Author Archives: Karin E. Baker

Learn the Art of Seafood Paired with Sake at This 3-Day DTLA Pop-up

Oysters and white wine are a classic pairing. After attending a preview dinner for the “Escape the Ordinary” sake and seafood pop-up at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in DTLA last night, I found that drinking sake with oysters and other types … Continue reading

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Legendary L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Now Serving Breakfast Pizza & Much More in Their Hollywood Courtyard

Serving up Sicilian-style pizza in a beautiful Hollywood courtyard dotted with trees, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele was already a pizza-lovers’ destination prior to its May opening. The original pizzeria, still located in Naples and dating back to 1870, was legendary … Continue reading

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15 Highlights From LA Times’ The Taste in Costa Mesa

Los Angeles Times’ The Taste made its second appearance in Costa Mesa on October 18-19, offering up a lively gastronomic event for Orange County denizens who didn’t make it to The Taste at Paramount Studios over Labor Day Weekend. 90 … Continue reading

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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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