Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

A Preview of Chef Sammy’s Thursday Night Cookout At Preux and Proper in DTLA

Downtown’s popular Southern eatery, Preux & Proper, made a big impression on us when they first arrived, and chef Sammy Monsour has been one of our favorite familiar faces to spot at food events around town ever since. They’re now … Continue reading

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Highlights of LA Times’ ‘The Taste’: Saturday Night

Saturday night is always a big bash at the LA Times’ Taste. Although it is no longer themed “Cocktail Confidential,” the event is still as much about drinking as eating. It attracted the biggest crowd of the three events—it felt like … Continue reading

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Come Celebrate and Help to Cure Children’s Cancer at LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade this Saturday!

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Royce Quad at UCLA, has a special place in our hearts. This annual event, now in its 10th year, carries on the spirit of Alexandria “Alex” Scott, a … 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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Highlights of LA Times’ The Taste: Friday Night

The opening event of the LA Times’ “The Taste,” was a wonderful night, with the weather cooling down just in time for the evening, short lines, lots of liquor and happy chefs. It’s always exciting to be on the Paramount … 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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LA Food & Wine 2019 The Great Steakout and BBQ

Saturday night is always the biggest and fanciest bash of LA Food & Wine. They weren’t kidding when they said, “Meat me at LAFW’s Great Steakout and BBQ.” Hosted by Curtis Stone of Gwen, it was a festival for carnivores. … 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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LA Food & Wine 2019 ‘LA’s Faves & Craves’

Saturday afternoon, LA Food and Wine presented “LA Faves & Craves,” hosted by Chef Jet Tila at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The fantastic food represented the diversity of the city, with Korean, Indian, French, Italian, and especially Mexican food … Continue reading

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The Formosa Cafe reopens, and it’s BEAUTIFUL

Have you been to the newly remodeled Formosa Cafe yet? Reopened at the end of June after extensive work by the 1933 Group (responsible for such venues as the Highland Park Bowl, Tail o’ the Pup and Idle Hour), the … Continue reading

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