Kristine G. Bottone
With brunch recipes from chef-on-the-rise Kole Paniagua of Studio City’s favorite watering hole Laurel Tavern, you too can make a Mother’s Day brunch like a professional.
Anyone who drinks tequila knows label and bottle design mean nothing; tequila is a crap shoot. Bars and restaurants are starting to carry anywhere from 20 to 50 to 200 bottles of the stuff, so before you hit the liquor store, you might want to do some research.
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Community Supported Agriculture programs, better known as CSA’s, are a budding new trend in Los Angeles.
With March 9th being National Meatball Day there’s no better reason to indulge at these Los Angeles meatball spots. So whether you’re looking for them in a sub, atop a plate of spaghetti or something a little different these five places are worth checking out.
While Passover is a momentous religious event, there is still an opportunity to impress your guests with an exceptional meal.
As most everyone knows, chocolate contains mood elevators called opioids that dull pain and give a sense of well-being. It also has natural uppers like caffeine, sugar and phenylthalymine, which gets the heart pounding a little faster resulting in a slight “high.” Jan. 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day, so now you have even more of an excuse to indulge in a slice. Whether you’re looking for a slice or the whole cake, these places promise the best chocolate cake in town.
Traditionally, the week leading up to Ash Wednesday was a time to purge one’s kitchen of all rich and dairy foods like milk, butter and eggs in preparation for Lent. Since these items are the main ingredients for pancakes, it was just a matter of time before some pancake enthusiast declared it National Pancake Week. February 10-16 is that glorious week when flapjacks, hotcakes, griddlecakes and pancakes will be honored in all their glory goodness. Thick or thin, ricotta or cream cheese, fruit, walnuts or chocolate chips these five places in Los Angeles are where to go.
There once was a time where gourmet cheeses were only set out for special occasions or included in a cellophane-sealed gift basket containing peculiar meat products and water crackers. But now, as the American palate becomes more accustomed to gastronomy and artisan cuisine, gourmet cheese has become not only the preferred but the norm. Whipped, creamy, cubed, melted or fried, one thing is for sure, cheese makes everything better. Jan. 20 is National Cheese Day, so check out these five cheese stores for the best selections.
Whether you’re looking for fine-dining wine or your casual wine bar, these wine pros have you covered.
It may have started as a royal nuptials celebration in the city of Munich back in 1810, but today Oktoberfest is celebrated worldwide to provide yet another cultural holiday to use as an excuse to overindulge. If you live in Los Angeles, you’ll have an array of Oktoberfest festivals and festivities to partake in. Ranging from low key to outrageous to outright insane, these five events cover the party-level spectrum, allowing you to choose your own Oktoberfest adventure.
While the rest of the country prepares for fall by unpacking heavier clothing and stowing away lawn furniture, Los Angelenos simply order dessert.
Warm up with a great hot drink offered at any of these Los Angeles establishments.