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L.A. Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting”

L.A. Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting”

The dilemma: you love food truck/street cart fare but your favorite sammie/sopa/sorbet-slinger-on-wheels is always across town when the craving hits. The solution: The LA Street Food Fest “Summer Tasting” Event happening Saturday, July 21st at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Picnic on the grass or relax in white tents and under umbrella-shaded tables as you sample [...]

Meals by Genet

Meals by Genet

WHY Diverse Ethiopian flavors elevated for a white-tablecloth world. WHAT Proprietor Genet Agonafer’s restaurant is the only one of its kind in Little Ethiopia, a serious, almost formal place unlike its more casual neighbors. But Meals by Genet isn’t stiff—it’s homey and warm and alive with spice. The menu is succinct, consisting of a half-dozen [...]

Sanamluang Café

Sanamluang Café

WHY Noodle dishes are the stars—standouts includepad see euw (drunken noodles) and boat soup noodles, and they’re served every night until 4 a.m. WHAT This venerable spot offers a late-night Thai fix that’s hard to beat, despite the bare-bones atmosphere and crowded parking lot. Good food at a great price, and it tastes even better [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Beachy Keen Artists, Wonderland Turns 2, Woodypalooza, Viva France

The Weekend Go Go: Beachy Keen Artists, Wonderland Turns 2, Woodypalooza, Viva France

Summer.   It’s not for clock-watching. There are certain events, however, for which calendar watching is a must. Anniversaries.  Birthdays.  Biennials.  Revolutions. Especially when sunscreen, musical legends, cancan, and cuteness are involved. Go on, Go Go’ers.  Circle some days in red. Live All Nine Lives Venice Beach.  You’ve ogled bodybuilders, bladed in a bathing suit, [...]

The Bon Appetit Grub Crawl: Reserve the Weekend

The Bon Appetit Grub Crawl: Reserve the Weekend

If the Bon Appetit Grub Crawl is on your foodie radar, you’ve undoubtedly cleared your calendar and rounded up like-minded compadres.   The rest of you might want to seriously reconsider your weekend plans: the customizable Grub (and Pub!) Crawl, which is co-sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, offers an impressive line-up of  stops including a number of just-for-the-crawl options. [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Fire Breathers, Monstrous Men, Strippers meet Science

The Weekend Go Go: Fire Breathers, Monstrous Men, Strippers meet Science

The fireworks were good.  The Independence Day BBQ great.  Your signature, patriotic, red-white-and-blue cocktails?  Spectacular. Now that you’ve got your fun momentum going, you can hit the weekend running. Hey, one more patriotic cocktail and you’ll REALLY hit your stride. Bad to the Bone It’s a tale as old as time.  Noble doc fights evil [...]

Juice Fountain, The

Juice Fountain, The

WHY For an all-fruit smoothie with a side of Hollyweird. WHAT At this tiny, family-run juice joint, a hand-painted menu covers one wall, bananas hang everywhere, and the place smells fresh and fruity. The cantaloupe smoothie is surprisingly great, but the Pink Cloud (strawberry, banana, milk, and honey) is a sure bet. Stick around with [...]

Atch-Kotch

Atch-Kotch

WHY Because there’s no better dive in Hollywood for ramen and chicken teriyaki. WHAT This low-key secret is seldom packed but always tasty. The old Japanese couple who run the place take breaks from knitting and paperwork to bring you steaming bowls of ramen mixed with anything from fried chicken to raw egg. Choose from [...]

Gingergrass

Gingergrass

WHY Vast bowls of delicate noodles crowned with flowering basil tops and mint; char-grilled meats arranged over hillocks of raw greens; shrimp rolled around sugarcane sticks; sweet-tart jackfruit salad with pickled lotus roots; and more such crowd-pleasing dishes. WHAT Vietnamese cafés are hip and happening—the light, intensely colorful, vividly flavorful food perfectly suits the L.A. [...]

Ruen Pair

Ruen Pair

WHY Don’t miss the papaya salad and authentic dishes like shredded fish salad, fried rice with Chinese sausage and stir-fried morning glories. WHAT The homey, reasonably priced restaurant is cash only with no liquor, but it’s worth it for excellent, cheap Thai dishes, which are served until 4 a.m. WHO Locals and, in the midnight [...]