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Flavors of Los Angeles 2013 chefs; Credit: M. Haight Photography

Top 3 Events: Flavors of Los Angeles 2014, Artisan Market + Spirits Expo

Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 Hosted by the Greater Los Angeles division of the American Liver Foundation, Flavors of Los Angeles 2014 will bring together notable chefs from around L.A. for its eighth year. The event begins with a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres provided by participating chefs and restaurants, followed......
Ernie Jr.'s Taco House serves up its last taco; Credit: Jared Cowan

April Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

L.A. lost a few old-timers this month: Ernie Jr.'s Taco House shuttered after 41 years, and father/daughter duo Guy and Sylvie Gabrielle bid adieu to Café Pierre after serving the Manhattan Beach community for 37 years (although they're planning to re-open as a new restaurant, Love and Salt, with chef Michael Fiorelli).  In opening......
Petrossian's Egg Royale; Credit: Petrossian

18 L.A. Restaurants Serving Special Easter Brunch or Dinner

While it's true that for many of us, Easter dining can mean chocolate rabbits and dyed eggs and way too many jelly beans, it's also true that it's an excellent day for making a fine brunch or dinner, maybe pulling out the stops for gravlax, a fruit-covered Pavlova, or even......
Cupcake decorating; Credit: Duff's Cakemix

Top 3 Events: Cupcake Decorating, Earth Day Cocktails + A Cocktail Workshop

Easter Cupcake Decorating at Duff's Cakemix On Easter Sunday, decorating instructors at Duff's Cakemix will lead a cupcake decorating event for families and children (ages 4 and up). Participants will receive an Easter decorating kit that includes four cupcakes per person and decorating supplies. Sign up at info@duffscakemix.com.   WHAT:......
Credit: Chopped

Where to Find Chopped Stars in L.A.

For Food Network fans, Tuesday nights are devoted to Ted Allen, four competing chefs and the bizarre combinations of "mystery" ingredients found on Chopped (pretzel sticks, emu eggs and canned peaches, anyone?). Launched in 2009, the show pits four chefs against each other for a chance to win $10,000. Chefs......
The interior of Bourbon Steak in Glendale; Credit: Ryan Tanaka

March Roundup of Restaurant Openings and Closings

AvroKO had a busy month, debuting two new dining interiors: Faith & Flower downtown and Bourbon Steak, Glendale's swanky new steakhouse.  Chef Bruce Kalman (The Churchhill, The Misfit) opened Union in Pasadena, and Paolo Simeone and Franco Sorgi's Italian restaurant Al Mare formally opened on the Santa Monica Pier.  Iif you find yourself in Silver Lake craving Thai,......