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Guy Fieri's Trash Can Nachos, Elephant Feasts, Pizza Lobbyists

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 4, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

LA Weekly Releases Its List Of 99 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants

As we start scanning Kayak for flights
Mar 4, 2015 1:15 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.

Winemakers Bug Out About Pesticides, Palm Springs Gets Brooklyn Tacos, Juice Redux

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 3, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

The LA Times Conducts A Blind Taste Test Of Hot Sauces. The Winner Surprises.

Sriracha, Tabasco, Cholula square off
Mar 3, 2015 12:00 pm

Two chefs, one restaurant critic and ten hot sauces. That was the scene at a ramen restaurant in Los Angeles recently, where three influential food figures came together to settle a simple question: Which hot sauce reigns supreme?

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

Event features top chef dinners, tastings, lessons
Feb 27, 2015 2:00 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 1:30 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.

5 Trends Spotted At The U.S. Coffee Championships

Cheerful baristas IN. Mugs with handles OUT.
Feb 24, 2015 10:00 am

Baristas from across the country showcased their skills while manufacturers rolled out some fancy new brewing gadgets during the U.S. Coffee Championships in Long Beach, California. Tien Nyugen reports on the most eye-opening trends from this very highly caffeinated event.

3 Events You Should Think About Attending This Weekend

NYC, LA, Texas showcase beer, travel, jalapeƱos
Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm

A record cold is blanketing much of the Northeast, and (to us at least) that's just as good a reason as ever to reach for a brew — or choose from one of more than 40 local ones — this weekend in New York City. Or plan your next tropical getaway at the nation's largest travel show, taking place this weekend in Los Angeles. Here are the three food and drink events you should think about attending over the next few days.

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