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

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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

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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!

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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.

The District by Hannah An, a Dining Destination

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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.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

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Culinary driven cinema is on the rise and the film community is delivering some great foodie films this summer. The successful and highly anticipated film, CHEF produced by Jon Favreau earned record breaking viewings in theaters and THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is another great culinary adventure that will continue to bring those same heart-warming sentiments and sizzle back to the box office with its culinary artistry and passionate and compelling story telling.

When life gives you lemons… Make Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade

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We discovered every “salad” you could imagine… There was not just couscous, but Israeli couscous, black kale, things with nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and roots… brightly colored exotic offerings by the dozen, too many to choose from! This is why their menu is designed to allow for a selection; a little of this, a scoop of that, and a portion of the other.

Safeway Supports Local Organic Farmers

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Behind every seasoned farmer there is a unique story and in the case of Chris Cadwell fromTutti Frutti, many. Some anecdotes are about relationships in the business, certain crops successes, unfortunate unexpected crop failures, trial and error, weather challenges, irrigation complications or bug infestations that destroy entire crops. Perseverance is king as well as experience and quick decision making. There is a reason he, like many other successful farmers have chosen the age old profession. If you ask anyone in the industry about his produce over the years, they will surely say that he is great at what he does.

Spring into Fall with Roy’s Summer Prix Fixe Menu

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Mahalo LA! Spring rolls and small bites are all the rage and with the high Labor Day travel costs right around the corner why not stay local and experience a taste of Aloha right here in your own backyard and roll over to your local Roy’s restaurant.

Summer Staycation at the Sofitel Los Angeles with all of the pleasures of the Mediteranean.

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As the summer holiday travel season draws near, don’t fret long distance travel that will cost 2 arms and a leg with a side of jetlag. Rather, plan your next Stay-cation in your own backyard.

Bibigo Hot Stone Takes on LA & The World

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With over 22 restaurants throughout the world, Bibigo is internationally known for its signature bibimbap and Korean-style tapas dishes. The flagship restaurant recently opened in Beverly Hills in the former Mako Sushi space on South Beverly Drive’s ethnically diverse “Restaurant Row”. Armed with an arsenal of Korean flavors, Bibigo packs a punch and offers small plates, organic teas, freshly made cocktails and many local wines and spirits.