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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 [...]

Wine Lovers Talk Cheese

Wine Lovers Talk Cheese

What do local wine merchants nibble with their favorite Côtes du Rhône? It depends on the wine, of course. But we asked a few of them for their of-the-moment cheese-pairing favorites. You can find most of these at your local cheese shop or at many well-stocked specialty markets, such as Whole Foods. Comté The Wine [...]

Takami-Nickel-Far Niente Wine Dinner

Takami-Nickel-Far Niente Wine Dinner

Will the recent pricing pinch on cult Napa wines mean more affordable local wine pairing dinners from top wineries in 2010? We sure hope so. Tuesday night’s $59 dinner at the view-rich Takami Sushi & Robata in a Downtown L.A. high-rise is a good start, with a five-course tasting menu prepared by executive chef Stan Ota [...]

Blu Jam Café

Blu Jam Café

WHY Mouthwatering omelets that don’t weigh you down and are made with fresh ingredients. WHAT This trendy breakfast and brunch spot on Melrose used to be an underground blues and jazz club, thus the name. Now it serves up a mean breakfast menu with savory omelets (we like the Toscana scramble), sweet french toast and [...]

Valentine’s Day Deals

Valentine’s Day Deals

If we’re lucky, most of us get one, maybe two years of white truffles and $150 bottles of Champagne on Valentine’s Day before we settle into true love — and real life. (Actually, we’re quite fond of shitakes and $10 Prosecco.) But occasionally, we all get that sentimental longing for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s [...]

Elements Kitchen

Elements Kitchen

WHY The quiet bar is a great pre- or post-movie or theater spot for a glass of wine and a burger or Korean tacos; if you have more time and money, head for the lovely dining room. WHAT After spending the last couple of years building a loyal clientele for his catering and tiny lunchtime [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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