Christie Bishop


Valentine's Day Round-Up, Part 2: A La Carte Menus + Desserts

While they should probably just rename Valentine's Day's Restaurant Prix Fixe Day, we understand not everyone is into a rousing (and often wildly expensive) multi-course dinner. Perhaps you don't have a sweet tooth, are chicka-pescetarian (yes, there is such a thing), or maybe you'd rather have three courses of wine......
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Valentine's Day Round-Up, Part 1: Prix-Fixe Menus

These days, every time we walk into a supermarket, pharmacy or even drive past certain intersections of town, we're faced with an explosion of red and pink, well, everything: "Be My Valentine" cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, fake long-stem roses, and endless tins of chalky candy hearts sending their messages......
Playa's "Flora y Terra" Dessert; Credit: Nick Sarnoff

First Look Inside Playa: John Sedlar's New Restaurant Opening This Friday

Playa, the second Latin restaurant from Rivera chef John Sedlar, opens this Friday, February 11 in the Beverly Boulevard space formerly home to Neal Fraser's Grace. Turn the page for details, including Sedlar's new menu items, Julian Cox's inspiration behind Playa's cocktail program, and Sedlar's first word on "Reflexiones," a......
Braised Oxtail with oranges and prunes from FIG  dinner; Credit: C. Bishop

Fig & Garcia Farms Teach At-Risk Teens About Nutrition & Local Produce

Last night, Fig's executive chef Ray Garcia hosted the restaurant's first farm dinner of 2011, serving dishes filled with Fallbrook's Garcia Farm's (no relation) recent harvest of over 50 varieties of citrus. While the turnout of both L.A.'s food-minded community as well as fantastic dishes filled with grapefruit, mandarin, kumquat,......
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Camp Blogaway 2011 Update: Registration Is Officially Open

If you're reading our food blog, chances are good that you might have your own food blog. You might write about recipes, restaurants, chef crushes, or even obscure flavors of Kit Kats. And whether you have 10,000 loyal followers, or twenty casual readers of the friend-and-family variety, it never hurts......
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Fig + Garcia Organic Farm Team Up For Farm Dinner

While the rest of the country is stuck under three free of snow and ice, an L.A. "winter" means we're still able to get up early, throw on our stylish (if completely unnecessary) Uggs, beanies and gloves and head to the Santa Monica farmer's market for sweet peaches, corn, strawberries,......
Big Rock Golf & Pub tequila; Credit: Michele Stueven

Eat This Now: Maccheroni Tartuffo at Oliverio

We know, we know: truffled macaroni and cheese is so passé. It was the braised short rib of L.A. restaurants before the braised short rib actually came along. Throw a stone in any direction and you'll find a poorly-executed truffled macaroni and cheese -- over-baked, under-seasoned, or drowned in a......
baby artichokes with buffalo mozzarella

dineLA Restaurant Week Returns

If you're one of the few noble people who's actually kept your New Year's resolution, get ready to face a major hurdle. In just a few weeks, dineLA's Restaurant Week returns for its sixth season, serving specially priced three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners from January 23rd to 28th and January......
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Jersey Grub Truck Hits L.A. Streets This Weekend

Some say the only good things to come out of New Jersey have been Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, and more recently, the MTV-driven trainwreck/cultural phenomenon that is Jersey Shore. But come this weekend, another East Cost transplant -- The Jersey Grub Truck -- plans to hit the streets of L.A.,......
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