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Plancha, A Taco Joint

Plancha, A Taco Joint

WHY Just because you enjoy retail therapy on 3rd Street doesn’t mean you want to spend $30 for lunch. And sometimes you want a great taco. WHAT Pete White opened Plancha in March, and it has quickly become the fave spot for 3rd Street regulars. White paid his dues (25 years!) at Poquito Mas, eventually [...]

Miles & John Talk Pizza on Off-Ramp

Miles & John Talk Pizza on Off-Ramp

This weekend EAT: Los Angeles’s Miles Clements will be a guest on KPCC show Off-Ramp, to talk with host John Rabe about L.A.’s multicultural pizza scene. Here’s the piece Miles wrote for the Los Angeles Times this week about our city’s remarkable pizza diversity (who’s up for a ninja pizza topped with mochi and mayo?), [...]

Orochon Ramen

Orochon Ramen

WHY To give your taste buds a jolt with ramen that comes in nine levels of spiciness. WHAT The ramen is tasty and the soup is flavorful, but what Orochon is famous for is its spicy challenge. The spice level ranges from number 7 (no spice) to number 1 (extremely hot), then moves up to [...]

Tasting Series at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Tasting Series at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Forget baseball. The $35 tasting classes at Eno, the wine, cheese and chocolate tasting rooms in several high-end hotels are a spring series we can really get behind — and they’re a fantastic deal. On a recent visit to the Eno located at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel we were impressed by the range of wines [...] [...]

Farmers’ Markets: What’s New Plus a Bargain

Farmers’ Markets: What’s New Plus a Bargain

New this week at farmers’ markets: Bernard Ranches offers squeeze-to-order citrus juices in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The program runs through summer, and starts with grapefruit and blood and navel orange juices. Later on, look for Valencia and lemon. Available by the cup, pint, quart and half-gallon. Weiser Family Farms’ lilacs make their annual [...]

Spring Brunch Deal at Street

Spring Brunch Deal at Street

If you managed to enjoy Easter Brunch at a restaurant that hired enough last-minute servers, sent out piping hot Eggs Benedict and wisely chose not to overload on the kitsch this year (wasn’t the chocolate fountain a 1992 phenom?), we encourage you to please (!) share your secret eatery at the risk of jeopardizing your [...]

Talking Gastropubs on Off-Ramp

Talking Gastropubs on Off-Ramp

The EAT: Los Angeles team is happy to announce that we’ll be regulars on KPCC’s show Off-Ramp, starting with my appearance this weekend to talk about the increasing (and welcome) number of gastropubs in Los Angeles. (I know, the word “gastropub” can be annoying, but no one’s come up with a better word yet.) In [...]

Triple Header of Outdoor Festivals

Triple Header of Outdoor Festivals

Not only does early April bring Easter and Passover, but it heralds a wealth of spring celebrations, including the always-popular Thai New Year Festival in Hollywood, the Cambodian New Year Parade in Long Beach and a Sizdeh Bedar (celebrating the end of the Persian New Year) in Lake Balboa. All three outdoor festivals will showcase, [...]

Spring “Starts” at the Farmers’ Markets

Spring “Starts” at the Farmers’ Markets

The season has officially begun, clocks have sprung forward, and farmers’ markets are filled with young plants — called “starts” — for our gardens. You’ll find growing advice and various heirloom tomatoes, such as Black Krim and San Marzano, at Windrose Farm at the Wednesday Santa Monica market, and every vegetable imaginable from Jimmy Williams’ [...]

The Six

The Six

WHY Because there’s nothing like a comfortable neighborhood spot for a beer and weeknight dinner with family and friends. The Six, with its entertaining concept — six choices in each menu category (appetizers, sides, entrees, etc.), six rotating brews on tap and six wines by the glass —  fills a gaping need in the Overland-Pico neighborhood, [...]