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Where Chefs Eat on the Cheap

Where Chefs Eat on the Cheap

Whether it’s making homemade gifts, stocking up on bargain wine or doing a little more cooking than catering, we’re all penny pinching this holiday season. Chefs may be producing high-dollar cocktail parties and holiday dinners at their restaurants this time of year, but when they finally get a night off, they’re looking for a tasty [...]

Wurstküche

Wurstküche

WHY The perfect blend of juicy sausage, substantial-but-not-huge bun and sweet-savory onions and peppers. WHAT The two young turks behind this industrial-hip beer garden at 3rd and Traction keep it simple: You got your sausage, your beer and your fries. What more could you possibly need? Ranging from the classic (brats, kielbasa) to the Californian [...]

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

We were happy indeed with a recent meal at Bacaro L.A., where tasty small-plate dishes are just $7. And we were happier to then discover that next time, if we just show up and order between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, we can have all the exact same dishes for a mere $5. [...]

Tangerine Time

Tangerine Time

Regier Farms (Wednesday in Santa Monica, Saturday in Pasadena) is in the second week of its seedless, easy-to-peel Satsuma mandarin crop. Grower Troy Regier says it’s “looking like it’s going to be a good season.” Early fruit tends not to have a lot of sugar or bright color, but this fruit is already quite sweet, [...]

Farmers’ Market Needs Help

Farmers’ Market Needs Help

If you’ve always yearned to be part of the farmers’ market, here’s your opportunity. The four Santa Monica markets need reliable volunteers who can make a regular commitment to a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly three- to four-hour shift. You’ll help set up the booth, answer customer questions, distribute food stamps and represent the market generally. [...]

All You Need Is Pie

All You Need Is Pie

You may decide to ditch the heritage turkey for Tofurky this Thanksgiving, or trade the green bean casserole for sauteed Brussels sprouts. Fine. But tread carefully when it comes to pie. Showing up to the Thanksgiving table with a fancy dessert like crème brûlée — even a pumpkin version — is just asking for raised eyebrows [...]

Elite

Elite

WHY The best dim sum in town, and a superb Cantonese dinner menu, too. WHAT The San Gabriel Valley’s reigning dim sum house eschews the rolling carts in favor of a large menu of beautiful dumplings and small dishes: deep-fried peanut and sesame cake, flawless sui mai, Macau roasted pork, Macau egg custard pies and [...]

8 oz. Burger Bar

8 oz. Burger Bar

WHY The short-rib griiled cheese, which is every bit as heavenly as it sounds; the high-quality build-your-own burgers, made with grass-fed beef or a blend of Angus steak, tri-tip, chuck and short rib; and the light, wonderful onion rings. WHAT This upscale burger bar occupies the former Table 8 space and shares the same owners. [...]

Arroyo Food Co-op Taking Root

Arroyo Food Co-op Taking Root

After a year or so of planning, the Arroyo Food Co-op is now moving full-steam ahead toward its goal of establishing a nonprofit community grocery store in the Pasadena/Altadena/Eagle Rock area. Its first community-wide social event is on Saturday at the Yoga House, and to inspire the curious to attend, a series of five yoga [...]

The Great Pie-Off

The Great Pie-Off

The entries are closed, the judges are set, and the pie tasting is likely to be world-class at the first annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday. Organized by KCRW and Good Food radio show host (and chef) Even Kleiman, the contest is going to include some 140 pies, so there’ll be tastes for plenty [...]