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Sweetgreen Goes Hollywood: Why The Cool Kids With The Salad Bar Are Headed West

The strawberries and avocados are better. Obvs!
May 20, 2015 9:00 am

Nicolas Jammet, one of the three founders of the extraordinarily successful salad restaurant and lifestyle brand Sweetgreen, talks about his company’s forthcoming opening in Los Angeles.

A New Lemonade Opens In Los Angeles With These Cool Plates From Designer Ilan Dei

Plates pay tribute to landmarks around the city
Apr 20, 2015 10:00 am

Southern California folks relish their visits to Lemonade, Alan Jackson’s upbeat cafeteria-inspired empire, for treats like lemongrass chicken spring rolls and banana caramel cream pie. In celebration of its newest outpost, on L.A.’s Sawtelle Boulevard, the eatery has unveiled a collection of 24 limited-edition plates featuring artwork by local designer Ilan Dei, the man behind Lemonade’s bright, welcoming locations.

LA Weekly Releases Its List Of 99 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants

As we start scanning Kayak for flights
Mar 4, 2015 2:15 pm

Each year LA Weekly dedicates an issue to a list of the city’s 99 Essential Restaurants. Longtime critic Jonathan Gold minded the issue for many years before switching sides to review restaurants at The Los Angeles Times. Taking his spot in 2012 was an intrepid, pulls-no-punches writer named Besha Rodell, who released her annual list once again today.

Why You Should Buy Tickets To L.A.'s All-Star Chef Classic

Event features top chef dinners, tastings, lessons
Feb 27, 2015 3:00 pm

Food festivals are a dime a dozen these days, and many of them draw a number of talented chefs. The formula is often the same, so it’s not too frequently that an event blows us away with an impressive lineup of innovative dinners featuring collaborations among big-name chefs. That’s the case at the four-day second annual All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles, which kicks off on Wednesday, March 11.

For The Love Of Uni! California Restaurant Group Goes All In.

Special sea-urchin menus are in the works
Feb 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Uni is one of the most polarizing foods out there. Some just cannot get enough of its delightfully slimy texture and creamy, buttery flavor, while others shiver at the mere thought of slurping up a sea urchin’s reproductive organs. If you happen to fall into the former group — as we do here at Food Republic — you'll be thrilled to learn that West Coast mini-chain Chaya is planning a limited-time-only menu composed entirely of innovative dishes starring uni.

At Questlove's Los Angeles Food Salon, Celebrities Actually Talk About Food

Hot topics include uni roe, Meyer lemons, sunchokes
Feb 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Famed musician and noted foodie Questlove likes to bring elements of these two worlds together for extravagant dinner parties that he calls "food salons." The most recent star-studded event, held in Los Angeles during the Grammys, was quite different from previous incarnations. How so? Well, for one thing, there was "more talk about the food than at any other salon."

Meet L.A.'s Rock & Roll Prince Of Paella

Chef Perfecto Rocher has mastered the rice dish
Feb 16, 2015 2:00 pm

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. The minute the doors to the venue open, fans rush in. The show is Dia de Les Paelles (Paella Day) at smoke.oil.salt in Los Angeles, and the stage is a wood-fired grill from Texas tucked into the back wall of the dining room. There's definitely a rock star working that stage, and his name is Perfecto Rocher.

Where To Eat Szechuan In Los Angeles, Which Is Having A Lip-Tingling Moment

Everything's on fire in the San Gabriel Valley
Dec 16, 2014 2:00 pm

The San Gabriel Valley has long been the destination for mapo tofu, water-boiled fish and other Szechuan dishes. Driven in part by an influx of Chinese residents immigrating and investing in the area, restaurants have been opening here at a rapid clip, with a significant number of them offering specialties straight out of Chengdu.


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