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Café Surfas

Café Surfas
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WHY Lovely pressed panini, Kobe beef burgers and creative salads, to take away or eat here. Try the smoked venison hot dog with Maytag blue cheese cream. WHAT The café next to famed restaurant-supply store Surfas serves predictably chic breakfast and lunch fare, and it’s also a fine place to get food to take away, […]

New School of Cooking

New School of Cooking

WHY One of the best consumer-oriented cooking-school programs in Southern California, with an underlying love of food and a general joie de vivre. Good summer kid and teen programs, too. WHAT Well established and very well run, the New School has a mouthwatering roster of classes for both the amateur and professional: Izakaya: Japanese Small […]

The Weekend Go Go: The Taste, L.A. River Boat Race, Long Beach Funk Fest + More

The Weekend Go Go: The Taste, L.A. River Boat Race, Long Beach Funk Fest + More

The Weekend Go Go: Fave food fest The Taste, L.A. River boat race and the Long Beach Funk Fest. So many ways to Labor Day outside…. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Vertical Wine Bistro

Vertical Wine Bistro

WHY About 100 wines by the glass, with lots of flight options, and LQ’s food to accompany those wines. WHAT A-list movie producer and Pasadenan Gale Anne Hurd brings a little Hollywood zing to non-showy Pasadena with her wine-focused restaurant—although the look is actually more New York sleek than Hollywood glitz, and it suits Pasadena […]

Providence

Providence

WHY It’s one of best fine-dining seafood restaurants in the United States. Okay, maybe it is the best. WHAT Michael Cimarusti’s seafood dishes are constructed as carefully as paintings, and they’re as delicious to eat as they are to gaze upon. He’s been cooking in this serene and appropriately elegant space for so long and […]

Drink: LA Preview: Bacaro

Drink: LA Preview: Bacaro

In the weeks leading up to the publication of Drink: Los Angeles, we’ll be sharing some exclusive previews of the book with our Eat: Los Angeles readers.  Below is an excerpt from the forthcoming book. [Bacaro] 2308 S. Union Ave., USC, 213.748.7205, bacarola.com. Mon.-Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m. […]

Jar

Jar

WHY Superb steaks and chops, succulent side dishes (duck fried rice, Japanese purple yams with crème frîche) and comfort foods (pot roast, coq au vin). Oh, and a Sunday brunch that Los Angeles Magazine has twice declared the city’s best. WHAT This retro-contemporary (think Mad Men) chophouse run by star chef Suzanne Tracht delivers a […]

The Weekend Go Go: Good Food’s Night Out, Barely Legal, World Stage is 25 + More

The Weekend Go Go: Good Food’s Night Out, Barely Legal, World Stage is 25 + More

The Weekend Go Go: Dinner at a Bon Appetit Hot 10 restaurant. Barely Legal shenanigans. “Jazz church.” This is how you eazy-breezy the last days of summer…. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily

WHY The Ciao Bella—roasted veggies with pesto on hemp bread. WHAT Chef/owner Ann Gentry serves enticing meat-free and dairy-free fare in her casual café. The faux Reuben and mock club try too hard to mimic their meat counterparts, so try instead the seasonal vegetables in a wasabi vinaigrette, the Yin Yang veggie salad with peanut-sesame […]

Brew Dogs and Best Bars in America come to L.A.

Brew Dogs and Best Bars in America come to L.A.

Esquire Network’s drink-centric TV shows Brew Dogs and Best Bars in America will have their season finales on Wednesday, August 27th, and they’re both taking place in Los Angeles. Proving, once again, that we are a great drinking city. Brew Dogs is a beer competition where hosts James Watt and Martin Dickie battle home brewers […]