Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week, we check in with Bernhard Mairinger, chef at Beverly Hills' BierBeisl.
BierBeisl's Bernhard Mairinger says there are so many great restaurants in L.A., he could start his ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just announced their semifinalists for the 2013 chef and restaurant awards. To be clear, this is not a list of nominees, but rather a list from which the nominees will be chosen.
L.A. has quite a showing, in the national categories as well as in our region.
For Bes ... More >>
The Chef's Library is a series in which we ask chefs around town to tell us about their favorite cookbooks. Today, we talk to Andrew Kirschner, chef at Tar & Roses.
"While I have an enormous collection of cookbooks, one of my all time favorites is The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers. Her food s ... More >>
Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week, we check in with Tar & Roses chef Andrew Kirschner.
Like many of the chefs we talk to for Where The Chefs Eat, Andrew Kirschner likes to eat at lower-key places on his da ... More >>
For the past couple of weeks, we've been talking to L.A. chefs about their holday food traditions. Here's a roundup of all of those great chefs and what they do for the holidays, food-wise, plus a couple of extras thrown in for good measure.
This week and next, we'll be featuring the holiday food traditions of L.A. chefs. Today, Tar and Roses' Andrew Kirschner tells us about his Hannukah and Thanksgiving traditions.
"Being that I am Jewish, I lean to towards Hannukah inspired treats. This year, I made some killer horseradish and leek l ... More >>
This week, the restaurant review is a consideration of chef Andrew Kirschner's very popular Santa Monica restaurant, Tar & Roses. We urge you to read the full review, but for a quicker bite, here's the diet version:
Food: Creative, produce-inspired small plates. From the review: "Andrew Kirschner h ... More >>
And this, folks, is why you write things down: Sarlan Builders Inc. filed suit on Monday against Andrew Kirschner, former Iron Chef contestant and current chef and owner of the newly opened Tar & Roses restaurant, for allegedly breaching a verbal contract. According to the Santa Monica Daily Press, ... More >>
After numerous delays, Tar & Roses, the new restaurant from chef Andrew Kirschner officially opens next Tuesday, January 24 (with at least one friends-and-family night before then).
A Santa Monica native and former Iron Chef contestant, Kirschner tells us, "I'm thrilled to be back in Santa Moni ... More >>
In an often frantic attempt to track the many openings and closings around town, we scribble notes while driving down Santa Monica Boulevard, eavesdrop while in line at the movies, get tips from colleagues and friends, and troll the Web for restaurant obits and births. And sometimes we come across g ... More >>
Jane Austen, spinach and tomato pizza, Walter Manzke.12 Chefs, 12 Months, 12 Charities: Walter Manzke
To celebrate 20 years in business, Joe Miller launches a year-long dinner series, inviting guest chefs to prepare a monthly prix-fixe feast with the proceeds benefiting St. Vincent Meals on W ... More >>
Tar and RosesFormer "Next Iron Chef" contestant and renowned L.A. chef Andrew Kirschner is set to open his first restaurant by December 1. Tar and Roses on Santa Monica Blvd., between 5th and 6th streets, will house a highly touted wood-burning oven, which should make for some earthy, rustic ... More >>
The Place: The Wilshire: 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 586-1707.
The Hours: Monday-Saturday, 5-7 p.m.
The Deals: $8-$13 bar snacks; $8 specialty cocktails; $12 burgers; $5 wine and beer.
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Chris AndreChefs' winter wonderland: the dining room at the Ahwanee.
For those who want to experience our country's natural treasures but aren't the camping type, here is the event for you. The 26th annual Yosemite Chefs' Holidays series of chef demonstrations, presentations, dinners, recepti ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>
Two waiters didn't show up for their shift, the rookie line cook spilled vinegar on the $500 truffle, and Kogi just had to park a few feet from the valet stand. How do chefs cope when Saturday night's dinner service turns into a Kitchen Nightmares episode? Sometimes they pour themselves a stiff drin ... More >>
Courtesy Wilshire RestaurantKirschner, ready for his NYC close-upFor nine evenings in a row at his Santa Monica restaurant Wilshire, chef Andrew Kirschner will warm up for his big night at the James Beard House in Manhattan on April 30. Kirschner is cooking a prix-fixe menu April 16 through April 25 ... More >>