Cuisses de Grenouille (frog legs) a classical French tasting experience at Taix

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Waiters and bussers who have been working for the Taix family for many years say everything is great on the menu (which it is), but their eyes light up when someone orders the Cuisses de Grenouille (frog legs). They smile when they bring an entrée sized pile of anywhere between 6-10 pieces of the ribbit ribbit to the table. The sizzle and smell of melted butter mixed with tomatoes, capers, garlic, and parsley interrupt the conversation. The glossy, light golden brown breading sticks to the skin. The dish sees itself to the center as if it were the grand centerpiece. Trigger happy fingers quiver to snap a pic.

Experience a Taste of THE FEDERAL, and GET FED during DINE LA’s “Summer Road-trip” 2017

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The best burger in Los Angeles is served at The Federal Bar. It’s true. A person doesn’t need to be a burger aficionado or know every single quick and sit down place that serves them. Their teeth sink into this sucker and they know. It’s almost religious like.

Bastille Day can be Celebrated all month long during Dine LA’ Summer Roadtrip at Taix French Restaurant

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If the bar is the place to relax, the dining room is the place to let the pants down a little and recline. Taix keeps the French customs of truly enjoying a meal. The sense of rush is nonexistent. Waiters and bussers know the menu and restaurant inside out. It’s as if the whole staff has equity in the place. Because of the celebration of Bastille Day, Taix put their bouillabaisse on the menu. Everything else sounded equally scrumptious from their duck l’orange to their paella, but there’s something about eating a poor man’s fish stew on French National Day. It’s like eating a steak or hot dog on the 4th of July.

Experience a taste of Firefly during Dine LA’s “Summer Road Trip” from July 14-28th

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Chef Pollaci, from Cutthroat Kitchen fame, serves up a pretty mean menu, especially for Dine LA, a two-week period where several Los Angeles restaurants give many the opportunity to experience the city’s diverse food landscape with prix fixe meals for a fraction of their normal prices.

Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts, a perfect addition to your summer BBQ

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Me and my buddy Adam did a story recently about Danny Trejo’s Cantina in Hollywood and we both became intrigued about the donut and coffee and shop he opened a few months back on Santa Monica and Highland.

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.