Eat & Drink


Champagne + Ponies (& an Easter Egg Hunt)

Champagne + Ponies (& an Easter Egg Hunt)

Want to step out of the box this Easter? Nix the ham and have some roasted free range Jidori chicken, steak and eggs, or seared basil salmon. Reject chocolate bunnies and order a Bananas Foster chocolate chip scone or a fruit mousse tostada. It’s brunch and a glass of champagne at Santa Anita Park’s Turf [...]

Baking with Grist & Toll

Baking with Grist & Toll

Natural leaven or commercial dried yeast? How does one naturally develop gluten? Dutch oven, baking stones, or an outdoor oven? Is the transition from white bread to whole grain painful? And, what in the world is “Autolyse”? Find the answer to all of these questions, and more, at Grist & Toll‘s new Bread Baking Series [...]

Flavors of Morocco

Flavors of Morocco

Can you smell it? Cumin, olives, and preserved lemons working its magic in a pot of tagine. Can you taste it? Sesame, toasted flour, and almond “truffles” infusing the selloh, cumin and roasted bell pepper cumin chakchouka, eggplant salad, and tomato and preserved lemon crostini. These smells and tastes can all be yours if you [...]

Chef Walkabouts

Chef Walkabouts

It is said that Chef Jessica Koslow “lavishes the love” on breakfast and lunch the way most chefs pine to create the perfect dinner. Koslow of Sqirl in Virgil Village will kick off a new series organized by A Sustainable Kitchen called “Chef Walkabouts” with an “on-site tutorial sharing (her) personal and professional insights on [...]

Blaze on Colorado

Blaze on Colorado

Our young HP consultant came in last week raving about the delicious, affordable, thin crust pizza at Blaze Pizza on Colorado Boulevard at the corner of El Molino. This young woman had the audacity to suggest that it was better than the pizza we order while sitting at the bar watching the master craftsman at [...]

Communal DIY Bread Bake

Communal DIY Bread Bake

(Text thanks to Joseph Shuldiner, Director of Institute of Domestic Technology) Join the Altadena Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Bread Bakers, and the Institute of Domestic Technology as they continue to invigorate the Southern California handmade bread movement. Through the grassroots efforts of a new crop of home bakers and a handful of new entrepreneurs, bread [...]

Get Happy at a Libation Celebration

Get Happy at a Libation Celebration

Are you a Craft Beer Crawl sort of person? Or, maybe Flavors from Around the Globe is more your speed. Perhaps small tastes of many is intriguing, therefore Flights of Fancy may be calling your name. These are all particular intineraries you can embark upon during Old Pasadena’s “Get Happy” event beginning March 1st through [...]

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

Team Le Cordon-Bleu

For five days the Los Angeles Le Cordon-Bleu, American Culinary Student Team will attend hands-on workshops, leadership meetings, lectures, tastings, have time to network, and, oh yes, compete. The American Culinary Federation Western Regional Conference competition will be held in Oakland on March 1st through 5th. Le Cordon-Bleu Los Angeles, with its school located on [...]

Cuisine de l’Amour

Cuisine de l’Amour

If Valentine’s Day means—to you—an ambrosial dining experience, then here are several options from which to choose: Vertical Wine Bistro is offering a cozy cheese plate for two with a pairing of Prosecco for $30. Their Valentine’s Day dinner menu includes a first course of shrimp bisque, fresh crab cakes, pappardelle pasta with scallops or [...]

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Just kneaded and shaped a loaf of bread? Instead of baking it by its lonely self in your oven, take it down to Grist & Toll‘s community “pop up” on Sunday, February 9th. Michael O’Malley of Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven (MOMO) will be on hand to pop your creation into his oven with other home [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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