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FREE Ice Cream from the Tillamook Ice Cream Truck

 Attention citizens of the Westwood area. The Tillamook Ice Cream Tour is hitting the streets and on Thursday, lands at Simplethings in Westwood. The refurbished VW van turned Ice Cream Truck will be slinging out free ice-cream including a brand new flavor, in honor of its first year on the road and 105th anniversary as […]

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Get your Italian roots at Scopa in Venice

 It’s no secret that those behind the new Italian spot in Venice known as Scopa Italian Roots know a thing or two about the hospitality industry. Between Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix, there aren’t many fails as far as we’re concerned. Swoon much? Yes, maybe. But for a good reason. What they’ve built with chef […]

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Santa Monica Pier stalwart re-emerges as The Albright

Longtime Santa Monica Pier restaurant, SM Pier Seafood, has officially re-launched as The Albright. After 35 years, the family-owned restaurant has changed hands and has undergone a complete revamp! Of course you can expect an updated menu too, with the usual “locally sourced food”. We’re excited about the extensive craft beer and California wine program. […]

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival – August 22-25

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns to the streets and restaurants of el-lay the weekend of August 22-25. In it’s 3rd year, the festival features a myriad of events located throughout all of the city. There are dozens of food, wine and cocktail related events all weekend long. From Power Lunching with top […]

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Bourbon Pairing at CAFE del REY

The nations largest independent, family-owned and operated producer of spirits is teaming up with Chef Daniel Roberts at CAFE del REY on Thursday, February 7. Bourbon lovers are invted to “Shine by the Sea” delectable dinner paired with hand-crafted cocktails and neat pours of Heaven Hill Distilleries bourbon. Chef Roberts is preparing four delectable courses […]

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DineLA – Eat at Piccolo Venice

I have mixed feelings about DineLA’s Restaurant Week. It’s not that it’s not a fantastic idea. A good excuse to finally check out that restaurant you’ve been dying to try and get a special, fixed price menu. I just typically find that you’re not saving all that much money. Especially for me, since I rarely […]

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Michael Ruhlman Dinner & Book Signing at Farmshop

Michael Ruhlman’s new book showcases his decades of cooking with some of the worlds best chefs. It breaks cooking down into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude. If you’re cooking a simple roast chicken or a complicated multi-course meal, your success is summed up with these twenty concepts. With over 300 photographs, […]

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LA BBQ Festival returns to Santa Monica

Sticky fingers, hickory smoke filled air, plastic bibs, draft beer, and country music. Yes, it’s back! The LA BBQ Festival returns to the Santa Monica Beach pier on September 9-11, promising to be the best BBQ meal you’ve ever had in your mouth. The three day event will feature authentic ‘cue from Texas, Kansas City, […]

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Food Coma Aftermath: LA Magazine The Food Event

LA Magazine transformed Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu this past weekend into a food and wine lovers paradise. The Los Angeles Magazine Food Event: From the Vine, sponsored by Cadillac, featured more than enough food to eat, wine to drink, cooking demos, food panels, and mariachi music to please the ears. It was unfortunate that the […]

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LA Magazine – The Food Event

LA Magazine’s “The Food Event: From the Vine” takes place this Sunday, October 24th, at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. Hosted by Merrill Shindler and Leo Quinones, with notable food and wine personalities giving lessons in the art of pouring and palate-pleasing, celebrity chefs will perform demonstrations and a diverse group of wineries will […]

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