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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Taking Rooftop Dining to New Heights at Montage Beverly Hills
Aug28

Taking Rooftop Dining to New Heights at Montage Beverly Hills

If you were to dream up the perfect place for alfresco rooftop dining–poolside, no less– a place with a magnificent view and a curated seasonal menu perfect for the end of summer, you can make it a reality at the Conservatory Grill at Montage Beverly Hills.   Head straight up to the top level of the hotel, and even if the weather conditions are not conducive to outdoor dining, you can sit inside and still take...

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Prime Location. Prime Ribeye. Del Frisco’s Plants Its Flag at the Epicenter of Surf and Sand
Jul22

Prime Location. Prime Ribeye. Del Frisco’s Plants Its Flag at the Epicenter of Surf and Sand

Ahi tacos. Pesto chicken flatbread. Shaved prime steak sandwich. Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue restaurant row just got a welcome addition to its dining scene with the splashy opening of Del Frisco’s Grille, where these signature items and others from the menu quickly disappeared from the trays that were generously being passed to guests that partied well into the night. Del Frisco’s has a prime location – across from the...

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The Taste Sates Appetites For Fine Food, Drink and Frivolity
Sep05

The Taste Sates Appetites For Fine Food, Drink and Frivolity

The backlot of Paramount Pictures—including its famed New York Street—is a popular location for charity and fashion events, but it may never have seen as much concentrated revelry as it did for the three-day Taste food festival, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times over Labor Day weekend. The culinary extravaganza encompassed five separate events: Field to Ford, Cocktail Confidential, Flavors of L.A., Dinner & Drinks and the grand...

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