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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 [...]

Harmony Farms

Harmony Farms

WHY Hey, they’ve got game… try the buffalo burgers, quail and venison. The frozen turkey meatballs are great, too, but this time of Harmony is most valuable as a resource for holiday meats, especially excellent turkeys that cost less than the overpriced online ones — but order soon! WHAT Run by a goofy bunch of [...]

Autumnal Arrivals at the Farmers’ Markets

Autumnal Arrivals at the Farmers’ Markets

Last week marked the return of Laura Ramirez (J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch in Riverside County) to the Santa Monica and Hollywood markets after her late-summer hiatus. She brings fully ripe Hachiya persimmons, the oblong type you can only consume when they’re utterly soft and jammy. Their spicy, deep-orange flesh is a perfect reminder of right [...]

Platine Sweets & Savories

Platine Sweets & Savories

WHY Customized, “couture” cookies, brownies and teeny pots de crème for parties and gifts, and impulse treats to take home for yourself. WHAT This boutique gourmet cookie biz occupies a bare-bones commercial kitchen in still-untrendy west Culver City, with a tiny counter and no seating. But though the surroundings are spare, the product has all [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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