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La Brea Bakery Goes Electric

The new ride In a hopeful return to the days of the Helms Bakery trucks we’re always reading older Angelenos wax nostalgic about, La Brea Bakery is announcing the roll-out of four electric trucks to deliver loaves and rolls to over 80 restaurants and retailers. The Smith Electric Co. vehicles, which cause zero tailpipe emissions, [...]

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The foie gras wars get meta at Melisse

Melisse, the Santa Monica restaurant of chef Josiah Citrin, is about as luxe, calme et volupté as things get in Los Angeles, a subdued Santa Monica dining room with two Michelin stars. The $115 prix fixe menus are, one would think, most appreciated by the comfortably well-off, and events here tend toward sedate benefit dinners. [...]

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Twitter Feud of the Week: The Great Squash Blossom Debate

This week’s Twitter war began innocuously enough: On May 8, Portland-based food blogger and restaurateur Nick Zukin, who owns a Mexico City-style snack shop called Mi Mero Mole in PDX, inquired … Continue reading “Twitter Feud of the Week: The Great Squash Blossom Debate” > Read the full post on Squid Ink

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Kiriko’s Sushi Still Rocks

Kiriko is serving some excellent sushi omakase, says PeterCC. Surprisingly, the sushi sits on warm rice. A serving of chutoro “didn’t so much melt in my mouth, as it just instantly incorporated itself into the rice,” he says. “The combination of the warmth and tang of the rice with the coolness and, uh, toro-ness of [...]

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Tam O’Shanter Turns 90, Celebrating With Old-Timey Menus

Not bad for 90! Atwater Village’s Scottish steakhouse, Tam O’Shanter, is turning 90 next month, which means it’s probably too old to get a job showing off its gams at The Tilted Kilt. But the good news, as relayed by NBC, is that the Lawry’s-operated restaurant is rekindling its 20th-century past with monthly menus that [...]

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Food FYI: The cost of junk food vs. healthful food

WEIGHING FOOD COSTS The cost of food depends on how you measure it, according to a new USDA report. Junk food isn't necessarily cheaper than grains, dairy and greens. [Los Angeles Times] 'TO CUT A KNIFE' Joel Bukiewicz, a knife maker in Brooklyn, talks about how he decided to make his first knife using an [...]

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The Wednesday Edition: A Roundup of Newspaper Food Stories

You can’t replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don’t need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here’s a roundu… Continue reading “The Wednesday Edition: A Roundup of Newspaper Food Stories” > Read the full post on Squid Ink

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Jeff Goldblum Plays Lexington Social House Tonight

Goldblum Jeff Goldblum, everyone’s favorite dusky Ichabod Crane-doppleganger from Jurassic Park and The Fly, also has his very own jazz band called “The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.” Who knew?! Starting tonight and scheduled for every Wednesday thereafter, Goldblum’s group will take over the stage at Lexington Social House for two sets, featuring Goldblum on ivory-tickling duties. [...]

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Open this weekend: Garagiste Festival satellite tasting room

Headed up the Central Coast for this weekend’s 30th annual Paso Robles Wine Festival? You might want to plan a pit stop at 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar in Templeton, which is presenting tastings of small-lot local artisanal producers, a.k.a. garagistes, during the weekend. Producers pouring include AmByth Estate, Alta Colina, Clesi, Giornata [...]

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C.H.E.F.S. Dinner @ The Royce (Pasadena, CA)

C.H.E.F.S. Benefit The Royce The Langham Hotel 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 Dining date: 5/14/12 Foie gras dinners seem to be all the rage in California right now. For the most part, it seems restaurants want to celebrate (and serve) the ingredient while they still can, while bringing awareness to the ban [...]

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