L.A. Date Night: Taco-Grazing, Star-Gazing (Oct....
(L.A. Date Night 3.0 — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring Yuca’s, 2056 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz Read the full article here. EXTRA READING: L.A. Date Night: Wine, Swine and Sexy Gelato (Oct. 15, 2010) L.A. Date Night: Latin Adventure + Vegan Cupcakes (Oct. 22, 2010)
48 Hours in NoCal -- This Is What Happens
The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco — Rye, SF’s Tenderloin — Shrimp ‘n’ Grits, Brenda’s French Soul Food, SF’s Tenderloin — Hendry Ranch Winery, Napa — The Napa Valley Railway Inn, Yountville — Monday BBQ Night at Ad Hoc, Yountville — The oyster bar at Bouchon, Yountville — The Wisconsin Sourdough Burger at...
Maximum Balloon — “Communion (Feat....
L.A. Date Night: Latin Adventure + Vegan Cupcakes...
(L.A. Date Night 2.0 — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring BabyCakes LA, 130 E. 6th St., Downtown Read the full article here. EXTRA READING: L.A. Date Night: Wine, Swine and Sexy Gelato (Oct. 15, 2010)
The Best L.A. Bites Not on the Menu (Oct. 22,...
(Four off-the-menu musts in L.A. — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring the soft-shell crab po’ boy at Uncle Darrow’s, 2560 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey Read the full article here.
From TV to Kitchen: 'Top Chefs' Are Cooking in...
(The Top 5 ‘Top Chef’ chefs in L.A. — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring the Lavender Duck sandwich, Alex Eusebio’s Sweetsalt Food Shop, 10218 1/2 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake Read the full article here.
L.A. Date Night: Wine, Swine and Sexy Gelato (Oct....
(It’s a weekly thing — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring GelatoVino, 5940 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood Read the full article here.
Mobile Meals: The Best L.A. Food Trucks (Oct. 13,...
(The Top 5 in L.A. — for AOL City’s Best.) Featuring the Coolhaus Truck — a moving target. Read the full article here.
Food (& Cocktail) Coma Aftermath: J Gold’s...
(My recent contribution to Dig Lounge.) (Las Perlas — the Spiced PaQui Tequila Daisy) (And my beautiful date, above.) Read the full article here.
L.A.'s Hottest New Restaurants (Sept. 15, 2010)
My first (of many more) contributions to AOL City’s Best — featuring Salt’s Cure, Test Kitchen and Tinga, or “L.A.’s Hottest New Restaurants.” The chef fellas at Salt’s Cure handling house-cured lardon, 7494 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood Read the full article here.
L.A.'s Best Bar Eats -- AOL City's Best (Sept. 13,... →
Food Coma Aftermath: Plate by Plate (August 14,...
(My recent — and first — contribution to Dig Lounge.) Beef heart on a stick — you’re awesome, Mo-Chica.
That Tinga Sensation -- A Taco Shack With Fried...
(My recent contribution to UrbanDaddy LA.) Tinga, 142 S. La Brea Ave.
Cary Ann Hearst — “Hell’s...
The Camptown Swizzle -- I Do It, You Do It
Last month, it was the birthday of Dig Lounge’s Matt. First, an 18-person Korean BBQ smokeout at Moodaepo II. Then, we filed into Caña Rum Bar, eschewing membership fees, and proceeded to do what else but drink copious amounts of rum. I don’t even like rum. (Except mojito rum.) But now? I like Camptown Swizzle rum. Photo: LA Times Magazine The Camptown Swizzle is a drink (pictured...
Couple's Killer Spared -- Pasadena Star-News →
Five Weeks of Jury Duty Has Its Gastro-Perks
So, I’m serving as a juror on a big case — through most of July. Two good things: 1. Every day kind of feels like The Wire, Dexter or Six Feet Under. 2. I get to eat my way through Downtown. Every day, 12-1:30PM. (Meet me! Really.) Last week was my first — Elwood met me for a ramen bowl at the acclaimed Daikokuya. A revelation, always. Later in the week, CP drove me first to...
The Comme Ca Burger -- Murdering It
” … consistently juicy, perfectly seasoned and precisely medium-rare. The patty is charred on the outside and rosy pink from edge to edge.” — “The Perfect Burger and All Its Parts,” The New York Times Photo: The New York Times Michael David (former executive chef of Comme Ca), right, created the burger. The bun is by Hidefumi Kubota. Me? I got to put the...