Category Archives: Restaurants

Introducing the Umami Dog

When we first met Adam Fleischman, the founder of Umami Burger, flipping patties at a food event, he seemed like a real nice guy. When he took over Burbank’s local landmark Papoo’s Hot Dog Show he proved what a good guy … Continue reading

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Meet the Family Behind Pink’s Hot Dogs

Here is an interview I did with the Pink family back in 2010. Learn the history and secrets behind the iconic hot dog stand. And yes, I know I sound like a drunk 13 year-old when I do interviews.

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What’s Better than a Slaw Dog? THREE Slaw Dogs!

For National Hot Dog Day, Slaw Dogs in Woodland Hills, Pasadena, and Duarte are offering a special trio to share with friends, or to start training for your upcoming throwdown with Takeru Kobayashi. For just $9.99 you get an “L.A. Street Dog (bacon … Continue reading

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Where to Find a Ripper in LA

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, we have a tip for you Jersey transplants. You can find a ripper in LA. Most of you are probably wondering, “What the hell is a ripper?” A ripper is a hot dog … Continue reading

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Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day

As the expression goes, “as American as baseball, Mom, hot dogs and apple pie”, tomorrow, July 23 is National Hot Dog Day. In Los Angeles, there are many places to get a great hot dog to celebrate the holiday. There … Continue reading

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AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa & Beyond 2014

What could be better than eating endless tacos and ceviches? Maybe a bottomless wine glass? How about enjoying it all for charity? On Friday night, AltaMed hosted its 9th annual “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” event at Union Station. All proceeds benefit … Continue reading

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Burbank: Heaven for Insomniacs

It’s 3am and you can’t sleep? Do you work the graveyard shift and you have a thousand things to get done? Cruise on down to Burbank where you can run your errands all night long. Maybe it’s to cater to … Continue reading

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Otani Izzy Fish Market & Restaurant

The Otani family & their descendants apparently are carrying on the torch in order to continue the family legacy of a fish store cum restaurant that carries superior quality fish & seafood at reasonable prices & dates back to 1952. … Continue reading

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Food GPS Rib Fest 2014

Congratulations to Food GPS for a fantastic festival! From the moment I saw workers checking guests in and giving them wristbands while they waited in line, I knew this was going to be a well-organized event. Most events have so many tents it’s … Continue reading

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The Standing Room Takes a Seat in Hermosa

The Standing Room, a small burger and sandwich joint tucked in the back of Catalina Liquor is just the kind of diamond in the rough that foodies love. Chef Taeyoung “T.K.” Kim brings his Hawaiian heritage and a little Korean soul to … Continue reading

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