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Coffee Shops For Tea Drinkers

Coffee Shops For Tea Drinkers

Sure, they can paint a perfect fleur-de-lis in cappuccino foam, but can L.A.’s best baristas also brew a great cup of tea? Here are a few coffee shops that know their pekoes from their Ceylons. Espresso Profeta Hand-pulled espresso drinks may be the main draw at this  two-year-old UCLA café hangout, but don’t overlook the house [...]

Truckapalooza for Haiti

Truckapalooza for Haiti

It’s no great sacrifice to eat a grilled cheese sandwich and some ribs — and when doing so raises money to help the desperately needy in Haiti, well, it’s pretty much a moral imperative. That’s the motivation behind the gathering of 20 of L.A.’s hippest food trucks in West L.A. on Saturday. Organized (no doubt [...]

Sunday Supper Deal at Marché

Sunday Supper Deal at Marché

It’s a rainy Sunday night, the Golden Globes are on, and most Sherman Oaks restaurants are half-empty at best. But Marché is not only full, it’s overbooked. The reason? Chef/owner Gary Menes is debuting his first Sunday supper. Instead of the usual eclectic, market-driven menu of cocktail nibbles, small plates and excellent desserts from pastry [...]

Free Night with a Cheese Nerd

Free Night with a Cheese Nerd

Tired of the same old gouda? Ready to move beyond brie? Then head to Vroman’s Bookstore on Friday evening for a guided cheese tasting by Alex Brown of South Pasadena’s Nicole’s. A multiple grilled-cheese contest champion, Alex calls himself a “certifiable cheese nerd,” and he doesn’t do the usual food-pairing thing. Instead you’ll learn, as [...]

Canter’s Deli

Canter’s Deli

WHY No-nonsense deli sandwiches stacked high — don’t be afraid to get your hands messy. WHAT This L.A. landmark has been around since 1931 and is open 24 hours. The endless menu boasts breakfast food, soups and salads, but it’s the sandwiches you want, even if they are a bit pricey. It’s not quite Langer’s, [...]

EAT: LA on Off-Ramp

EAT: LA on Off-Ramp

Forgive the self-promotion, but we must report that Colleen Dunn Bates, editor of EAT: Los Angeles and Hometown Pasadena, will be on John Rabe’s show Off-Ramp on KPCC this weekend, talking a little about the new 2010 edition of EAT: Los Angeles, but more about the hows and whys of what we eat. Off-Ramp, a wry and [...]

Bouchon Beverly Hills

Bouchon Beverly Hills

WHY For a fantasy French bistro experience when your ship has come in. WHAT Chef Thomas Keller, he of the French Laundry, Per Se, Ad Hoc and the dazzling new book Ad Hoc at Home, has at last come to Los Angeles. It’s supposed to be a branch of the original Bouchon in Yountville, but [...]

The Gorbals

The Gorbals

WHY Inventive, comforting combinations that work well without being gimmicky or overpriced — the most expensive dish is $15. WHAT Helmed by Top Chef season-two winner Ilan Hall, this has been a long time coming and greatly touted. But it’s anything but flashy — a sparse, candlelit room tucked away into the aging Alexandria Hotel, [...]

Drink Beer, Do Good

Drink Beer, Do Good

A coalition of groups, including the city of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Daily Press and the Chamber of Commerce, has joined forces to stage what’s being called the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl, a food- and fund-raising event to support the Westside Food Bank. Here’s how it will work: Volunteers (dressed as Santa, Mrs. Claus, [...]

12 Days of Bubbly

12 Days of Bubbly

The 12 days of Christmas will be celebrated with 12 days of $5 sparkling wine at Vertical Wine Bistro, the swank second-floor boîte in Old Pasadena. In-house wine expert David Haskell (they call him the “Wine Dude,” but we just can’t do that) will have two choices of quality bubbly each of the two weeks [...]