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Micah Wexler at The Residency

at UMAMIcatessen

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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

Drink

Cinco to host Strand Brewing for ‘Tap Takeover’

Eight brews paired with taco specials

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Newly opened tapas restaurant, Cinco, in Westchester is hosting a tap takeover with local brewery, Strand on Wednesday, May 29 from 3 PM – 11:30 PM. Eight different styles of brews will be available in full pints, half pints and sampler sizes. If you enjoy swag, they’ll also have hats, shirts and pint glasses you can take home by winning a raffle. A raffle ticket comes with each pint purchased. One person will have a chance to win a special release of Strand Second Sheep Russian Imperial Stout (say that fast five times). Cinco, 7241 West Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, California 90045 Read More

Events & Festivals

Cochon 555 Los Angeles

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

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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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Events & Festivals

National Burger Month!!

..means free burgers for your friend!!

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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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Mother’s Day Round up

It's the mother load...

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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!

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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

Food

Willie Jane at Abbott Kinney

Courtesy of Chef Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson

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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.

Food

Open: The Royce Wood-Fired

Fine dining and ambiance at The Royce

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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.

Tasty events through April

Oh the gluttony...

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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!

National Eggs Benedict Day!

A national holiday for everything!

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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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Events & Festivals

Chaya Downtown’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Now till April 19th

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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

Food

Chef Ricardo Zarate Introduces Paichẽ to Marina del Rey

Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!

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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

Food

Pinkies Up! Afternoon Tea at Mignon

Get cheeky!

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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

Easter round up!

More than chocolate eggs and bunnies

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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

Food

Sushi Roku celebrates its Sweet Sixteen

Sushi galore!

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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

Events & Festivals

St. Patrick’s Day Round Up

Green beer anyone?

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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