• Flavor of L.A. Spotlights San Fernando Valley
    May 21 at 11:58 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    The Flavor of L.A. food festival returned for its second year to the CBS Studio Center backlot on Sunday, May 20, offering an afternoon of food, drink and classic cars from the Television Motion Picture Car Club in Studio City. About 50…

  • The Food of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Is Better Than Festival Food
    May 10 at 6:48 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire's unofficial tagline could be "Come for the jousts, stay for the artichokes." In a world of events being taken over by food trucks or grills with tents, the Faire is a bastion of real food. Read all about…

  • Behind the Scenes at Black Rabbit Rose and Crying Tiger in Hollywood
    November 14 at 6:56 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Where else in the world but Hollywood would someone dip in for a plate of sweet nam tok "waterfall beef" bao bursting with fish sauce, enjoy a burlesque magic cabaret show, sip on the booziest possible rendition of a Thai iced tea, and get a tarot…


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  • A Visual Tour of Journeymen Restaurant in Atwater Village
    October 24 at 6:55 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Journeymen, the Atwater Village restaurant in the space once occupied by the adored Canelé, is a neighborhood spot that's striving for more — and it's an exciting thing to see. Helmed by chef David Wilcox and general manager Guy Tabibian, who…

  • The Beautiful People of Brunch at the Races
    October 16 at 10:52 a.m. by Danny Liao

    Crowd of dapper dudes in suits and ladies in fancy hats descended on the historic Santa Anita Park for L.A. Weekly's latest edition of Brunch at the Races. In addition to watching the horses speed around the track, attendees feasted on food from…

  • A Visual Tour of Tintorera, Maycoll Calderón's Modern Mexican Restaurant in Silver Lake
    October 10 at 6:49 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    On first glance, it's impossible not to be romanced by Tintorera. The first U.S. venture for chef Maycoll Calderón of Mexico City's Huset — and the latest in a string of modern Mexican openings (Tallula's, Verlaine, Maestro) — is truly…

  • So Much Delicious <i>Adobo</i> at This Filipino Food Fest in Eagle Rock
    October 9 at 4:54 p.m. by Danny Liao

    Eat Play Move, L.A.’s first Filipino-meets-Angeleno food festival, made Eagle Rock even tastier this past weekend. Here's what you missed — and what you can look forward to eating at next year's fest. Photos by Danny Liao.

  • Behind the Scenes at the Dumpling &amp; Beer Fest in San Gabriel
    October 7 at 3:14 p.m. by Scott Feinblatt

    If dumplings are your thing (and if they're not they should be), you ought to have been in San Gabriel for the third annual Dumpling & Beer Fest on Oct. 5. The event featured a dumpling-eating contest, the crowning of the best dumpling and, of…

  • Here's What You Missed at the Fabulous Drag Brunch at Viva Hollywood
    September 26 at 2:35 p.m. by Tyler Hagen

    The world-famous Drag Brunch by Voss Events made its West Coast debut Sept. 24 at Viva Hollywood and served up great performances and bottomless cocktails. Hosted by Vicky Vox with DJ Rhea Litre, the event got wild once stars of RuPaul's Drag Race…

  • Behind the Scenes at Vespertine, Jordan Kahn's Otherworldly Culver City Restaurant
    September 12 at 6:08 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    There may never have been an American restaurant with such metaphysical aspirations as Vespertine. Chef Jordan Kahn said ahead of opening that the food would be inspired by architecture, astronomy and the music of John Cage — and the ensuing…

  • Behind the Scenes at MTN, Travis Lett's Abbot Kinney Izakaya
    September 5 at 6:16 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    MTN, on its surface, also could fit comfortably into that oh-so-Venice genre. Pronounced "mountain," it's the fourth restaurant from Travis Lett, the chef who brought us Gjelina, Gjelina To Go and Gjusta. Lett has had a hand in creating Venice's…

  • A Carnival of Food at the L.A. County Fair
    September 4 at 9:46 a.m. by Danny Liao

    Crowds turned out to eat and play on a hot Sunday at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, which opened Friday, Sept. 1,  and continues through Sept. 24. Photos by Danny Liao

  • An Eating Tour of Sunset and Alvarado in Echo Park
    August 30 at 8:30 a.m. by Danny Liao

    With the opening of Cosa Buona, the area around Echo Park's Sunset and Alvarado intersection is truly a culinary destination. There's the aforementioned upscale pizza joint, along with a couple o cute little cafes and a giant…

  • Behind the Scenes at Botanica in Silver Lake, Where the Aspirational Fantasy Is Real
    August 29 at 6:18 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Botanica, the new restaurant in Silver Lake, is owned and operated by two women who were — and still aspire to be — food journalists. Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer worked in New York for years, writing about food for Tasting Table, Daily Candy…

  • Behind the Scenes at Tallula's Modern Mexican Restaurant
    August 22 at 6:15 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Located in what was, for decades, a Tex-Mex restaurant called Marix, Tallula's has a soaring dining room, a brightly colored bar with a large-screen TV and a margaritas-and-guacamole menu that screams "CANTINA" in the old-school American sense of…

  • Peek Inside Cosa Buona, the New Pizza Place From Alimento's Zach Pollack
    August 15 at 6:18 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    As one of the opening chefs of Sotto (along with Steve Samson), Zach Pollack had an obsession — which included importing a 15,000-pound Stefano Ferrara oven from Italy — that resulted in pizza many still believe to be the best in the city. When…

  • A Visual Tour of Rosaliné, the New Peruvian Restaurant From Ricardo Zarate
    August 8 at 6:11 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate is back with Rosaliné, a West Hollywood restaurant named for his mother. The scale of the place is more moderate than some of the huge, sprawling restaurants he headed before, and it feels more personal as a result. The…

  • Peek Inside Farida, the New Middle Eastern Restaurant in Hollywood From Bowery Bungalow's Chef
    July 25 at 9:24 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Farida, the new restaurant from Bowery Bungalow's George Abou-Daoud, is named for his Lebanese-Palestinian-Egyptian grandmother, and it aims to honor her legacy with food that nods to that broad heritage. We need people like Abou-Daoud to remind us…

  • The Best Food We've Eaten in 2017 So Far
    July 11 at 1:38 p.m. by LA Weekly

    A Middle Eastern–tinged eatery from the Madcapra duo. Evan Funke's latest palace of pasta. An ecletic eatery from Umami Burger's creator — with no burgers on the menu. An Indonesian small-plates restaurant. A kinda French kinda Californian…

  • Take a Visual Tour of Tao in Hollywood
    July 11 at 6:21 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tao, the outrageously over-the-top mini-chain that originated in New York, has seen its Las Vegas outpost become the highest-grossing and most profitable restaurant in America, and its New York locations aren't far behind. As of this past April,…



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