers! These burgers are indeed “game-changing” as ingredients will alternate on a bi-monthly basis. Read More

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City Tavern to host Great American Beer Festival award winners for a family-style beer dinner

On Sunday, December 2nd with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Join City Tavern in Culver City, CA on Sunday, December 2nd at 6 PM for a family-style beer dinner. That’s right family-style. Which means you’ll have to sit next to strangers and actually have a conversation! Take that Los Angeles! Read More

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Last minute Thanksgiving solutions

It's not too late!

It’s that time of year again! The holidays. What should be time spent relaxing and cherishing new memories with family and friends is often time spent stressing over mismatched itineraries and prepping that turkey you know you’re more than likely going to burn. With the busy work week ahead of you, why stress in the kitchen? This year, take a load off. We’ve compiled a small list of LA’s options for a stress-free Thanksgiving. Read More

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Pineapple Express’ Sam Choy

Luau on wheels - Hawaiian heritage cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The long list of Chef Sam Choy’s accolades seem endless as he has starred in his own cooking show, appeared on various Food Network Challenges, written 16 cookbooks, and won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Pacific Region. But as far as we’re concerned, his greatest achievement – as the leading authority on authentic Hawaiian cuisine, is bringing a taste of the islands to the mainland with Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express. Offering “more hula for your moolah,” Sam Choy’s style of Hawaiian comfort food reflects the melting pot and heritage of the Hawaiian islands. But what is Hawaiian comfort food? We asked Chef Sam Choy and heard it straight from the horses’ mouth. Read More

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Los Angeles happy hour round up: Echo Park, Hollywood, WeHo

Taste Terminal's Happy Hour Round Up III

Good golly gas prices are deplorable, and we thought it was bad last time! Conveniently, happy hours are a great way to get your fill and save your dough – that or a good way to drink your sorrows away. So here it is, Happy Hour Round Up Part Three. Read More