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The Hot Dog Days of Summer

The Hot Dog Days of Summer

This week on Off-Ramp, John Rabe, Kevin Ferguson and I ate at Slaw Dogs and talked about hot dogs—and there’s a whole lot more to hot dogs in L.A. than standing in a tourist-filled line at Pink’s. To listen to the podcast of our talk, click here for KPCC’s Off-Ramp site. Here’s our short list […]

Food Trucks Arrive (Finally) in the SGV

Food Trucks Arrive (Finally) in the SGV

The city of Pasadena has not been real friendly to food trucks, so the mania that’s swept L.A. was slow to hit there. But Kogi figured out that it could stop in Altadena, just over the Pasadena border and in unincorporated L.A. County territory, and soon others followed suit. We invited the Grilled Cheese Truck […]

Relishing Around Town

Relishing Around Town

On this week’s EAT LA/Off-Ramp collaboration, KPCC host John Rabe and I headed to Vicente Foods to taste relish. Lots and lots of relish. Straight up. Ya, crackers probably would have been a good idea. All the relishes we tasted are from small L.A. producers like Jim Brown. Some are zippy burger and hot dogs […]

The Smokin’ Joint

The Smokin’ Joint

WHY For Q that rivals meats at the best steakhouses. WHAT This tiny, casual restaurant serves only grass-fed organic meats and uses organic produce from local farmer’s markets for sides like hand-cut fries, fried onion loaf and roasted vegetables. Chef Shari Teremotos brines the meats in apple juice and then adds spice rubs before smoking […]

White Light White Night

White Light White Night

Walk with Sally is a South Bay nonprofit dedicated to providing healing and comfort for children suffering from cancer, or who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. Their big annual fundraiser, White Light White Night, is coming up. Gather on the roof of South Bay BMW to enjoy food and drink from 14 […]

Dwell on Food

Dwell on Food

This weekend’s hotter-than-hot Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center is devoting a significant amount of time and creative energy to food, and many of our favorite experts will be speaking. The food-lover’s day is Sunday, and it’s chock-full of good stuff, including panels on sustainable seafood, modern restaurant design, food and justice, […]

We Dish About Taco Trucks for KCET

We Dish About Taco Trucks for KCET

KCET is beefing up its website by hitting up other L.A. sites for content, and we were only too happy to support the public-television (now public multimedia) cause. Here’s what we shared with kcet.org for its Summer in LA series. Particular thanks to EAT: Los Angeles contributors Pat Saperstein and Bandini for their truck expertise. […]

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

We celebrate our own anniversaries at our favorite restaurants, but the restaurant’s notable years can pass by without a blink. Here are a few L.A. greats that are celebrating milestones this year in wood (5th), china (20th), silver (25th) and pearls (30th)… or celebrating in just darn good food, with a few anniversary specials tossed […]

Bite Bar Free Cookie Friday

Bite Bar Free Cookie Friday

A free cookie—and on a Friday, no less—sounds more like your kids’ after-school treat than a pause-worthy restaurant deal. But that cookie at the new Santa Monica lunch spot, Bite Bar and Bakery, from caterer-turned-restaurateur Elizabeth Goel, is more of a generous slice-and-share affair. Like all of the cookies, her coconut-macadamia nut-dried mango version is […]

No Cookie Left Behind Bake Sale

No Cookie Left Behind Bake Sale

All over town, bakers are channeling their inner Betty Crockers (whether or not they don heels and aprons to cream butter and sugar) in preparation for this Sunday’s  No Cookie Left Behind Bake Sale at Scoops Gelato in East Hollywood. Its the fourth annual local version of the national Great American Bake Sale put on […]