Experience the Savory and Sweet flavors of the Mediterranean in Pico-Robertson

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Alain Cohen is that chef. He has many claims to his fame. His Pretzel Challah loaf is the one in the papers. No one talks about his charcuterie board yet. The sausage, prosciutto, soppressata, and pâté taste like pig, but none of the meats come it. That’s the point. There’s love in the details of the dish too. From the olives, to the mustard, and itty-bitty pieces of crostini.

Things in a Bowl at The Border Grill, just an amuse of what’s to come at the LA Food Bowl!

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Food awareness is what the LA Food Bowl is about. It serves the world’s best chefs and pairs them with LA’s top restaurants, bars, cafes, and hotels to bring awareness and fund the fight to end food waste, hunger, food insecurity and promote sustainability.

I got Baked at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Highland Park and ended up at Mr. Tinfoil.

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I’m not complaining. I return from Paris, France only to be welcomed back with another croissant. It’s the first time in my life where the angels of LA answered my prayers. This heavenly croissant came all the way from the Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Highland Park. It’s called the “Just Try It.”

POMEGRANATE; Plant Based Dining in LA

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Pomegranate brings Japanese inspired meals and delicate plating to burgers, hot dogs, fries, pasta, curry and a slew of salads. The flavors are spicy and intense without being heavily salted or drenched in sauce.

Les Coulisses at The Belasco Theatre: Dinner & a Show Date Night!

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There are rib eyes all across this city, state, and nation, but nothing is quite like this well marbled piece of goodness. It takes you to a happy place outside of Disneyland and keeps the fun factor just the same. As if a fat driven county or state fair took its food to Michelin star status. The fried marrow fries first kiss the meat, then your lips, and they melt to what can only be considered Valhalla. The marrow is the rib eye’s true sauce without being one. No chewing involved. No afterthought of grabbing your smartphone and checking if there’s something in between your teeth. And the steak itself can be cut with a butter knife, though only exquisite utensils are placed to your right and left. It’s the true dish that makes one think, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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.