Category Archives: Restaurants

JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery scores a hit with the Bigger Badder Asser Burger

I recently sat down with Jason Schmid, owner of JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery in Anaheim and Tustin. Our mission was to eat their signature hamburger at JT Schmid’s the BBA Burger. The BBA Burger, or as it is also … Continue reading

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Slapfish to Open in Newport Beach Monday, February 2: Casual Seafood Done Right

Slapfish, the excellent fast casual seafood restaurant from Chef Andrew Gruel specializing in extremely fresh and extremely flavorful (and reasonably priced too) is opening a new location in Newport Beach. Minutes from the water, it will be a perfect place … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 31, 2015: 10th Annual Museums Free Admission Program

This Saturday, January 31, 2015 there is free admission to many of the museums throughout the city as part of the 10th Annual Museums Free-for-all program. Right now LACMA is showing paintings from the Hudson Valley River School, Haunted Screens: … Continue reading

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$3 All Night Happy Hour at Edwin Mills in Pasadena

Happy Hours can be really inconvenient unless your job has a serious drinking culture and 40 hours a week just isn’t enough time to hang out with your co-workers. Most of us would rather take a breather, change clothes and arrange … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold Drops the Pretense of Anonymity

It’s hard to remain anonymous in the age of social media. Especially when you have long red hair.

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Larry’s Hot Dogs Have the Snap

Larry’s Chili Dog in Burbank has been around since 1952, and the current owners, John and Veronica, have owned it now for over 10 years. This little green shack with a comfortable shaded patio has been a longtime favorite of Burbank’s locals. … Continue reading

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CANVAS Food and Lab Concept Rolls Out Worldwide Beginning at the Irvine Marriott

A refreshing new concept is on the way to making one local restauranteur very happy, as JW Marriott rolls out their CANVAS Food and Lab concept internationally, starting with the Irvine Marriott and the Shenzen (China) Marriott. Locally, Marriott held … Continue reading

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L’Amande Bakery Brings a French Touch to Los Angeles

Moitinho de Almeida spent his life working for the world famous Fauchon of Paris, which sent him as far afield as Singapore and Hong Kong. When he and his wife Ana were ready to retire, they chose a quiet neighborhood in South Torrance. After a few years of … Continue reading

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It’s a Punk Rock Weekend at the Farmers Market

This weekend EB’s Beer & Wine Bar on the west patio of the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax will be all about old school punk. There will be an art exhibit of Dave Worth’s Punk Rock Cartoons on Friday and Saturday. Friday … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Hamburgers? The County Fair isn’t in Town!

Fish and chips just might be the national dish of England, or even the whole of Great Britain. As one would expect from late-night drunk food, some experimentation happened. Like dipping everything that wasn’t moving into batter and throwing it … Continue reading

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