Tour de Dessert – Los Angeles

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

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A foodie Halloween

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

Hudson House celebrates 3rd anniversary, Magnolia Bakery offering Oscar-themed cupcakes and more

The Hudson House in Redondo Beach, CA is turning three years old. To celebrate, chef and co-owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts will be throwing a classic Southbay Bash on March 4 from 3 PM – 8 PM with an outdoor BBQ. Offering freshly grilled tropical ocean flavors, Jello shots (i.e. guava and kumquat tequila), a spicy cachaça mojito, and a draught truck pouring hard to find brews for guests. 514 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. 310-798-9183.

As we watch the Academy Awards this weekend from our comfy couches, we can pretend we got some of that Academy Award swag as Magnolia Bakery in L.A. is offering the Black Tie Box. Available in packs of six ($22) or twelve ($44) on February 25 and 26 only, the Black Tie Box is a combination of three cupcakes: Red Velvet with whipped vanilla icing, Flourless Chocolate with vanilla bean meringue butter-cream and the Black and White Cupcake – chocolate cake with chocolate butter-cream and whipped vanilla icing. Call 323-951-0636 to order. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

City Tavern in Culver City is beginning its Market Basket Bartender program to shed some light on the cocktails available at the restaurant. Starting February 26, every Sunday from 3 PM to close, diners will be able to mix their own drinks based on seasonal ingredients decided upon by City Tavern bartenders Jeremy Back and Gia St. George.  Mixes will be made by blending a spirit, fruit, and syrup to combine one of three options within each category, creating a $6 cocktail. Spirits range from rum to rye to gin; the ‘fruit’ category will include fruit-flavors, herbs, and spices while the syrup section will include flavored syrups, bitters, and liqueurs. 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. 310-838-9739.

Sweets for your sweetie from Magnolia Bakery

The clock is ticking as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches and you are at an utter loss, pondering, “What do I buy?!” Luckily Magnolia Bakery in Los Angeles has a variety of Valentine’s Day treats available.

The menu includes items such as the Love Note Box ($30) – six classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream that spell out your L-O-V-E, wrapped in pale pink tulle and tied with bakery twine and a vintage tag (advanced orders only) to individual Valentine’s Day Cupcake ($3.50) in vanilla, chocolate or red velvet with chocolate or vanilla buttercream, decorated with red and white hearts, Valentine picks and sprinkles to the red velvet heart-shaped whoopie pies ($3.50) – mini red velvet cakes, sandwiched with pink whipped vanilla icing and much more.

Magnolia Bakery will be accepting advance orders until Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Pick up or delivery for advanced orders start now until Tuesday, February 14. A selection of the treats are also available for online orders until Thursday, February 9. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-951-0636.


Super Bowl happy hour all day at City Tavern, ‘Vegan Super Bowl’ at Tony’s Darts Away and more

City Tavern in Culver City is having specials all day on February 5 starting at 2:30 PM with happy hour prices plus $10 craft beer growlers. Chef Jessica Christensen will be cooking up “Special Super Bowl Bites” including meatballs, Spanish chorizo pigs in a blanket and more. Reservations are recommended. 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. 310-838-9739.

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank is featuring a menu of vegan and non vegan specials. The menu includes: hot buffalo-style “wings” with 818 valley ranch dressing; five layer dip with layers of vegan spicy bean dip, cheese, tomato salsa, avocado salsa, sour cream served with fresh fried tortilla chips; Frito Pie, Pozole, BBQ sliders on biscuits with slaw – filled with pulled pork or jackfruit. 1710 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. 818-253-1710.

Magnolia Bakery in L.A. is selling Magnolia’s classic vanilla or chocolate cupcakes decorated in your team’s colors along with Super Bowl decorations for $3.50 each. Call 323-951-0636 to place an order. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Lazy Dog Cafe at all nine of their locations across Southern California are offering an all-day happy hour deal. Menu includes: fresh beets and goat cheese, Hawaiian Ahi Poke, wok-fried calamari, Togarashi Edamame Beans and more.

Lakers cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery will be offering Lakers cupcakes starting on the late season-opener December 25, 2011. Their classic cupcakes in chocolate of vanilla topped with buttercream will have a twist with the Lakers logo for $3 and will only be available on home-game days, but pre-orders are encouraged. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-951-0636.

Little Dom's serving up holiday desserts, Malibu and Wine offers Thanksgiving menu to-go and more!

The Deli at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is serving up a holiday dessert menu from Apple Pecorino Cheese Crostata for $36, Spiced Pepita Brittle (4 oz. container) for $3.95 to Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Raisin Glaze for $36. Order must be placed by November 22.

Magnolia Bakery in West Hollywood is baking up specialty treats like pumpkin spice cake, dried cranberries and aromatic spices with caramel cream cheese frosting (3-layer 6” or 3-layer 9” $36/60) plus pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie for $3 and single thick slice of double crust apple, Black Bottom Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for $24. Order must be placed by November 20.

Malibu and Vine Bar & Grille in Malibu is offering a ‘Thanksgiving To Go’ menu for $24 per person with a four person minimum. Inquire about the 6 bottle $125 wine pairing option that is available. Order must be placed by November 20 and pick up is November 23 from 12 PM – 6 PM. Call 818-889-6086 to place an order. Read More