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Elements Kitchen

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 28, 2011

WHY For inventive (but not too risky) food and good party management.WHAT Onil Chibas is Pasadena's hippest caterer (and restaurateur, at Elements), with food that combines the comfort of American classics with lots of Asian and Latin influences. Passed dishes might include Vietnamese-style beef skewers with chili and lemongrass as ...

Springbok Bar & Grill

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: October 28, 2011

WHY Well-executed versions of South Africa's culinary hits: curries, chile sauces, meaty barbecues, a subtly spicy Naidoo's Durban curry, and tasty kebabs called sosaties.WHAT Because this is L.A.'s only South African restaurant, you might envision a modest, family-owned spot where you could sample a few of those wonderful South African ...


Relevance: 74%      Posted on: February 11, 2014

WHY For the little-known Muslim fare of Xinjiang, China's autonomous far western region. WHAT The food at this homey café, a mesh of Chinese elements and central Asian nomad cooking, likely bears little resemblance to anything you've eaten in L.A. Sure, Xinjiang lamb kebabs are well known, but owner ...

Why Did Sushi Vanish from Shunji’s?

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: May 18, 2012

A few Chowhounds have complained about the lack of sushi in chef Shunji's omakase, so PeterCC quizzed him on a recent visit. Shunji explained that his omakase is intended to be a selection of cooked dishes—there some sushi in the restaurant's opening weeks, but that was a grand-opening promo. Part ...

Erbe Matte Hits Its Inevitable End

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: July 12, 2012

Louis Kim In retrospect, a restaurant offering both Korean and Italian food should have probably been a warning sign, like taquerias that trumpet burgers on their awnings or fried chicken joints that hold a secondary degree in lo mein. But we're game for almost anything and maybe the 90210 address managed ...

On The 12th Night of Xmas….

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: January 5, 2012

Go Go’ers, the Twelve Days of Christmas isn’t just a song about conspicuous consumption and/or an obsessive stalker-ish boyfriend. January 6th, the twelfth day of Christmas, is Three Kings Day when the Three Wise Guys  – as Ms. Go Go’s li’l gangsta goddaughter used to call them — finally showed ...

‘Moveable Feasts’ dinner series by Los Angeles Nomadic Division

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: January 25, 2012

The nonprofit public art initiative known as Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) was founded in 2009 to curate site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in L.A. and farther afield. The organization has featured "Nomadic Nights," an ongoing series of events, in various locations throughout L.A. that reflect the diverse ways in ...

Shin Yeh (Taipei, Taiwan)

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: February 23, 2014

Shin Yeh Taipei 101 85F-1 No. 7, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd. Taipei, TaiwanDining date: 2/9/14 Shin Yeh is a restaurant that I came across a lot in preparation for my visit to Taipei from friends, bloggers and various news articles. It offers an upscale take on Taiwanese food and the restaurant group has a ...

Spago Reopens For Dinner, Reveals A Few New Dishes

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: September 26, 2012

Spago Sneaky little Spago has quietly cracked its doors following the few months it closed for a revamp, with Zagat pointing us to a Wolfgang Puck tweet left last night that says, "Join us at the new #SpagoBH! We're open for dinner, Mon-Sat, accepting reservations. Call: (310) 385-0880 for a wild ...

Kosher-for-Passover gin: Bring on the martinis

Relevance: 35%      Posted on: March 25, 2012

In 1999, Napa Valley wine producer and entrepreneur Leslie Rudd (Rudd Oakville Estate and Dean & Deluca) discovered an old distillery just off the Silverado Trail on one of his vineyard properties. Established in St. Helena way back in 1882, the distillery was the 209th to get a permit in the ...