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Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

Great Wine Deals at Saddle Peak

One of our favorite special-occasion restaurants, Saddle Peak Lodge, is currently offering an amazing discount: 50% off any and all bottles of wine on its list on Thursday and Friday evenings. The lingering recession has led to many such discounts around town, but most are only offered on slow evenings (Monday or Tuesday), and often [...]

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Kulov’s Tea Festival

Once a small, intimate tea tasting among friends, Kulov’s Tea Festival has grown over the past ten years into a celebration of tea with educational workshops, exhibitions, tea tasting booths and live musical performances. This year’s event at Royal/T in Culver City kicks off with a free lecture on tea and fair trade (Saturday, 11 [...]

Show Us a Sticker, Win a Book!

Show Us a Sticker, Win a Book!

We at EAT: Los Angeles recently sent stickers to every café, food shop, restaurant, pub, taqueria, coffeehouse, wine bar, bakery, pizzeria and wine shop in the book, and they’re starting to pop up in windows all over town. If a place has a sticker in the window, then we personally recommend it. In the last [...]

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 [...]