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Papaya King

Papaya King

WHY Small, juicy hot dogs, just like the New York original. WHAT Pink’s has competition in the line-up-for-hot-dogs department with the arrival of this New York hot dog icon, which draws huge crowds at night. Pass on the beefier but soggier jumbo dog in favor of the small, juicy, peppery original. The curly fries are [...]

La Frite Cafe

La Frite Cafe

WHY Satisfying French bistro fare without having to go over the hill. WHAT Chef Gordon Ramsay’s stem-to-stern redo of this Sherman Oaks mainstay (39 years!) resulted in a trimmer, more modern menu that focuses on what the kitchen does best: simple French bistro food and savory and sweet crèpes. Don’t miss the onion soup, the [...]

Iberico Fresco, Parsley & Feeding Occupy LA

Iberico Fresco, Parsley & Feeding Occupy LA

This week on Eat LA on Off-Ramp, producer Kevin Ferguson goes along with caterer Jennie Cook as she feeds the Occupy LA encampment; Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks to Mark Peel, owner/chef of Campanile and Tar Pit, about that most unappreciated of herbs, parsley; and Eat LA contributing editor Linda Burum talks with Jose Martinez, [...]

FOOD/DRAMA/PLAY — Creative Seeds: An Exploration of Hunger

FOOD/DRAMA/PLAY — Creative Seeds: An Exploration of Hunger

This summer, Cornerstone Theater Company went to Fowler, California, and grew a play. Organic peach farmer David Mas Masumoto, his farmer-artist daughter Nikiko, and his son Korio participated in Cornerstone’s A Man Came to Fowler and will also be performing at the final weekend of CTC’s Creative Seeds festival, which explores issues of hunger, food, and farming. Masumoto, who is [...]

Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill

WHY To check out SoCal’s first Vietnamese-American gastropub. WHAT Happy-hour specials and a half-dozen brews on tap pair with beer-friendly food that mirrors the everyday flavors most Vietnamese-American kids grow up eating—with a slightly creative twist. Good examples include the grilled mini skewers of curry-marinated chicken or beef and the sliders on Hawaiian buns (pulled [...]

Original Pantry Café

Original Pantry Café

WHY For the wait staff, the history and the breakfasts, served 24/7. WHAT Do we love the Pantry? Yes. Is the food really good? No. Well, former mayor Dick Riordan loved it so much he bought the place, but he likes plain, filling chow, and that’s what the Pantry has delivered, 24 hours a day, [...]

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

A & J Cake & Candy Supplies

WHY Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make cluster candies, chocolate pizzas and marshmallow buddies? WHAT From the front, this strip-mall place on a lost stretch of Route 66 looks like nothing more than a place to buy candy molds, and in fact it is an excellent supply house for bakers and candy makers. [...]

Pasadena CFM

Pasadena CFM

WHY A great market east of Hollywood. WHAT This popular market on the edge of Victory Park offers Harry’s Berries, Bill’s Bees (honeys), ABC Rhubarb (herbs and greens), Two Peas in a Pod (super sweet sugar snaps, shelling beans, cauliflower, berries),and Mike Taylor (spring and Maui onions, tomatoes, nasturtiums). Good flowers, too. Stop by the [...]

SPEED RACK: Femme Bartenders Shake it for Charity

SPEED RACK: Femme Bartenders Shake it for Charity

Need meets speed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th at Speed Rack, a national, all-female, speed bartending competition. From 3 to 7 p.m., 16 of L.A.’s best lady bartenders will compete for the title of So Cal’s fastest female cocktail slinger  and raise funds for breast cancer charities while they shake and stir rounds of cocktails [...]

French Market Café

French Market Café

WHY You wish you were in Paris but you’re settling for Venice. WHAT This indoor/outdoor café and market on south Abbot Kinney has catered to homesick ex-pats since 1993. You may be the only English speaker in line waiting to order French comfort food: omelets with a green salad;le cheval (fried egg atop ham and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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