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Angeli’s Year of Discounted Suppers

Angeli’s Year of Discounted Suppers
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December 9, 1984. That’s the night Evan Kleiman opened Angeli Caffé on Melrose. We shouted our praises a few months ago, but if you still haven’t stopped by, Kleiman is sweetening the deal with a 25th anniversary celebration that lasts through the end of next year. As of December 1, you can grab a three-course […]

Don’t Feed the Homeless?

Don’t Feed the Homeless?

We had to pass along this blog report from Donna Myrow, publisher of the nonprofit, teen-written newspaper L.A. Youth, detailing a recent outing at Farmers Market, where security guards would not let her give her uneaten food to a homeless person — even when she invited the hungry person in question to sit at her table. […]

Indio International Tamale Festival

Indio International Tamale Festival

WHEN Saturday -Sunday, December 5th & 6th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHY Really good, really homemade tamales from church groups, home-based tamale businesses and larger regional tamale makers. WHAT This free 18-year-old festival is devoted to the humble but heavenly tamale, held during the traditional tamale month, December, which also happens to be the […]

Thyme Café and Market

Thyme Café and Market

WHY Of all the great westside hybrid café/takeout/gourmet markets that have popped up recently (Huckleberry, La Grande Orange, the café at Tavern), this is the first that doesn’t feel like a lunchtime splurge, with most sandwiches and salads priced less than $10. WHAT Chinese chicken salad with fried wontons and sugar snaps; tomato, mozzarella and pesto […]

Back-to-Back Cookbook Signings

Back-to-Back Cookbook Signings

Forgive the shameless plug, but the two (very fine) cookbooks we at Prospect Park Books distribute are having signings this week, just in time for your holiday gift-giving convenience. And let us just say that both make most excellent gifts. The first event is happening at Vroman’s on Thursday night. The book of the night […]

Lucques Catering

Lucques Catering

WHY Because it’s time to plan those holiday dinner parties, and you’ve always yearned to recreate Sunday Supper at Lucques in your own home, down to the little table set-ups of olives, bread and fleur de sel. WHAT Run by Suzanne Goin’s sister, Jessica, the catering arm of the Lucques empire handles everything from intimate […]

Where Chefs Eat on the Cheap

Where Chefs Eat on the Cheap

Whether it’s making homemade gifts, stocking up on bargain wine or doing a little more cooking than catering, we’re all penny pinching this holiday season. Chefs may be producing high-dollar cocktail parties and holiday dinners at their restaurants this time of year, but when they finally get a night off, they’re looking for a tasty […]

Wurstküche

Wurstküche

WHY The perfect blend of juicy sausage, substantial-but-not-huge bun and sweet-savory onions and peppers. WHAT The two young turks behind this industrial-hip beer garden at 3rd and Traction keep it simple: You got your sausage, your beer and your fries. What more could you possibly need? Ranging from the classic (brats, kielbasa) to the Californian […]

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

Five-Buck Chow at Bacaro

We were happy indeed with a recent meal at Bacaro L.A., where tasty small-plate dishes are just $7. And we were happier to then discover that next time, if we just show up and order between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, we can have all the exact same dishes for a mere $5. […]

Tangerine Time

Tangerine Time

Regier Farms (Wednesday in Santa Monica, Saturday in Pasadena) is in the second week of its seedless, easy-to-peel Satsuma mandarin crop. Grower Troy Regier says it’s “looking like it’s going to be a good season.” Early fruit tends not to have a lot of sugar or bright color, but this fruit is already quite sweet, […]