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Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

WHY Mini pies, medium pies, maxi pies…. WHAT A sunny yellow-and-white-striped color scheme complements a case full of pies at this perky café with plenty of room for sit-down diners. Salads, sandwiches (pulled barbecue chicken on pretzel bread), main dish pot pies (chicken curry) and side dishes (roasted brussels sprouts) are more than just excuses [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Film Marathons, Free Donuts, and Funny Fan Dancers

The Weekend Go Go: Film Marathons, Free Donuts, and Funny Fan Dancers

Go Go’ers, did we have fun last weekend?  Yes, we did. Do we remember the fun we had last weekend?  Some of us definitely…maybe…kind of…sort of do. If last weekend’s frenetic Gaelic festivity left you vowing to sit this weekend out, reconsider.   Really.  Culture + cocktails = relaxed revelry with no memory gaps. Especially [...]

Don Dae Gam

Don Dae Gam

WHY Modern Korean barbecue with an emphasis on all things porcine. WHAT Owned by the same folks as the beloved Park’s, Don Dae Gam boasts a modern feel and high-quality meats. Though beef is available, this place is really for pork lovers, with choices like pork belly, pork neck, short ribs and pork diaphragm. The [...]

Coco Suisse Chocolates

Coco Suisse Chocolates

WHY  It’s the best chocolate you (almost) can’t find. WHAT  Blame it on Norbert Wabnig. The proprietor of the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills tasted Marianne Manes’ homemade chocolate truffles (they were a gift) and asked if she had considered selling them. She thought for a minute. “Why the hell not?” recalls Manes, a Hollywood [...]

El Chato

El Chato

WHY Al pastor tacos at midnight. WHAT All the meats that go into the tacos and burritos are good, but the real reason the people line up every night is for the pork al pastor, among the best in taco-truck land. WHO Mexican families and the young and restless, stopping in between clubbing and bar-hopping. [...]

St. Patrick’s Day L.A. – Get Lucky

St. Patrick’s Day L.A. – Get Lucky

For 364 days of the year, St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. On March 17th, he’s the patron saint of devout drinkers. Go Go’ers, can I get an “Amen”? Read on for hallowed haunts where you can say your Redbreast Whiskey rosary, make your Knappogue Castle single malt novenas, and pray for luck. What [...]

Seven Grand: Whiskey-Oyster Pairing…and a Poem.

Seven Grand: Whiskey-Oyster Pairing…and a Poem.

  Question: What do you get when you combine brine with peat and  a beat? Answer: Seven Grand‘s pairing of oysters with Islay Bowmore whiskey…accompanied by a poem. Or rather, 30+ poems. The Tuesday, March 13th event, which will be presided over by Johnnie “the Scot” Mundell from Bowmore Whiskey of the Islay region of [...]

Feng Mao

Feng Mao

WHY Addictive tabletop-grilled skewers that blur the boundary between Korean and Chinese cooking. WHAT Feng Mao is a hybrid, its kitchen preparing the Korean-Chinese cuisine of China’s Jilin province. Accordingly, you’re as likely to spot platters of the Korean blood sausage soondae here as you are bowls of mapo tofu. But the fusion is at [...]

Luggage Room, The

Luggage Room, The

WHY La Grande Orange’s casual sibling is a busy pizza specialist in the same historic Pasadena train station. WHAT Gourmet toppings like fig and blue cheese or sausage with shaved fennel top chewy sourdough crusts from a wood-burning oven. Crab legs, salads like the Green Day and a few other appetizers complete the menu; plenty [...]

Food Fare 2012 Benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Food Fare 2012 Benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

You have to think Julia Child would be proud. Food Fare 2012, which began in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by the legendary Child, is now in its 33rd year of benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and celebrating new innovators in food like 2012 Chef of the Year Suzanne Goin: chef and owner of AOC, [...]