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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ayara Thai Cuisine is our new favorite Westside Thai bistro and we are quite fortunate for this recent discovery. We were first lured into the flavors of this not so “Far East” Thai eatery at this year’s Los Angeles Times, The Taste event at Paramount Studios over Labor Day weekend and have been coming back for our fix ever since. The best part is that Ayara is centrally located to the beach cities and is only a short stones throw from the newly revamped LAX airport in nearby Westchester.
As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health. But we think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, and eaters need new, bigger resolutions for fixing the food system – real changes with long-term impacts in fields, boardrooms, and on plates all over the world. These are resolutions that the world can’t afford to break with nearly one billion still hungry and more than one billion suffering from the effects of being overweight and obese. We have the tools—let’s use them in 2013!
Noodle Star is a hidden gem and a symbol for what a healthy and modern Asian eatery should strive to be. It is conveniently located in Sherman Oaks and in close proximity to Ventura Boulevard and located in the same space as the families former Thai bistro, Lannathai that has been in the family since 1977. Today the restaurant is owned and operated by The Mekpongsatorn brothers, Bo & Ben who are continuing the family tradition of bringing a quality affordable Asian dining experience to the San Fernando Valley. No matter what type of Asian cuisine you fancy Noodle Star has an Asian dish and delight for everyone.