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The ultimate 9 course Umami Burger tasting

Since 2009 Umami Burger has been at the forefront of the Los Angeles burger movement. Umami, known as the 5th taste, is a phrase coined by the Japanese. Loosely translating to “pleasant savory taste”, the burger chain started by Adam Fleischman, has since grown his Umami Burger empire into multiple restaurants in California, Las Vegas, […]

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Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Wine List Awards

Wine Spectator has announced its list of best restaurants from around the world with the best wine programs for 2015. The list features over 3,600 restaurants in 50 states and more than 75 other countries. A handful of Los Angeles restaurants were crowned with the Grand Award, including Spago Beverly Hills, Valentino and Capo in […]

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Garagiste Wine Festival hits Los Angeles on July 11

Attention wine lovers. The Garagiste Festival is back in Los Angeles on July 11th with more wine than ever. And it returns in one of the coolest venues in the city. Grab a Lyft or hop on the subway to the Wiltern on Saturday to discover the undiscovered and under-recognized artisan ‘garagiste’ wine producers who […]

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Next Door Lounge and the new menu from Food Network Star Nikki Martin

 As if they needed it, LA Weekly’s Best Speakeasy in Los Angeles got a little food makeover while you weren’t looking. The completely revamped menu from Food Network Star Nikki Martin makes The Next Door Lounge all that much better. Not only that, the cocktail menu got a Summer refresh from head barman Zac Henry […]

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Ugly Drum Pastrami serving full-time at Mendocino Farms

 Smoked meats, the ultimate indulgence in all carnivorous grub. Anyone can try to do it, given the proper apparatus for smoking. Whether it be a modified BBQ, pit, box, egg, or in this case, an 55 gallon steel barrel. Only the best get it just right. Ugly Drum is one of those. The garage to […]

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A look at the new Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park is one of Southern California’s greatest treasures. Opening in December of 1934, it’s an art deco wonder designed by architect Gordon B. Kaufman. Kaufman is also known for his work on the Los Angeles Times’ building and Greystone Mansion in Hollywood. It’s seen it’s golden years come and go, but during the […]

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Art as an Appetizer – Pacific Standard Time

In celebration of the culinary arts, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980 announces a new program Art As An Appetizer, featuring fare inspired by art in Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. In addition to the secret menu available at the acclaimed restaurants Playa and Rivera, are a series of Food Truck meet-ups at […]

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Hangover Report – Pasadena PinotFest

The Pasadena PinotFest returned for it’s 4th year last weekend with several events leading up to the Grand Tasting. Including tastings at Noir Food & Wine and a special wine maker dinner at Altadena Town & Country Club. The grand tasting was grand indeed and the Altadena Country Club turned out to be a great […]

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Where to get tamales in Los Angeles

The history of the tamal dates back to the Mesoamerica times. Rumors are, the village warriors would take them off to battle as a portable meal. The perfect mobile food, they are commonly wrapped in corn husks or plantain leaves before cooking depending on the region they come from. Tamales begin with a dough made […]

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Vegan adventures with Urban Food Crawl

Urban Food Crawl is a brand new vegan food exploration tour of Downtown LA. Started by DTLA residents, this walking tour will have you sampling vegan friendly dishes from cupcakes, to pizza and menudo, at six different stops along the way. Marvel in the beautiful skyline of historical downtown, while meeting with chefs and owners, […]

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