Dining Out

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    Butcher’s Dog Brings Variety to Sawtelle

    Earlier this year one of the saddest days of my foodie life occurred, the closing of Chef Brendan Collins’ Waterloo and City. Chef Collins later announced his new restaurant in Hollywood would open under the name Birch. I have yet to check it out, but have been told that it’s as great as you’d expect. […] Read more…

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    The New X-Bar

    For those of you who have been around West LA for a while, you’re no stranger to X-Bar located inside the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel. We recently ventured to the spot for happy hour since we heard it had undergone a menu revamp as well as face lift. It screams LA power meetings filled […] Read more…

Local Events

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    Slow Wine Tour – LA 4th Edition

    Last night was my first time checking out the Slow Wine Tour’s stop in LA. What a treat it was! The event was held at the beautiful Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The event was held by Slow Food, a grassroots organization, focused on the prevention of the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the […] Read more…

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    LA Times THE TASTE: Post Event Coverage

    This year marked our first time attending the Los Angeles Times’ annual The TASTE event. My head’s still spinning from all of the events and purveyors in attendance. The event was comprised of an opening night on Friday preceding Labor Day weekend. Following were brunches an dinners for the next two days. My feet needed […] Read more…

In The Kitchen

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    Fig & Olive’s Pumpkin Sage Ravioli

    For my regular followers you’ll know that one of my favorite restaurants is Fig & Olive. So I like to share some of their recipes from time to time when made available to me. Check out this great seasonal recipe incorporating pumpkins and pumpkin seeds. Read more…

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    Lemon Garlic Tilapia

    Tilapia definitely isn’t my favorite fish, but it’s light and absorbs flavor very well. It requires minimal cook time and can be very easy to prepare. To help my household eat healthier and cleaner, I prepared the fish in a lemon garlic sauce with a hint of butter. I served it over a bed of […] Read more…

Product Reviews

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    Munchery x Roy Choi

    I recently learned about the new partnership between Munchery + Chef Roy Choi and immediately had to know more. A taste of Choi’s growing food empire in the Los Angeles area can now be delivered directly to your doorstep. Fancy that! Munchery first started in San Francisco in 2010 and has quickly expanded to multiple major cities […] Read more…

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    Adam Richman and Alamos Wines

    I recently had the opportunity to talk to Man Vs. Food star himself, Adam Richman about his love of Alamos Wines. To kick off his book tour we got to sample of of Adam’s recipes included in his new cookbook, Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels. One recipe that particularly stood out […] Read more…