Holy Cow, It’s Barbecue Done Right With Top Quality Fixings

Angelenos have no need to go to Austin anymore simply to indulge in amazing Texas barbecue. Holy Cow serves up slow smoked goodness at two convenient locations, in Culver City and in Santa Monica– and more are in store due to its smokin’ hot popularity in Southern California, despite all the other competition. Holy Cow opened in 2014, and its wide-ranging menu items have one thing in common: they only use the finest ingredients,...

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The Incomparable Taste, SoCal’s Deliciously Diverse Food Festival

It’s become the gold standard of food festivals in Southern California. The Taste, held over three days of Labor Day weekend, is the place to go not only to enjoy food and beverage favorites from some of L.A.’s top places and prestige vendors, but to sample and savor new items from up-and-coming restaurants and other purveyors. The popular festival is held on the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios— with much of the action taking...

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Tres Chic: Dîner en Blanc Returns to Los Angeles
Aug30

Tres Chic: Dîner en Blanc Returns to Los Angeles

It was the pop up dinner and all pop-up dinners—the second Diner en Blanc, also known as the White Dinner, hit Los Angeles with 2,400 revelers dining downtown under the stars on a beautiful summer night. Two years ago, the event made its debut with about half that number of participants taking over Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for a très chic picnic. The hallmark of the event—aside from its all-white elegance– is that the...

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Grab a Handroll, or Five, at Acclaimed Sushi Chef’s Kazu Nori
Nov22

Grab a Handroll, or Five, at Acclaimed Sushi Chef’s Kazu Nori

It’s kind of like the Japanese version of In ‘n Out Burger. The concept of Kazu Nori is so of-the-moment that it is sure to be the template for a new kind of sushi place – it sells only hand rolls, and at a great price. It’s the brainchild of celebrated sushi chef Kazunori Nozawa, founder of Sushi Nozawa and now the Sugarfish chain of restaurants. Our first visit found us waiting in line for about 15 minutes, which...

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Preparing the Oscar Night Feast for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Viewing Party
Feb27

Preparing the Oscar Night Feast for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Viewing Party

Preparing one of Hollywood’s highest profile banquets for 1,000 people is in and of itself worthy of an award. And even if you done it 10 years running, as Chef Wayne Elias has with his Crumble Catering Company in collaboration with Chef Gordon Ramsay, working on the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing dinner and afterparty is the most exciting night of the year. Only a handful of catering companies have the know-how and...

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