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  • 7 years ago | Food in the Media

    The food media world was chomping at the bit to see last night's highly anticipated Simpsons episode. "The Food Wife" has Marge, Lisa and Bart write a food blog called The Three Mouthkateers as they make their way through the surprisingly eclectic...

  • 7 years ago | Halloween

    No matter how you slice it, Halloween brings out the sweet tooth in all of us. Sure, you can raid your kid's bag for something sweet, or grab that family-size bag of Kit Kats at Target (you feel the pull, whether you're giving out candy or not), p...

  • 7 years ago | L.A. Restaurants

    Mendocino Farms is known for its quirky sandwiches -- the one that first got us was an addictive combo of duck confit with duck-skin cracklins -- and its approachable farm-to-table lunch fare at its three locations (two downtown and one in Marina ...

  • 7 years ago | Food Oddities

    Those little scraps of paper with prophetic statements like "You will always be surrounded by good friends" are fun to read after polishing off a plate of lo mein (with or without "in bed" at the end.) But no one really takes the fortune cookie fo...

  • 7 years ago | Pizza

    Sit back and think for a moment -- where's the best artisanal pizza in the heart of Hollywood? And we don't mean Mozza down on Melrose and Highland, but closer to Hollywood and Vine. Right. Well, by this time next year, there will be a version of ...

  • 7 years ago

    In L.A., dinner and a show doesn't have to mean parking at the Arclight and walking to one of the myriad bars and restaurants near the movie theater. There are some great spots around town where you can dine and be entertained at the same time, an...


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