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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Flavors of Los Angeles 2014, Artisan Market + Spirits Expo

Top 3 Events: Flavors of Los Angeles 2014, Artisan Market + Spirits Expo

Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 Hosted by the Greater Los Angeles division of the American Liver Foundation, Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 will bring together notable chefs from around L.A. for its eighth year. The event begins with a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres provided by participating chefs and restaurants, followed...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink April Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

April Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

L.A. lost a few old-timers this month: Ernie Jr.'s Taco House shuttered after 41 years, and father/daughter duo Guy and Sylvie Gabrielle bid adieu to Café Pierre after serving the Manhattan Beach community for 37 years (although they're planning to re-open as a new restaurant, Love and Salt, with chef Michael Fiorelli).  In opening...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Coolhaus Party, Chef Walkabout With Joe Miller, Thursday Night Markets at Sportsman's Lodge

Top 3 Events: Coolhaus Party, Chef Walkabout With Joe Miller, Thursday Night Markets at Sportsman's Lodge

Coolhaus 5th-Anniversary PartyCoolhaus celebrates its 5th anniversary with food by Pizzanista and Free Range LA, a DJ set by Paul Tao of IAMSOUND, live music by De Lux and lots of ice cream sandwiches. Drinks will be provided, including an open bar, craft cocktails, kegs, Golden Road Brewing beer floats and...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 18 L.A. Restaurants Serving Special Easter Brunch or Dinner

18 L.A. Restaurants Serving Special Easter Brunch or Dinner

While it's true that for many of us, Easter dining can mean chocolate rabbits and dyed eggs and way too many jelly beans, it's also true that it's an excellent day for making a fine brunch or dinner, maybe pulling out the stops for gravlax, a fruit-covered Pavlova, or even...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Cupcake Decorating, Earth Day Cocktails + A Cocktail Workshop

Top 3 Events: Cupcake Decorating, Earth Day Cocktails + A Cocktail Workshop

Easter Cupcake Decorating at Duff's Cakemix On Easter Sunday, decorating instructors at Duff's Cakemix will lead a cupcake decorating event for families and children (ages 4 and up). Participants will receive an Easter decorating kit that includes four cupcakes per person and decorating supplies. Sign up at info@duffscakemix.com.   WHAT:...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 4 Events: Grist & Toll Baking Series, Farewell to Cafe Pierre + Culinary Historians Event

Top 4 Events: Grist & Toll Baking Series, Farewell to Cafe Pierre + Culinary Historians Event

Grist & Toll Baking Series Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll and baker Michael O'Malley kick off the Grist & Toll Baking Series with a class that covers the fundamentals of baking bread with freshly milled, whole-grain flour. Participants will leave with baked bread and a whole-grain starter kit (active...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Where to Find <i>Chopped</i> Stars in L.A.

Where to Find Chopped Stars in L.A.

For Food Network fans, Tuesday nights are devoted to Ted Allen, four competing chefs and the bizarre combinations of "mystery" ingredients found on Chopped (pretzel sticks, emu eggs and canned peaches, anyone?). Launched in 2009, the show pits four chefs against each other for a chance to win $10,000. Chefs...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink March Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

March Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

AvroKO had a busy month, debuting two new dining interiors: Faith & Flower downtown and Bourbon Steak, Glendale's swanky new steakhouse.  Chef Bruce Kalman (The Churchhill, The Misfit) opened Union in Pasadena, and Paolo Simeone and Franco Sorgi's Italian restaurant Al Mare formally opened on the Santa Monica Pier.  Iif you find yourself in Silver Lake craving Thai,...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 6 Events: Sea Urchin Menu at Adoteca, David Tanis at Lucques, Cooking Classes + Wine Festivals

Top 6 Events: Sea Urchin Menu at Adoteca, David Tanis at Lucques, Cooking Classes + Wine Festivals

Sea Urchin Menu at Adoteca Adoteca in Brentwood will serve a special prix fixe sea urchin menu. Three courses include a sea urchin carpaccio; black ink tagliolini with sea urchin; and butter-poached lobster served with burrata cheese, sea urchin and mache salad. Each course also is available a la carte,...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Wine Dinner at Hatfield's, Ceviche Project Pop-Up + <i>Game of Thrones</i> Tap Takeover

Top 3 Events: Wine Dinner at Hatfield's, Ceviche Project Pop-Up + Game of Thrones Tap Takeover

Wine Pairing Dinner at Hatfield's  Hatfield will host a four-course wine pairing dinner featuring Central Coast wine producers Dragonette Cellars and Liquid Farm. Hors d'oeuvres and rosé pairings will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner. Reservations required by phone: (323) 935-2977. (Open Table reservations made online will not be honored.) WHAT:...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Artisan Cheese Festival, Los Angeles Seafood Festival + Beer Dinner at Napa Valley Grille

Top 3 Events: Artisan Cheese Festival, Los Angeles Seafood Festival + Beer Dinner at Napa Valley Grille

California's Artisan Cheese Festival Chefs, cheesemakers, sommeliers, winemakers and other industry leaders will gather in Petaluma for California's eighth annual Artisan Cheese Festival  - three days of touring, tasting and learning about artisan cheese. Events range from cheese-pairing seminars to cheese-making classes. Guest speakers include the San Francisco Chronicle's cheese columnist...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 10 St. Patrick's Day Parties in L.A.

