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    Papa Jakes Sub Shop Serves up the Best Philly Cheesesteak in Los Angeles at the Original Farmers Market

    We last featured Papa Jakes in 2009 at their former location in Beverly Hills on Little Santa Monica near the Sharper Image and Sprinkles Cupcakes during the big Sprinkles Cupcakes / Oprah craze and frenzy that followed and so much has changed 8 years later in the world but the attitudes and consistency from his team of passionate cooks has not. Consistency is key and that is why we can honestly say that Papa Jakes delivers the Best Philadelphia Cheesesteak in Los Angeles as well as a loaded Italian Sub that will knock your socks off.

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    Electric Sky Wine makes its LA Debut at WOLF on Melrose

    We were graciously invited to attend a unique private tastemaker experience last week at Wolf Dining LA on Melrose to celebrate the Los Angeles Launch of “Electric Sky Wine-a groundbreaking new wine thats taking the music and festival circuit by storm.” An artistic gastronomic experience was curated in the private dining room held in the “WOLFs Layer”. Chef Marcel Vigneron most known for his moment in the spotlight on the second season of Top Chef composed an artistic menu of handcrafted dishes that were all used as a backdrop to showcase the range of Electric Sky Wine(s) sampled.

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    Trejo’s Cantina is Freakin’ Delish!

    If you want to see beautiful seaturtles, you go to the Galapagos islands. If you want A delicious plant based meal that’s not too heavy on the pocketbook, you amble down to Hollywood and sidle through the doors of Trejo’s Cantina. Established by actor Danny Trejo, the restaurant is situated in a stripmall right smack dab in the center of Hollywood, practically across the street from the Hotel Café. I don’t know about you, but I like a meal that sticks to your ribs yet nourishes at the same time. Trejo’s offers that in copious amounts, as my current food coma stomach status can attest.

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    The District by Hannah An, a Dining Destination

    Located at the intersection of Food, Fashion and Interior Design in Los Angeles’ most prolific and densely populated design districts, in the shadows of the Beverly Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, lies a not so hidden gem, The District by Hannah An: Merely a brief latte run from Verve Coffee Roasters on Melrose and the high fashion boutiques on famed N. Robertson Boulevard, and a stone’s throw from neighboring A.O.C.

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  • Papa Jakes Sub Shop Serves up the Best Philly Cheesesteak in Los Angeles at the Original Farmers Market
    Papa Jakes Sub Shop Serves up the Best Philly Cheesesteak in Los Angeles at the Original Farmers Market

    We last featured Papa Jakes in 2009 at their former location in Beverly Hills on Little Santa Monica near the Sharper Image and Sprinkles Cupcakes during the big Sprinkles Cupcakes / Oprah craze and frenzy that followed and so much has changed 8 years later in the world but the attitudes and consistency from his team of passionate cooks has not. Consistency is key and that is why we can honestly say that Papa Jakes delivers the Best Philadelphia Cheesesteak in Los Angeles as well as a loaded Italian Sub that will knock your socks off.

  • Electric Sky Wine makes its LA Debut at WOLF on Melrose
    Electric Sky Wine makes its LA Debut at WOLF on Melrose

    We were graciously invited to attend a unique private tastemaker experience last week at Wolf Dining LA on Melrose to celebrate the Los Angeles Launch of “Electric Sky Wine-a groundbreaking new wine thats taking the music and festival circuit by storm.” An artistic gastronomic experience was curated in the private dining room held in the "WOLFs Layer". Chef Marcel Vigneron most known for his moment in the spotlight on the second season of Top Chef composed an artistic menu of handcrafted dishes that were all used as a backdrop to showcase the range of Electric Sky Wine(s) sampled.

  • Trejo’s Cantina is Freakin’ Delish!
    Trejo’s Cantina is Freakin’ Delish!

    If you want to see beautiful seaturtles, you go to the Galapagos islands. If you want A delicious plant based meal that’s not too heavy on the pocketbook, you amble down to Hollywood and sidle through the doors of Trejo’s Cantina. Established by actor Danny Trejo, the restaurant is situated in a stripmall right smack dab in the center of Hollywood, practically across the street from the Hotel Café. I don’t know about you, but I like a meal that sticks to your ribs yet nourishes at the same time. Trejo’s offers that in copious amounts, as my current food coma stomach status can attest.

Foodie Events

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Eating my way through the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Night+Market

As part of the LA Times Food Bowl’s commitment of “31 days of food” driven culinary events for Angelenos looking to explore the cities diverse dining options and destinations curated by the LA Times talented team of food writers and critics including the infamous Jonathan Gold amongst others have taken over our great city with an abundance of unique experiential dining experiences that are truly one of a kind.

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The 2017 “Masters of Taste” received an Outpouring of Support

The 2nd Annual Masters of Taste event received an outpouring of support from the local foodie community despite the unexpected May shower downpours throughout the day. The luxury food and beverage festival took over the grassy field of the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium this past Sunday, May 7th, 2017 where a 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships went directly to Union Station Homeless Services!

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LA TIMES FOOD BOWL | Hollywood at the Table at Skirball Museum

Phil Rosenthal, an overly animated Jewish American, who created Everybody Loves Raymond, swapped stories with Chef Ludo Febvre, an objective Frenchman, who created Trois Mec. Veteran food writer, Dr. Lara Rabinovitch dished out the questions and with the help of an audience of over 200 observed the biggest commonality between the two men: their passions for food.

