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Lobster Roll

Dining date: 9/1/13 A lobster roll is one of my favorite things to eat at casual seafood places. Lately, I feel like it’s been popping up more and more in local Los Angeles restaurants becoming fairly hip. Renditions from Hinoki & The Bird and Son of a Gun have received national attention, while we have [...]


Pantry Perennials: Pepperoni

Yes, it’s the ubiquitous pizza meat, which I find funny since 1) I don’t make pizzas at home and 2) I hardly order pepperoni on my pizzas (meatwise, I’d much rather have my pies topped with sausages, bacon and ground beef, and the occasional ham/Canadian bacon if I’m feeling “Hawaiian”.) But I keep sliced pepperoni [...]


Early Report: Donut Friend Opens in Highland Park

Crazy, customizable donuts are the thing at Highland Park newcomer Donut Friend. Build your own from a laundry list of cake, filling, glaze, and topping options, or try a shop favorite like the Spanish Bomb, stuffed with Manchego cheese and quince paste then topped with a sugar glaze and toasted almonds. See More Stories Like [...]


Butterball Seeks Male Spokesman — Sorry Ladies!

We realize this could be a fool’s errand for Butterball, since there are no aspiring actors or chefs in Los Angeles. However, for the first time ever, the company is looking for men to be, er, s… Continue reading “Butterball Seeks Male Spokesman — Sorry Ladies!” > Read the full post on Squid Ink


Phorage in Palms: No on Banh Mi, Yes on Pho

Bánh mì is one of those sandwiches for which ratios are very important. At its best, a kind of alchemy happens — a sandwich that is greater than the sum of its parts. But when those ratios are … Continue reading “Phorage in Palms: No on Banh Mi, Yes on Pho” > Read the full [...]


8 until 8 Happy Hour at Scarpetta

With powerhouse restaurants such as CUT, Urasawa, Mastro’s and Crustacean, Beverly Hills isn’t exactly a neighborhood where one can expect to dine without shelling out some serious dough. Until recently, my personal options on a budget in that area were M Café & Greenleaf Chopshop, both of which close pretty early and—while I’m thankful to [...]


L.A. Beer Week: Your Guide to This Week’s Beer Pairing Dinners

Now in its 5th year, L.A. Beer Week seems to have become more than just an opportunity to ween people off of Miller Lite, graduating into a massive ten-day, two-county affair with emphasis on e… Continue reading “L.A. Beer Week: Your Guide to This Week’s Beer Pairing Dinners” > Read the full post on Squid [...]


Connie and Ted’s (Los Angeles, CA)

Connie and Ted’s 8171 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046Dining date: 8/4/13 Connie & Ted’s was one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in LA this year, opened in June. Having made a name for himself at downtown’s Water Grill and his Michelin two-starred Providence, Michael Cimarusti’s name has become synonymous with high-quality seafood [...]


Sensational Sweets from Sakura-Ya

Since opening in 1960, Japanese confectionary Sakura-Ya has delighted patrons with traditional handmade mochi and other sweets. Stop by the family-owned shop in Gardena for kuri manju (baked chestnut pastry), ohagi mochi (red bean), leaf-wrapped kashiwa mochi (traditional), and more. See More Stories Like This Share on Facebook | Tweet this | StumbleIt | See [...]


$10 Eats in Orange County

For a satisfying meal in Orange County that won’t empty your wallet, consult this Chowhound list—it’s compiled by expert eaters who know how to eat on the cheap. See More Stories Like This Share on Facebook | Tweet this | StumbleIt | See the comments


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