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Julia Child’s Oscar Eats?

Julia Child’s Oscar Eats?

With the countdown to Meryl Streep’s possible Oscar (fingers crossed!) win for Julie & Julia only days away, we’ve been thinking of Julia Child every time we grab a quick bite for lunch or pop open the Burgundy to go with a weeknight roast. Were Julia still alive, we can only imagine she’d be chatting [...]

The Smoke House

The Smoke House

My not-so-secret vice is a plate of baby back ribs and an order of the neon-orange garlic cheese bread at Burbank’s Smoke House Restaurant, but the price of that dinner has crept up in recent years. Happily, this Toluca Lake mainstay, founded in 1946, is currently offering some specials that make dinner out much more [...]

Silver Lake Truck Stop Starts Saturday

Silver Lake Truck Stop Starts Saturday

Food Truck Block Party in Silver Lake! On Sunday (rain canceled today) the Silver Lake Art, Craft and Vintage Market is hosting the first of a once-monthly lineup of food trucks at Micheltorena Elementary School. Starting February 27 and 28, food trucks will be arriving on the last Saturday and Sunday of every month, vending [...]

Jonathan Gold in the Driver’s Seat

Jonathan Gold in the Driver’s Seat

Like a famous film director, L.A. Weekly’s star food critic gets his name above the title these days. “Jonathan Gold Presents” is what it says on the paper’s announcement of this Sunday’s tasting event at the Petersen Automotive Museum. And why not? The party coincides with Gold’s annual round-up of restaurant recommendations, a list that legions of L.A. [...]

Sunday Night at Church & State

Sunday Night at Church & State

Good-value Sunday-night menus are all the rage in town, and it’s a trend we applaud — especially the one at Church & State in Downtown’s loft district. The prix-fixe menu is $39 a head for four courses, served in a way that allows for sampling a lot of good things. Three of us went last [...]

Special Mayan Dinner at Chichen Itza

Special Mayan Dinner at Chichen Itza

Squash, venison, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) — these are foods indigenous to the parts of present-day Mexico where the Mayan empire once held sway. They’re also the building blocks of an eight-course Mayan Tasting Dinner happening this Friday at Chichen Itzá Restaurant. Fans of the restaurant’s contemporary Yucatecan menu will find new dishes to explore including sikil’ [...]

Udon for Olympic appetites

Udon for Olympic appetites

While we’re pulling out the late night snacks during this final week of triple toe loops and split-second finishes at the Vancouver Olympics, contenders like Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and speed skater Apolo Ohno are fueling up for their next competitions. What are the athletes eating this year? According to Delish, certain foods are popular [...]

Cocktails for Cancer at Fraîche

Cocktails for Cancer at Fraîche

Last year, Olivia Fox, a 22-year-old actress and model and the daughter of Fraîche owner Keith Fox, survived a harrowing battle with leg and bone cancer. To celebrate her recovery and raise money for the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research, Fraîche is having a cocktail fundraiser on Thursday. Fox’s team came up with a “healing” [...]

Free Tastings at Book Soup Signing

Free Tastings at Book Soup Signing

The team of L.A. food journalists behind our book EAT: Los Angeles 2010 is appearing at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Saturday, February 20 at 5 p.m. to talk about the L.A. food scene, sign books and share tastes from two great sources. Attendees will get to sample Thai street food treats from pioneering West [...]

Another Foodie Mob Scene

Another Foodie Mob Scene

Because food-truck mania is at a fever pitch, it was only a matter of time until someone organized an event around the trucks, and that’s what happened last weekend. Thousands of foodies swarmed the first LA Street Food Fest on Saturday, February 13, but unfortunately, many left disappointed. While the concept was good, the organization [...]