Category Archives: Food

Jinya Ramen in Studio City

The gyoza (ghee yoh zah) at Jinya is, for me, the best that I have had so far in Los Angeles. The Kiyoken Gyo-za Ekimae Bento  at Yokohama Train Station may be better although tasting quite different from Jinya’s, but may … Continue reading

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Sweet Talk—Back to School with The Candy Wrapper Museum

Here we go again. Just when summer starts revving up, it comes screeching to a cruel stop when school bells ring. Summer is not even over! Neither is the summer heat, but despite the lack of oxygen, one must suddenly … Continue reading

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Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich Opens Bourbon DTLA

Following the beautiful Marilyn Monroe Memorial in Westwood a few days ago, a group of us met at the wonderful new Bourbon DTLA bar and restaurant for an outstanding dinner prepared by talented Chef Kurt Ehrlich, who served as chef to Presidents … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 4th Annual LA Food and Wine Festival! Saturday and Sunday’s Lineup

August 21-24 the LA Food and Wine Festival (LAFW) returns to LA, spanning four cities with nearly 30 special events! We have already done a complete rundown of the events happening Thursday and Friday. Here we present the schedule for Saturday … Continue reading

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Gaby from Ink in LA to be pouring a special drink for PigOut 3.0

Gabrielle Miynarczyk was bartending at Los Angeles’ acclaimed restaurant Ink, from Chef Michael Voltaggio, when  she did the TasteLA food festival last year. Bobby Navarro, founder of Inspire Artistic Minds, the Orange County based foundation dedicated to helping educate and … Continue reading

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You’re Fly, Like A Bar Fly With BarFly Social Club!

I was lured to Riviera31 at The Sofitel with the offer of free drinks and the introduction to a new app targeted for restaurants and bars called BarFlySC.  BarFly Social Club falls under the purview of apps like Fourquare/Swarm or Tastemade. … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 4th Annual LA Food and Wine Festival! Thursday and Friday’s Lineup

August 21-24 the LA Food and Wine Festival (LAFW) returns to LA, spanning four cities with nearly 30 special events! Tickets for most events range between $50 and $250. Not bad for some of the best food you will ever eat in your … Continue reading

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The Fried Chicken Festival from Food GPS

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Chef Amar Santana Talks About the Upcoming PigOut 3.0 Benefit Dinner and the Templeton Rye Pork Project

One of Southern California’s premiere food events is coming up on Sunday, August 24 as PigOut 3.0 takes place at the California Scenario in Costa Mesa. Fifteen top chefs and seven top bartenders will be presenting their best in a … Continue reading

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Craft Cocktail Class at Neapolis in Pasadena

I attended a Craft Cocktail Class to Benefit Aids Service Center of Pasadena held on July 31st at Neapolis. There was a light tasting menu with cocktail pairings, after which we were given hands on lessons in cocktail mixing. Neapolis … Continue reading

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