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Stand Up, Sit Down, Eat Eat Eat — for Kids

Stand Up, Sit Down, Eat Eat Eat — for Kids

Slow Food USA has declared this Labor Day a national “day of action” to demand better nutrition and better quality food in the nation’s public schools. Because this day was organized by food lovers, it is, of course, built primarily around eating. As of now about 230 potluck eat-ins are scheduled at parks and public [...]

BottleRock

BottleRock

WHY To taste oddball whites, rare reds and exotic microbrews and banter about same with BottleRock’s urbane, wine-savvy GM George Skorka, former sommelier at an impressive list of high-end Los Angeles eateries. WHAT On the ground floor of the Metropolitan Lofts building, in a series of starkly modern rooms lined with shelves displaying hundreds of [...]

L.A. Sommeliers and Chefs Toss Back Summer Beers

L.A. Sommeliers and Chefs Toss Back Summer Beers

A beer sounds really, really good this time of year. Especially after a frenzied Saturday night of rapid-fire cooking in a steamy kitchen and tending to a nonstop parade of customers. Here’s what a few local chefs and sommeliers are popping open at midnight. Hitachino Nest White Ale, Kiuchi Shuzou Sona’s chef de cuisine Kuniko [...]

Nicole’s Warehouse Sale

Nicole’s Warehouse Sale

South Pasadenans and Francophiles from all over L.A. know Nicole’s Gourmet Foods as the charmant patio café and gourmet market — but there’s a whole other side of the business that most people never see. Saturday is your chance, when Steven Grandjean (son of founder Nicole Grandjean) open their Gourmet Imports wholesale warehouse in Alhambra [...]

Last Supper at Freight Foods

Last Supper at Freight Foods

We’re sorry to report that our favorite semi-underground restaurant, Freight Foods at Zanzabelle in Silver Lake, is shutting down after its final dinners this weekend. But we’re happy to report that it’s for a good reason: proprietors Matt and Jackie Roberts (well, Jackie) are about to have a baby. Their final three-course prix-fixe meal will [...]

Do-Good Cooking Class

Do-Good Cooking Class

St. Joseph Center in Venice is blessed with a shining, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, where unemployed, disadvantaged men and women learn professional kitchen skills so they can get work. Now St. Joseph is going to make fund-raising use of its kitchen by holding a series of hands-on cooking classes taught by some of L.A.’s best chefs. [...]

Kiwami

Kiwami

WHY At the time of this writing, uber-sushi-chef Katsuya Uechi is not only in the house; he’s preparing omakase in the small sushi bar at the back. WHAT After Katsu Michite closed Tama to open Katsu Sushi in Beverly Hills, Uechi took over the old space, notwithstanding the fact that he has the perennially popular [...]

SF vs LA: San Francisco Wins This Round

SF vs LA: San Francisco Wins This Round

Los Angeles has often been accused of having an inferiority complex about San Francisco. I, as a proud native, have never suffered from this complex. And yet, every time I go to the Bay Area and eat, I am filled with longing. It’s just a fact: San Francisco does certain types of restaurants better than L.A. [...]

Kogi Hits the Pasadena ‘Burbs

Kogi Hits the Pasadena ‘Burbs

On Friday night Kogi made its first visit to Pasadena — well, Altadena, actually —and hundreds of hungry night owls showed up to celebrate the occasion. The Kogi frenzy appears to have diminished not one iota. One of Kogi’s fleet of three trucks, the Verde, parked next to the Coffee Gallery on North Lake from [...]

Produce & Pasta at the Farmers’ Market

Produce & Pasta at the Farmers’ Market

You can find some steals on peak-of-season produce this time of year — say, for a ten-pound flat of white and yellow peaches from See Canyon Ranch at Saturday’s Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. While you’re there, check out some of the satisfying, affordable bites from the restaurants that set up shop at the market, [...] [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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