Author Archives: Karin E. Baker

Celebrate the Opening of Smashed with Free Burgers, Live Music & More

Owned by the same guys who made Mexican eatery/bar Te’kila such a success, Smashed, a new burger bar located in a bustling section of Hollywood, is opening its doors on Friday, October 11. In honor of its public unveiling, Smashed … Continue reading

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What’s New & Delicious at Fish-Focused Restaurant Bottlefish

Bottlefish is the vision of two guys who’ve made a real impact on Los Angeles (and thus international) dining: its co-owners, Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, started California Pizza Kitchen back in 1985. Before California Pizza Kitchen, California-style pizza was … Continue reading

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L.A. Times ‘The Taste’ Returns to Costa Mesa in October

One of LA’s favorite food festivals for a decade has been Los Angeles Times’ The Taste, held at Paramount Studios each Labor Day weekend. The Taste expanded its reach last year with a second weekend in Orange County. Now, thanks … Continue reading

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Veggie Grill Has a New Location in Toluca Lake

Continuing in its quest to make delicious vegan food more accessible, Veggie Grill recently opened its newest location on the border of Toluca Lake and Burbank. Located across the street from Googie-style architectural icon Bob’s Big Boy, Veggie Grill still … Continue reading

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Terzo MdR Brings Mediterranean Fare to Marina del Rey

Newly opened at the Villa Marina Marketplace in Marina del Rey, Terzo MdR focuses on Mediterranean food served in a charming, inviting space. Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Brian Lavin, who appeared on Zagat’s national “30 Under 30” list … Continue reading

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Eataly Welcomes La Pasta Fresca, a New Housemade Pasta Bar

Undoubtedly one of L.A.’s best food destinations, Eataly has just added a new pasta bar to its convergence of authentic Italian eateries and sublime Italian groceries: La Pasta Fresca. Though I haven’t had a chance to try it yet — … Continue reading

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Revamped Cafe del Rey Debuts New Look & New Menu

Despite its long wall of windows offering sweeping marina views, Cafe del Rey is not a restaurant to merely rely on its vistas. This Marina del Rey stalwart has served diners high-quality California cuisine since its opening 27 years ago. … Continue reading

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Health Nut Opens Second Location in Sherman Oaks

After 30 years of bringing food to the health-conscious in Woodland Hills, fast-casual eatery Health Nut is beginning to expand, with a  second location just opened on July 27 in Sherman Oaks. Here you’ll find delicious, simple, fresh-tasting dishes — … Continue reading

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La Brea Bakery Introduces Three New Loaves

A great slice of artisanal bread is always something to celebrate. Esteemed chef and baker Nancy Silverton recently unveiled three new reasons to rejoice with the release of her La Brea Bakery Founders line. Silverton helped transform American eating habits … Continue reading

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Where to Eat and Drink During LA Pride 2019

LA Pride Weekend 2019 is almost upon us — the Pride Festival kicks off Friday night with an opening-night ceremony including a vogue ball, a drag show and performances by Todrick Hall and Paula Abdul, as well as the Dyke March … Continue reading

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