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Chef’s Fable Pow Wow

Today’s society is primarily focused on the pictures of food which is the last thing on a chef’s mind. Niki also supported Magnus by saying that all of the chefs on the panel besides her (Massimo Bottura of Osteria Franciscan and acclaimed LA Times Food Bowl, Best New Restaurant first annual award recipient Roy Choi of (LOCOL, Kogi, The Line Hotel, POT, Commissary, Chego, A-Frame, Sunny Spot et:al ), believe that they are artisans not artists.

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Earth Day 2017: Where Food, Art, & Education Converge at the Huerta Del Valle Community Garden featuring mural art by Man One

Huerta Del Valle is a community garden located in Ontario, California about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The organization’s urban farm plot grows over 100 different types of vegetable crops ranging from pantry staples like cherry tomatoes and zucchini to specialty produce including fennel, kohlrabi, edible flowers, and a colorful array of aromatic herbs. Wild sunflowers and poppy flowers decorate the landscape of the property and the picturesque San Bernardino mountains in the distance provide a beautiful backdrop and make it feel like you are in a painting.

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A 4/20 not like any other: Our adventure at the Music Connects Us Photography & Art Show

The annual Fundraiser from the Venice Art Crawl organization was a Pop-Up Art Event uniquely set in the ever expanding Silicon Beach venue of The Runway at Playa Vista, an outdoor entertainment destination in the likeness of The Grove and 3rd Sreet in Santa Monica. The art show took place in a vacant storefront space in a great position adjacent to the newly opened Hal’s Bar & Grill, Playa Vista location and brings the vibes of their current Venice location due South to the ever expanding Silicon Beach.

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Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Schedule of Events Announced

LOS ANGELES – April 3, 2017 – The Los Angeles Times has released the program schedule for the inaugural Food Bowl, a festival celebrating the city’s dynamic food scene and promoting awareness about hunger, spanning the entire month of May. Food Bowl will feature many of the chefs and restaurants that have helped put Los Angeles on the map as a premier dining destination alongside world-renowned chefs in rare local appearances. The festival will also support food access, sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events. The extensive lineup of dining events, panel discussions, culinary collaborations, volunteer projects and other food-inspired happenings is online now at lafoodbowl.com. Additional events will be announced in the days leading up to the festival.

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The Best of the ExpoWest 2017

We had a brief yet successful visit to ExpoWest 2017 and look forward to sharing our show favorites with everyone. Making the move to including more natural products into your life will ultimately make the world a better place one small step at a time and keep making vendors more socially responsible for packaging, their carbon footprints and impacts on the environment. The next time you make the choice to support certifiedOrganic, Non GMO project verified, 1% for the planet, sustainable seafood, grass fed products you are making a difference. Living a local and sustainable life is one way of limiting big Agro’s impact on our food system.

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The LA Times just announced a month-long food festival with some of the world’s best chefs

For the past few years, the LA Times has hosted The Taste, a three-day food festival at Paramount Studios. But they’ve just taken things up a notch with the announcement of a brand new (and, get this, month-long) festival called Food Bowl. For the entire month of May, the city will fill with food programs, pop-up dinners, internationally renowned chefs (Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana and the subject of a Chef’s Table episode, will be one of the participants) and a slew of other events and specials. The focal point of the event is Night Market, an outdoor food market held at Grand Park from May 10-14. With over 50 restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment and drinks each night, it’s poised to be a summer staple similar to 626 Night Market and Chinatown Summer Nights.

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From BBQ to Braai in Los Angeles

We had no idea what a South African Braai was all about until yesterday, when we attended the Wines of South Africa Braai Tour: Los Angeles Edition, at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The South African tasting event, “From BBQ to Braai*”, has been making its way across the United States to educate the public on the food, music and culture of the Western Cape region where the BBQ takes center stage and can be dated back to the 17th century.

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Viva Cobá Lucha to Benefit Padres Contra Cancer!

You’ve heard of Lucha Libre, Lucha Vavoom now think of Viva Cobá Lucha!! It’s going down at the Cobá Headquarters on Thursday, May 9th for the Downtown LA Artwalk.

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The Golden State of Cocktails is Coming to LA!

Save the date! It’s going to be the marriage of the year! On Sunday, January 27, 2013, an event was held atop the famed LA Times Building downtown, where a conglomerate of LA’s finest cocktail aficionados, coupled with California’s top restaurateurs and mixology mavens, announced a date to unveil the “Three Day Conference and Celebration […]

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Frisky on the Whisky: Whisky Live LA

Straight from the Scottish highlands descended a Whiskey event so large that aficionados came from far and wide to sample a grand selection of malted grains from around the world: Whiskey Live LA

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Eating our way through the “Best of LA” at The Food Event

The Food Event 2012, presented by Los Angeles Magazine is Culinary exploration at it’s finest. We literally dove into a virtual pop up book ripped from the pages of the magazines restaurant guide section. The 7th annual culinary extravaganza featured LA’s best chefs, culinary personalities coupled with some of the best food and wine tastings and a mixology lounge. Lesley Bargar Suter, dining editor for the magazine curated the exclusive list of participating restaurants, while Saddlerock Ranch Malibu played host once again to the foodie-centric Angelino crowd in attendance.

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Experiencing a taste of Malibu Beach Wines

Set your GPS for Malibu Beach Wines and experience the wines of Malibu’s distinct artisan wine region that has matured itself and is now one of California’s prominent winery destinations. Come on down with friends and sample a flight of wines for yourself or shop the vast selection of local wines fresh from the source. Custom local wine gift baskets and private wine tastings are also available. Malibu Beach Wines is open daily from noon to 8:00pm and is located at 22775 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA and online 24/7.