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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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Wrap-up: The Los Angeles WineFest

The 10th Annual LA WineFest returned to the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood and we made our way through as much wine as we could before that unfortunate wine fatigue set-in. The signature wine event invites fans to sip, explore and enjoy hundreds of wines and beers al fresco. The LA WineFest is one of […]

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Something to taco’bout at Loteria Grill

In Mexico, family, friends and tacos are a popular reason that people get together around a table. Chef Jimmy Shaw at Loteria Grill brings that same concept with his own version of “Taco Tuesday.” Deemed, Taco About Tuesday, it’s inspired by those gatherings he went to in Mexico. Getting together with family and friends over […]

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The Mediterranean Wines of the Temecula Valley

  My love for wine was just starting to develop in the late 90’s. Never much of a beer drinker, and very much a food lover, wine just went better with a meal. Then in 2000, my parents moved to Murrieta, a small but booming track home community just North of Temecula. Back then Temecula […]

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The Breakfast Burrito at Larry’s Chili Dog

There is no other way to say it. This is “The” quintessential Los Angeles Breakfast Burrito and it can be found at a hot dog stand in Burbank. It an American style classic. No beans and rice or machaca here. A perfect balance of fresh scrambled eggs, buttery shredded hash browns, bacon AND sausage, melty […]

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A plethora of Tacos invade El Pueblo de Los Angeles

  “Jefe, what is a plethora?” “Why, El Guapo?” “Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has […]

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Full service cocktails and bites at Murph’s in Sherman Oaks

 The Valley has a new cocktail joint to call it’s own. Once Mad Bull Tavern, now transformed into a kitsch service station called Murph’s. Richard DiSisto (Tipple & Brine, Tunnel Bar) has created quite the foodie and booze destination in his new Ventura Blvd spot. Tom LaBonge even stopped by to officially declare the opening. […]

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Experience La Loggia at Al Bacio

 Al Bacio Ristorante quietly replaced Osteria Drago nearly a year ago. A quick changeover revealed not much of a difference in terms of the decor. But with it’s 4+ rating on Yelp, Urban Spoon, OpenTable and Trip advisor, it’s obvious they are doing something right in the back of the house. The kitchen is now […]

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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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8 great steakhouse options for DineLA

 DineLA is once again upon us. Taking place from July 14th through the 27th, there are many options when it comes to this city wide prix-fixe menu celebration. Some great and some ho-hum. Many great steakhouses in the city offer some good bang for your buck when it comes to the price fixed menus. Here’s […]

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