Category Archives: Restaurants

Get Your Tickets to Tacolandia Before they Sell Out!

“…here at LA Weekly’s Tacolandia is where your [taco] dreams come true.” – Bill Esparza This year, L.A. Weekly will present the fourth annual Tacolandia on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. … Continue reading

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Songkran Thai Restaurant Week

In keeping with the Buddhist and Hindu solar calendar, the Songkran festival in Thailand celebrates New Year’s Day with the rising of Aries. A famous part of Songkran celebrations is the throwing of water. The custom originated with cleaning images of the Buddha, then soaking … Continue reading

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Masters of Taste Ushered in Spring with Style

Spring sprang in style last Sunday at the Masters of Taste, with colorful tulips in bloom, gauze curtains floating on the breeze, and the greenest grass you have ever seen. Chefs ushered in the season with English peas straight from … Continue reading

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Tender Greens

In my attempt to make better choices when I eat out, I have found myself at Tender Greens a few times. I am generally opposed to restaurants that serve “lifestyle drinks”, mainly because I don’t know what that is, and … Continue reading

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Chef Walter el Nagar says Farewell to LA with Barbershop Ristorante’s Tenth Pop-Up

Chef Walter el Nagar has been a prolific presence in the Los Angeles food scene for many years, having worked the kitchens of Il Grano, Piccolo, and La Botte within his first few years here. Like most chefs, his dream was … Continue reading

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Trejo’s Tacos: Hollywood Badass Danny Trejo’s Taco Emporium

Originally posted on California Curiosities Legendary tough guy Danny Trejo is well known for his storied career with director Robert Rodriguez, and (most importantly) that distinctive mug that we’ve all grown to love. What can’t this man do? Well kids, in a … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! There is an Arcade in Burbank with a Gastropub and a Roller Coaster!

One of the best things about the Redondo Pier is that in between Fire Chiefs at Old Tony’s and craft beer at Najas, you can ride the tilt-a-whirl at Redondo Fun Factory. Booze plus rides = FUN. So when I heard … Continue reading

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Masters of Taste Comes to the Rose Bowl April 3rd to Raise Money for the Homeless

On Sunday, April 3rd, Masters of Taste, a new luxury food and beverage festival”, will take place from 3pm to 7pm on the field of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Forty carefully curated restaurants will provide small plates while you enjoy a variety of beverages, … Continue reading

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Two New Stores in Atwater Village and DTLA

If you have ever traveled to the East Coast, in all likelihood you made a pit stop at a Dunkin’ Donuts for the hearty breakfast sandwiches, tasty donuts, and delicious coffee. By 2014, getting your Dunkin’ fix became easier than … Continue reading

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Stonefire Grill: Where to Take Your Picky Picky Friends

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good place for an office lunch or a family gathering. Joe is allergic to gluten, Mary has diabetes, Heather is a vegan and can’t afford to eat out. Stonefire Grill is here to fix … Continue reading

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