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FarmShop

FarmShop

WHY Yountville foodie elegance in Brentwood. WHAT Freshness is a fetish here, whether it’s braised sunchokes or perfectly cut shoestring fries from Weiser Farms potatoes. Jeffrey Cerciello, former culinary director of Thomas Keller’s casual dining division, has created an upscale larder featuring dishes (salmon rillettes, poached chicken salad) made with the best local produce alongside [...]

Eatalian Cafe

Eatalian Cafe

WHY A former textile factory transformed into a warehouse of authentic Italian cooking. WHAT Owner Antonio Pellini originally intended for Eatalian to be just a production facility for cheeses, gelati and baked goods. But the airy, industrial space is so big that a dining room was an easy addition. The restaurant veteran (he ran five [...]

Jennie Cook’s Vegetable Tian

Jennie Cook’s Vegetable Tian

I had a very odd tasting last week. It was the day before Christmas Eve, and a vegan couple from Arizona were in for the holidays and wanted to come in for a tasting. Naturally I made it work. They did not tell me that the mum was an editor of some Fancy Schmancy food [...]

Intelligentsia Pasadena

Intelligentsia Pasadena

WHY A multi-purpose café with indie cred in the midst of corporate Old Pasadena. WHAT Of course, Intelligentsia Pasadena has its own pour-over coffees, a gleaming espresso machine and practiced baristas. But this new location, in a historic brick building furnished with reclaimed church pews and electric blue walls, also has a beer and wine [...]

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival – Korea Without a Passport

If your 2012 culinary “To Do” list includes exploring Korean food beyond kim chee,  you’ll want to head to the 1st Annual Hansik Holiday Festival tomorrow, Friday, December 30th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Cathlyn Choi, of Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen on PBS SoCal, the festival is a celebration of Korean food, wine, culture, and entertainment.  In [...]

This Year, New Year’s Eve Will Be Great

This Year, New Year’s Eve Will Be Great

You swore you wouldn’t do it again and yet, here you are. You raise your bleary, post-Xmas head in which visions of sugar plums — whatever the heck they are — have polka’ed your plan-ahead gene into oblivion.  You realize — horrors! — it’s mere days until New Year’s Eve and you’ve forgotten to figure [...]

Big Box Holiday (No, Not That Kind)

Big Box Holiday (No, Not That Kind)

Go Go’ers, we’re down to a couple days of ho, ho, ho and counting for Baby J’s birthday bash this Sunday.  Here’s the problem.  After Sunday, comes Monday and there you are with a passel of house guests clamoring to see the “real” L.A. Or maybe that’s just you climbing the walls. Either/or, this bunch of Boxing Day forays is guaranteed [...]

Merry Twistmas to All

Merry Twistmas to All

Just about now, you’re hoping it’s YOU who’ll  get run over by a reindeer what with the Muzak-mauled carols, the mall-maddened crowds, and the 7-11-icky eggnog. De rigueur holiday gift: a cocktail guide stocking stuffer for the office party planner. To put you out of your seasonal misery, Ms. Go Go advises cutting the sugar with a little spice – say,  juniper [...]

3rd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl: Eat, Drink, and Give Merry

3rd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl: Eat, Drink, and Give Merry

You’ve been so very good this year…not to mention this season. Stay at the top of Santa’s “Nice” list while giving YOURSELF some holiday cheer by participating in the 3rd Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl, which benefits the Westside Food Bank and kicks off at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 17th. Don your fave holiday [...]

Eva

Eva

WHY For talented, gregarious chef Mark Gold, and for the Sunday brunch and dinner. WHAT Cozy, minimalist Eva has two faces: the more restrained cuisine, such as udon noodles with clams and scallops served at lunch and dinner most days, and the heartier Sunday dinners. The Sunday four-course prix-fixe meals are a great value, with [...]