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Tinga

Tinga

WHY Mexican dishes with a jolt of traditional flavors in a casual, eco-friendly storefront café. WHAT Tinga’s owners were inspired by Santa Barbara’s deceptively casual La Super Rica. Their thick corn tortillas also have a house-made heft, with cochinita pibil pork tacos as spicy as advertised. Taco plates, quesadillas, burritos and tortas made with steak, [...]

“Give Him Strong Drink Until He Wink”: L.A. celebrates Robbie Burns

“Give Him Strong Drink Until He Wink”: L.A. celebrates Robbie Burns

Ms. Go Go has a wee touch o’ the Scots in her blood — the Ogilvie clan, doncha know — which may, in some small way, explain her appreciation of whiskey. It doesn’t exactly explain her appreciation of rum, vodka, gin, tequila, and other assorted spirits; the latter is undoubtedly due to natural joie de vivre. [...]

Gold Futures: LA Weekly’s 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event

Gold Futures: LA Weekly’s 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event

Do  you religiously save Jonathan Gold’s restaurant lists in the L.A. Weekly?  Is “Ask Mr. Gold” the first thing you check in the paper’s Food and Restaurant section? If you answered yes to one or both of the above, here are three dates you’ll want to mark down. The first is Sunday March 4th for [...]

Warm the Weekend: Do Si Do, 26 Hours of Ladies, and Hawaii 5-0

Warm the Weekend: Do Si Do, 26 Hours of Ladies, and Hawaii 5-0

Brace yourselves, Go Go’ers.  Winter is here…the SoCal version anyway.  It may not be blizzards and bluster outside but Ms. Go Go knows you’ll feel a pang as you swap cut-offs for cardigans. Update to your 2012 “To Do” list?  Invent sexy fleece. Below, three suggestions to help you turn winter woe-is-me into weekend wow-wow-wow. [...]

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Spend Less and Splurge: dineLA Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

After three weeks of existing on post-holiday celery stalks and Smart Water, you’re ready for some  REAL food, thank you very much. Just in time to save your sanity without stressing your wallet, dineLA celebrates its 5th anniversary with Restaurant Week. The dining event, which actually extends over two weeks, excluding Saturdays, runs from January [...]

Beverly Hills Certified Farmers’ Market

Beverly Hills Certified Farmers’ Market

WHY One of the wealthiest zip codes gets its small-town mojo on with annual pie and chili cook-offs. WHAT This midsize market has easy-breezy street parking, a good selection of organic vendors, and a Persian New Year celebration. A-list growers include Harry’s Berries, McGrath Farm, Weiser Family Farms and Honey Crisp, which has exquisitely ripe [...]

Banglamoose, A Picture Show, and One Degree of Tree

Banglamoose, A Picture Show, and One Degree of Tree

Go Go’ers, it’s Day 13 of 2012.  Do you know where your resolutions are? Whether those suckers are still on the shelf all shiny and new or crumpled up with lint and a dry stick of gum in your discarded New Year’s Eve duds, it’s never too late to get serious about Being a Better [...]

Angeli’s Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Angeli’s Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

We are terribly sad to acknowledge the closing of one of our very favorite LA restaurants, Angeli Caffé, but happy that cookbook author Grace Bauer was willing to share this fantastic recipe from her book, Los Angeles Classic Desserts. Here is a simple, sweet, crowd pleasing dessert—a bread pudding that is easy to make and a [...]

Simple Gourmet

Simple Gourmet

WHY We’re delighted to see serious schools for home cooks popping up once again all over the county.; WHAT A ‘culinary event company,’ Simple Gourmet is really a cooking school plus. In addition to quality avocational classes, it offers kids’ cooking camps, team-building events, private cooking parties, and catering. 443-A S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo [...]

Bricks & Scones

Bricks & Scones

WHY House-baked pastries, good sandwiches, Intelligentsia coffee, Lupicia teas and tomb-like quiet for working. WHAT With a no-talking upstairs study area and a quiet downstairs lounge, plus a leafy patio with plenty of shade umbrellas and no restriction on chatting, Bricks & Scones appeals to serious students and screenwriters as well as ladies who lunch [...]