10 St. Patrick's Day Parties in L.A.

Who exactly was this Patrick guy? Why the 17th? Where is the "corn" in corned beef? Whether or not you can answer these questions, March 17th is a day where binge drinking on a weekday, consuming unnatural amounts of green food dye, and eating copious amounts of corned beef is...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 4 Events: Citrus Workshop, Jazz Nights at Salt's Cure, Fish Pop-Up + Cooking Class at Border Grill

Top 4 Events: Citrus Workshop, Jazz Nights at Salt's Cure, Fish Pop-Up + Cooking Class at Border Grill

Saving the Season: Citrus In celebration of citrus season, the Institute of Domestic Technology is hosting a one-day workshop on preserving, mixing and cooking with citrus. Participants will receive a light breakfast, four class sessions and a citrus-inspired lunch, along with an instruction manual, recipe book and take-home citrus creations...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 5 Runner-Friendly Foods L.A. Diners Eat More Than the Rest of the Country

5 Runner-Friendly Foods L.A. Diners Eat More Than the Rest of the Country

Prepare for major street closures and start re-routing your usual commute: the L.A. Marathon is upon us. The race begins the morning of Sunday, March 9, and runs from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific.  What exactly do these (possibly crazy) people eat to fuel a 26.2-mile run? (And the rest of us, who...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink February Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

February Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

After much anticipation, Roadhouse LA, brought to you by Umami Burger's Adam Fleischman and pitmaster Robbie Richter, is now serving up "international barbecue"  at the Hollywood Improv. Meanwhile, downtowners no longer have to make the trek to Culver City to experience City Tavern's local craft beers. And in more opening news, Whiz brought cheesesteak...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Oysterpalooza, Ugly Drum Pastrami Pop-Up + Kitchen Karate at Surfas

Top 3 Events: Oysterpalooza, Ugly Drum Pastrami Pop-Up + Kitchen Karate at Surfas

Oysterpalooza at the Hungry Cat It's the Hungry Cat's ninth anniversary in Hollywood. In celebration, the restaurant hosts an all-day oyster festival, with half-priced mollusks, oyster specials, all-day happy hour, anniversary cocktails and Eric Junker T-shirts. Call 323-462-2155 for reservations. WHAT: Oysterpalooza at the Hungry Cat WHEN: Monday, March 10, noon-10 p.m...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 3 Events: Fried Chicken Nights, Suzanne Tracht in Mammoth + Winemakers Tasting

Top 3 Events: Fried Chicken Nights, Suzanne Tracht in Mammoth + Winemakers Tasting

Fried Chicken Nights at the Larder at Burton Way Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's marketplace-restaurant now offers Fried Chicken Night every Thursday. The complete dinner includes fried chicken, cavolo nero, coleslaw and house-baked cornbread. Available for dining in, take-away and curbside delivery. WHAT: Fried chicken dinner at the Larder at...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink 5 L.A. Juice Bars That Will Make You Want to Drink Your Lunch

5 L.A. Juice Bars That Will Make You Want to Drink Your Lunch

"Eat your vegetables" is easier said then done. When it comes to sipping these superfoods through a straw, health-obsessed Angelenos (and Salma Hayek, who co-founded her own juice line) could probably drink you under the table. A liquid lunch might not be for everyone, but jumping on the juicing bandwagon is...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink The Second Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off Is Coming

The Second Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off Is Coming

For some of us, when it comes to food, vegan is synonymous with bland, boring and utterly unsatisfying. But here in L.A., the growing movement towards local, plant-based food sources has left us with plenty of hearty, flavorful, vegan-friendly versions of our favorite comfort foods. On Sunday, March 2, five...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Top 4 Events: Sunday Supper at Crossroads, Baking Class at Surfas, International Food & Wine Festival + Mark Peel at Il Grano

Top 4 Events: Sunday Supper at Crossroads, Baking Class at Surfas, International Food & Wine Festival + Mark Peel at Il Grano

Golden Road + Umami Burger + Crossroads Sunday Supper Crossroads kicks off its Sunday Suppers series with Golden Road Brewery and Umami Burger. Guest chef Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger will serve plant-based versions of his burgers, including the Cali burger, Hatch burger and truffle burger. Wash it down with $10...…
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