• Martha Stewart Brings Her Food Experience to L.A.
    December 3 at 11:04 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    Martha Stewart took over the grounds of the Los Angeles Center Studio Dec. 1-2 for the Martha Steward Food & Wine Experience celebrating local L.A. chefs and vintners. Presented by USA Today, the event was part of a 12-city tour that highlights…

  • Don't Forget the Cannoli at Taste of Italy Festival
    October 16 at 1:23 p.m. by L.A. Weekly

    The L.A. Weekly team recently visited the Taste of Italy, a premier L.A. Italian food and wine event featuring award-winning restaurants and wineries, with tons of entertainment in an amazing atmosphere. #LAWEEKLY #FOOD #TASTEOFITALY

  • Seafood Festival on the Pier Is Off the Hook
    October 8 at 6:36 p.m. by Michele Stueven

    National Seafood Month kicked off on the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, Oct. 6, and brought together more than 20 local restaurants for the fourth annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival to benefit Heal the Bay. Participating restaurants included…


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  • Le Dîner en Blanc Draws 2,700 to Exposition Park Rose Garden
    October 1 at 9:51 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    Le Dîner en Blanc, the Parisian-style “secret dinner” party, came to L.A. for the fifth time on Saturday, Sept. 29, drawing a crowd of 2,700 in the Exposition Park Rose Garden of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Dressed from head to toe in…

  • Chefs Nationwide Bring Their Best to the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
    August 27 at 8:39 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    Award-winning chefs from around the country landed in the Santa Monica Barker Hangar over the Aug. 25-26 weekend, topping off the L.A. Food and Wine Festival with a multicultural movable feast. Chef Barb Batiste of Big Boi brought along her…

  • Hotel Figueroa Celebrates 92 Years
    August 16 at 3:10 p.m. by Michele Stueven

    The Hotel Figueroa downtown turns 92 years old this month and marked the occasion with a multilevel bash this week at the newly renovated landmark. Built in 1925 by the YWCA as a hotel for women, it officially opened in 1926 and was conceived by…

  • L.A.'s Thai Restaurants Cook Up Benefit for Thailand's Hill Tribe Kids
    August 6 at 11:50 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    The fifth annual Stu and the Kids fundraiser, a Thai-inspired food and wine festival hosted by chef Stuart Skversky and Redbird’s Neal and Amy Fraser, returned to Vibiana downtown on Sunday, Aug. 5, with proceeds benefiting the Hill Tribe kids in…

  • Hatchet Hall's Fuss and Feathers Dinner Series Invokes U.S. History
    July 23 at 6:55 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    Hatchet Hall in Culver City is celebrating its third anniversary with an enchanting “Fuss and Feathers” dinner series, which takes place every Thursday evening through Aug. 30. Chef Brian Dunsmoor is offering an extensive 13-course tasting menu…

  • Sweet! Just Desserts at #Dessertgoals 2018
    July 9 at 5:15 p.m. by Star Foreman

    L.A. Dessert Fest in downtown Los Angeles had some of the sweetest people — and food, too. With wares from more than 20 local confectioners available for sampling and buying, the Dessert Fest, #dessertgoals, at the Cooper Building was a Willy…

  • A Taste of Temecula in Venice
    June 22 at 11:58 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    It was during the summer of love 50 years ago that two free spirits, Vince and Audrey Cilurzo, left Hollywood for the country and planted some grape vineyards about an hour outside of Los Angeles in what is now known as the Temecula…

  • Taste of the Nation Fights Childhood Hunger in Culver City
    June 4 at 1:54 p.m. by Michele Stueven

    The annual Taste of the Nation event, presented by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, brought together some of L.A.’s top chefs and mixologists at the Culver City Media Center on Sunday, June 3, for a sunny and breezy afternoon filled…

  • 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…

  • Take a Dip in Michael Voltaggio's ink.well Through Photos
    December 5 at 6:15 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    ink. briefly turned into a steakhouse but eventually relocated and got an extra word in its name earlier this year. ink.well is a stripped-down version of the original, where chef Michael Voltaggio has nailed a happy, satisfying medium between…

  • A Visual Tour of Takehiro Tsujita's Killer Noodle
    November 21 at 5:25 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    There are now four Takehiro Tsujita restaurants within 1,000 feet of one another — the original Tsujita, Tsujita Annex (a back fat–heavy homage to Tokyo's Ramen Jiro), Sushi Tsujita (no noodles, sorry) and now Killer Noodle, a red-and-black…

  • 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…

  • Check Out the Weird and Beautiful Food at Dialogue in Santa Monica
    November 7 at 7:03 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Dialogue, the new, experimental, ticketed-only restaurant from Grant Achatz collaborator Dave Beran, feels like a discovery, a plush jewel box accessible only with a code, tucked in next to a fish sandwich shop on the second floor of the Gallery…

  • 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…



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