L.A. Oktoberfest -- October 20-21:
Bust out the lederhosen for this one, because it's likely to get a little crazy. This two-day festival at the Vanguard in Hollywood sounds like a scene from the movie Beerfest: busty Bavarian babes, beer song sing-a-longs, roving accordion players, stein-holding co ... More >>
FIG Inaugural Sausage Fest
Chefs Vartan Abgaryan (Public Kitchen), Greg Daniels (Haven Gastropub), Daniel Mattern (Cooks County), Bernhard Mairinger (BierBeisl) and Kris Morningstar (Ray's and Stark Bar) join FIG chef Ray Garcia to grill up their best homemade brats. Sides, snacks and beers from Smo ... More >>
"When I go back to Japan, some people assume that I head straight for sushi bars," Sonoko Sakai once wrote in the L.A. Times. "But my favorite pastime is making pilgrimages to artisanal soba shops." Soba, which Sakai describes as "thin, earthy-looking buckwheat noodles," has long captured the writ ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold applesAt the end of 2011, the year that the gastropub finally wrestled formal dining into a bathtub to drown, we pretty much know what a good, new restaurant is going to look like. There will be an open kitchen, and noise, and a very decent selection of obscure wines by th ... More >>
Photos by Anne FishbeinMeals from Lucques (left), Church & State (middle) and Palate (right).This weekend, Tender Greens in Hollywood will kick off its first Sunday beer garden, a monthly event with all-you-can-eat roasted meat and all-you-can-drink craft beer for a flat fee of $35. (We had a ... More >>
AmazonPaul Greenberg's Four FishAmmo's Sunday Roast dinners mean different things to different people: you might go for chef Daniel Mattern's good food, for the 10 year-old restaurant's casual setting, for a good value -- usually three courses for $32 -- or for pastry chef Roxana Jullapat's r ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
Ammo, the 10 year-old Hollywood restaurant, has been going through a renaissance lately. In December they got a new chef, Daniel Mattern, a veteran of Campanile, Lucques and AOC. And a few weeks ago Roxana Jullapat was named pastry chef. Jullapat has a pretty serious resume too, having worked at Cam ... More >>
As we posted earlier, Roxana Jullapat has joined the team at Ammo as the new pastry chef. When we asked Jullapat for a recipe (of course we did), Jullapat sent us one of Ammo chef Daniel Mattern's -- with a promise of some dessert recipes once she has more than a few weeks under her apron strings.
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A. Scattergoodchef Daniel Mattern of AmmoThere's a new chef at Ammo, the Hollywood restaurant that's been quietly turning out seasonal-based, market-driven food for over a decade on Highland Avenue. Daniel Mattern took over the stoves at the beginning of December.
Mattern is no stranger to ... More >>