Category Archives: Restaurants

LA’s Best Chefs Gather at the Santa Monica Pier to Raise Money for Special Olympics at the 20th Annual Pier del Sol Fundraiser on October 9

At Pier del Sol a week from Sunday, families can play carnival games, feast on a VIP brunch prepared by over 37 of the best restaurants in LA and enjoy unlimited access to rides. Presented by Westfield Inc., the event includes live music, arts & … Continue reading

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Top Chefs and LA Rams Team Up for the LA Food Bank

On Wednesday, October 5th, LA’s inaugural Taste of the NFL will take place at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios. Current and alumni players, plus cheerleaders from the Los Angeles Rams will join local chefs to benefit the Food Bank. Also on hand will be Rampage, the Ram’s … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Hosted One Hell of a Cocktail Party Last Friday

The elegant courtyard of Vibiana in downtown LA was lit with cool lavenders last weekend for the opening reception of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America. Four of LA’s best chefs provided a sampling of regional fare in line with the Taste America … Continue reading

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Chang Sensory Trails, For A Delicious Taste of Thai Cuisine at the Victorian, Friday

Today, I joined Chef Jet Tila and a host of Foodie bloggers and writers for a private luncheon of Northern Thai cuisine sponsored by Chang, Thailand’s fastest growing beer. It was set in a DTLA loft close to the heart of … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Talks with Chef Neal Fraser about Face Forward’s Charity Gala Happening this Saturday

On Saturday evening, Face Forward’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala themed “Havana Nights” comes to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Starting at 6pm, guests will enjoy Cuban inspired cuisine by Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, cigar lounge, mojito bar, conga … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America” Returns with a Weekend of Regional Cuisine

The fourth annual James Beard Foundation’s Taste America event returns to LA this weekend before continuing on its national epicurean tour. Taste America focuses on regional flavors from coast to coast, heading to great American food cities like San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans. Friday, September … Continue reading

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LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Raised Over $1 Million for Cancer Research While Having Lots of Fun

The 7th annual LA Loves Alex’s cookout broke a new record in its 7th year. The exciting auctions raised more than $440,000, including a women’s chef dinner with Suzanne Goin, April Bloomfield, Giada De Laurentiis and Sherry Yard. The sun was … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Flavors of LA

The final event of LA Times’ The Taste was hosted by Pulitzer prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold and Kris Yenbamroong of the much-lauded Night + Market Thai restaurant. That means there were plenty of interesting dishes to try. There was … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Times’ The Taste: Sunday Block Party

The Taste’s Sunday Block Party was an informal event full of So Cal sunshine, tacos and fun demos. The strong influence of international food on LA cuisine was in full force at the Sunday event, especially Mexican food. Once again, El Coraloense … Continue reading

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Favorites from the LA Times’ The Taste: Dinner With a Twist

Every event at The Taste involves cocktails, but Dinner with a Twist is all about them, with special mixology demonstrations and drinks with every spirit you can imagine. I started out the evening with my favorite tequila, Don Julio Blanco, in a refreshing … Continue reading

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