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The Best of SoCal Chefs at The Taste Labor Day Weekend at Paramount Studios

Los Angeles Times’s The Taste food & wine festival returns to Paramount Studios this Labor Day weekend and if you are in the mood for end-of-summer craft cocktails, local brews and award-winning wine from the best players in the beverage space and, of course, plenty of bite-sized, mouth-watering eats from the best of the culinary scene in Southern California, plus live music, cooking demonstrations, panels with celebrity chefs, and lots more, you won’t want to miss the foodie event of the year. Read on for tickets, other info, and a who’s who of participating restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

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A Taste of East LA Meets Napa

Another year, another amazing AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa food and wine festival. What sets the annual downtown Los Angeles apart this year is the vast and growing need for support AltaMed provides. The spate of current events have left many people in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and around the country, feeling vulnerable, fearful to seek medical treatment and other services they made need. That makes AltaMed, who presents the festival, more vital than ever. The always sold-out event draws 2,000+ people annually and proceeds benefit AltaMed’s initiatives and services that create access to health and dental care, senior and HIV services, teen mentoring programs, and more to undeserved families in Southern California. It’s an excellent way to eat amazing food, drink spectacular wine, and support a great and necessary local cause. It’s an event you won’t want to miss in 2020.

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East LA Meets Napa Returns to L.A. Live With Several Michelin Starred Chefs

On Friday, July 26, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, East LA Meets Napa returns to L.A. Live bringing over 100 top LA chefs, restauranteurs, award winning Napa wine-producers, and premium spirit distributors. We’ve covered the food and wine festival several times over the past few years and it has undoubtedly become our favorite festival in the city. But what separates the festival this year is the inaugural Michelin Guide California has been revealed and the highly anticipated list features several of this year’s AltaMed Food Wine Festival participants! Get your tickets, follow AltaMed Food on Wine on Instagram, and read on for more info on this annual culinary bash.

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Celebrate the Last Days of Pride Month & Support The Trevor Project at Pikoh

Pride Month is quickly coming to an end and although Los Angeles celebrates Pride Month every month, proceeds from the purchases of a refreshing cocktail at West Los Angeles’s best new restaurant, Pikoh, will support The Trevor Project for only the remainder of June. If you’re unaware of Pikoh, it’s the latest venture from Chef Ricardo Zarate, whom you may recall recently wowed us with his Peruvian dishes at Studio City’s incredible Los Balcones. You may have just until June 30th to drink to support a great and necessary LGBTQ+ nonprofit group, but Pikoh offers perfect brunches, delicious dinners, and craft cocktails during an awesome happy hour daily.

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Tax Day Specials at L.A.’s Best Restaurants & Bars

Two weeks after April Fool’s Day, and like a cruel joke, tax day falls on a Monday this year. In a just world, shouldn’t it always fall on a Friday? If you’re trying to celebrate big or drown your sorrows, these Tax Day specials are so good, they’re almost guaranteed to cheer you up. Here’s where to celebrate, commiserate and generally just be thankful you got through another year of taxes.

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The Week in Nancy Silverton of Mozza News

This Week in Nancy Silverton.

The celebrated and award winning Los Angeles chef behind restaurants Osteria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Pizzeria Mozza, has been all over the news lately. First, Silverton is set to open a new Italian restaurant at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Second, Nancy is celebrating 30 years of La Brea Bakery. Third, Nancy’s famous grilled cheese returned to L.A. with a bang on Pizzeria Mozza’s late menu. And, finally (until next week, at least), Ms. Silverton is headed to Ojai in the coming months to host a food and wine series. Read on for all the details!

Photo: Courtesy of Finch

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Grilled Cheese Night at La Brea Bakery & 4 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? I know I do. The month of April also happens to be Grilled Cheese Month so if there ever were a whole month to eat grilled cheese guilt free this is it. Legendary bread institution La Brea Bakery is hosting a nostalgic throwback Grilled Cheese Night celebration Wednesday, April 12 from 7pm to 10pm. Live music, champagne and wine pairings, a red carpet entrance, and many, many, many grilled cheese sandwiches will be served. Tickets are $35. But if you’re simply looking for some fantastic grilled cheese recipes to make at home, La Brea Bakery has provided some unique and delectable recipes included here. Enjoy!

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💌✨ The Best New Year’s Eve 2019 Dinners in Los Angeles

Restaurants across Los Angeles are ringing in the new year with masquerade balls, live music, quiet low-lit evenings, lavish feasts, and thousands of flowing bottles of champagne. No matter your neighborhood, choice of cuisine, noise level, budget, or poison, the restaurants on this list will help you welcome 2019 with some of the finest food our culinary destinations have to offer.

Read on for the best places in L.A. to dine on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2019.

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Happy Hanukkah! Here’s The Absolute Best Latke Recipe

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah began at sundown on December 2nd last week. Many of us celebrated the start of the holiday by lighting candles for eight days and consuming fried foods. Lots of fried foods. Latkes are deceptively simple. For a basic, classic latke is just potatoes, onions, flour, eggs, and oil. Some of us commemorate the holiday by making latkes each evening until the 10th. And why not? I think that allows plenty of nights to experiment with different ingredients to figure out the perfect latke to your tastes. What I love most is a very herb-heavy latke. Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, Basil. You name it, and if you have it, use it. Fresh herbs add a lot of bite to this classic dish.

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The Best Places in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

During Thanksgiving, even if you love to cook, sometimes you would rather spend more quality time with family and friends than in the kitchen, stressing over the internal temperature of the bird in the oven. Other times the idea of the pile of post-meal dishes feels simply like too much work. If ever there was a year to hang up the apron and pick up the phone to order a Thanksgiving feast, 2018 would be it. This year, why not celebrate the holiday in the comfort of your own home without spending all day preparing, slicing, and mixing? All of the restaurants and stores below offer holiday meals for any size party at a wide variety of price points. All you’ll have to do is heat and serve.

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