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  • Eat Your Way Through Disneyland and California Adventure
    May 24 at 8:31 a.m. by Jakob Layman

    People go to Disneyland and California Adventure for the rides, and to meet the characters, and to pick up some merch. They also go for the food, which for many years was strictly in the novelty category: churros and humorously large turkey legs,…

     
  • Beetle House, Beetle House, Beetle House Opens in Los Angeles
    May 24 at 5:02 a.m. by Star Foreman

    The minds behind the Stay Classy Bar have taken their popular Beetle House restaurant on the road and opened an L.A. location. Originally planning to only stay for 80 days as a pop-up, Beetle House has sold out its entire run before even opening…

     
  • Devour the New American Dishes of Silver Lake's Wolfdown
    May 23 at 6:28 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Wolfdown sits on Rowena Avenue in an edge of the neighborhood that has always been a little sleepier and more residential than the Sunset Boulevard thoroughfare. The menu is international in scope, with lots of Asian influence and a focus on…

     

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  • Sample Seasonal Sake and Japanese Small Plates at Tsubaki, the Echo Park Izakaya
    May 16 at 6:26 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tsubaki, the new izakaya in Echo Park, features a seasonal section of sakes, which is especially fun, showcasing special sakes that are particular to the time of year. Much of the food is a simple celebration of the ingredients at hand. Hiramasa…

     
  • Stunning Photos Capture the Food and Landscapes of Nordic Countries
    May 12 at 11:05 a.m. by LA Weekly

    These photographs, taken by chef Magnus Nilsson, aim to take viewers on a culinary trip through the Nordic countries of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. They're part of the exhibit currently showing at…

     
  • The Most Beautiful Sushi in Los Angeles
    May 11 at 8:29 a.m. by LA Weekly

    Los Angeles is the city that introduced sushi to the U.S., and all these decades later we've still got the best in the country. Of course, being that this is a city of dreamers, innovators and weirdos, we've also done some strange things to sushi.…

     
  • Check Out the Ponte's Pizzas, Pastas and Rustic Italian Cuisine
    May 9 at 6:25 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    The Ponte recently took over the space that once housed the restaurant Terrine. The turnaround was swift, and the place doesn't look that much different — Terrine's burnished mirrors and brasserie interior have been replaced by a vaguely midcentury…

     
  • Feeding the 5000 Fights Food Waste in Pershing Square
    May 5 at 12:46 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Ever wonder where unused food goes? Feeding the 5000 served 5,000 meals from food that would have been otherwise wasted. The event was created to bring awareness to food waste by serving a meal from reclaimed food. Bags of produce were given away…

     
  • Everyone Partied At <i>L.A. Weekly</i>'s Burgers & Beer 2017
    May 1 at 5:20 p.m. by Anne Fishbein

    L.A. Weekly's annual Burgers and Beer event is a huge party. With a theme like that, how could it not be? Click through to see all the beers, all the burgers and all the people who came to get down on Saturday, April 29, at the Los Angeles Memorial…

     
  • A Visual Tour of Indonesian Small-Plates Restaurant Bone Kettle
    April 25 at 6:27 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Bone Kettle is not a purely Indonesian restaurant, nor does chef Erwin Tjahyadi claim it to be. The Pasadena restaurant inspired, he says, by his travels throughout Southeast Asia, and particularly by the many bone broths he tasted along the way.…

     
  • All the Pretty Veggies at P.Y.T., Josef Centeno's Newest Downtown Restaurant
    April 18 at 6:29 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Josef Centeno is doing something slightly different at P.Y.T., something that makes this newest venture relevant in its own right. Where all the food at Bäco Mercat — meat and meat-free — is aiming for maximum flavor and contrast and excitement,…

     
  • Take a Look at Chez Tex's Extraordinary Eats in Venice Beach
    April 4 at 6:50 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Chez Tex is a restaurant in the old-fashioned model, a mom-and-pop so true to the genre that the couple in question literally became parents within the first weeks of the place's opening in August. The name is an ode to owner Jesse Feldman's…

     
  • Where to Find the Best Dumplings in L.A.
    March 30 at 3:20 p.m. by Stephanie Kordan

    Dumplings in Los Angeles are as prevalent as tacos, and just about as easy to eat. There are so many kinds of dumplings to choose from in this city (think pelmeni, pierogi, kreplach) so we focused on the Asian dumpling varieties (shao mai, har gow,…

     
  • Middle Eastern Fare Gets a California Twist at Kismet in Los Feliz
    March 28 at 6:55 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    One of Kismet's chefs, Sara Kramer, made a name for herself and met Kismet's other chef, Sarah Hymanson. The two moved to Los Angeles in 2014, and in 2015 opened Madcapra at Grand Central Market, where they serve brightly flavored falafel…

     
  • L.A.'s Finest Dining at the Essentials 2017, <i>L.A. Weekly</i>'s Biggest Food Event of the Year
    March 27 at 3:52 p.m. by Anne Fishbein

    We did it again: ate and drank ourselves into oblivion with L.A.'s best chefs. Between the Essentials and the Freshmen 15, more than 70 restaurants showcased their culinary creations at the California Market Center on Sunday, March 26. Check out…

     
  • California's Agricultural History, Seen Through Vintage Fruit Crate Labels
    March 23 at 5:03 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Back when Southern California was the center of the citrus world, growers and packagers labeled every crate of fruit with a company label. And they were works of art. Look through this gallery to see beautiful images hand-painted to represent the…

     
  • Modern Mexican Cuisine Never Looked Better Than at Maestro, Danny Godinez's Pasadena Restaurant
    March 14 at 5:40 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Maestro is less thematic than Danny Godinez's Orange County restaurants, which have focused on French/Mexican cooking, or molecular techniques, or the Mexican state-specific dishes. At Maestro, Godinez is looking to present "things that people…

     
  • Casita Del Campo's Silver Lake History
    March 7 at 11:58 a.m. by LA Weekly

    Casita Del Campo has been a Silver Lake landmark essentially since it opened in 1962. The first owner was an actor and dancer whose claim to fame was a role as a gang member in the movie "West Side Story." The restaurant and bar has always…

     
  • Turn Up the Heat With Howlin' Ray's Hot Chicken
    March 6 at 1:06 p.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Part of the allure of Howlin' Ray's is undoubtedly the dare that lies at the end of that line: How hot can you handle? There are six levels of heat, and anything above the third level, called "medium," is hot enough that it comes with a warning.…

     
  • Wonderful Waffles and Coffee Make Go Get Em Tiger a Brunch Hot Spot
    February 28 at 6:32 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Go Get Em Tiger's Los Feliz location is a fairly sparse operation. It shares a wide, wooden patio with a new location of McConnell's Fine Ice Cream, but the shop itself is nothing more than a counter with an espresso machine and a bare-bones…

     

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