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Taste of Eagle Rock

Taste of Eagle Rock
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All sorts of community leaders — from the Chamber and Neighborhood Council to Councilman José Huizar and Mayor Villaraigosa — are joining forces to support the upcoming Taste of Eagle Rock, proceeds from which will benefit the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD). So far the taste-providers include some of Eagle’s Rock’s finest: Brownstone […]

Farmers’ Market Cookbook Sale

Farmers’ Market Cookbook Sale

All of us who are pining for the late Cook’s Library can take some small comfort this Sunday in the annual cookbook sale sponsored by the Culinary Historians of Southern California. It takes place at the great Hollywood Farmers’ Market, and the books for sale include both used (possibly collectible) and new ones, all at […]

Bacaro

Bacaro

WHY Because you’re bored with most wine-bar offerings and tired of paying through the nose for a glass of wine. WHAT On a funky block between Pico-Union and USC is a tiny haven for wine lovers, where the wines of the day are artfully written in chalk on the blackboard walls. In back is a […]

La Grande Orange Santa Monica

La Grande Orange Santa Monica

WHY A crisp margarita on LGO’s sidewalk patio is a beautiful thing. WHAT The right place at the right spot and at the right price, Santa Monica’s new La Grande Orange, a branch of the Phoenix original and Pasadena sibling, suits its relaxed Ocean Park neighborhood perfectly. The menu tries with mixed success to satisfy […]

Pastry Chefs Dish on Ice Cream

Pastry Chefs Dish on Ice Cream

With so many great ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato shops in Los Angeles, choosing which to dive into on a hot day can be trickier than settling on a flavor.  So we polled several of our favorite pastry chefs in town to get the scoop on their favorites. 21 Choices Sona pastry chef Ramon […]

Masumoto on the Wisdom of Farmers

Masumoto on the Wisdom of Farmers

Famed stone-fruit grower and author David “Mas” Masumoto will be speaking and signing his new book, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, at the Santa Monica Library on Wednesday night — and EAT:LA’s own Amelia Saltsman, author of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook, will be providing treats inspired by the market after Masumoto’s talk. And […]

The Tasting Kitchen

The Tasting Kitchen

WHY An elegant Lucques-meets-Portland gem with an ever-changing selection of two dozen inspired, intensely flavored but not at all fussy creations, ranging from delicate market greens tossed with walnut anchoiade to pork cheek ravioli nestled among balsamic-laced radicchio. The beer, wine and cocktail list contains only two dozen options, but somehow here that manages to […]

CaCao Mexicatessen

CaCao Mexicatessen

WHY Warmth, a strong sense of neighborhood and a serious approach to food — and, more importantly, to Mexican chocolate in all its forms. WHAT The name was a poor choice — try to say it without stumbling — but everything else about this richly colorful new café/deli/market succeeds. Lovely people offer table service in […]

Free Books for Daily Taco Readers

Free Books for Daily Taco Readers

Our favorite taqueria blogger, Bandini — the very same who advised EAT: Los Angeles on L.A.’s best taco trucks and stands — has just come out of a long blog hiatus, and to celebrate he’s giving away some free books, including, natch, EAT: Los Angeles. You’ll find the details here on his new site, Daily […]

Live Lobsters for Less

Live Lobsters for Less

If you’re a lobster fan, you probably already know that prices on live Maine lobsters have dropped dramatically this summer as a result of both a spiny arthropod glut and the economy’s oceanic toll. As we hit the high season, the Bristol Farms, Gelson’s and Ralph’s with water tanks tend to keep them in stock, […]