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Pico’s Kosher Corridor

Pico’s Kosher Corridor

Pico Boulevard between Beverly Drive on the west and a little beyond Robertson on the east is a Miracle Mile of multiethnic, multicultural Jewish foods. The dense concentration of mostly kosher restaurants, cafés, groceries, bakeries, fish markets, fast-food spots and delis make it a rich source of specialty items for cooks, a meeting place for [...]

South Pasadena Farmers’ Market

South Pasadena Farmers’ Market

This neighborly, charm-packed certified market used to be better for prepared foods than produce, but new manager Greta Dunlap is kicking things up a few notches, and now it’s the best market east of Hollywood. There’s an abundance of great produce, including amazing mushrooms from LA Funghi, berries from Pudhill, grass-fed beef from J & [...]

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 [...]