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EastSide Food Fest Returns to Mack Sennett Studios This Sunday 10/22

The EastSide Food Festival returns to the gorgeous and historic Mack Sennett Studios this Sunday, October 22. The Food Fest is a gathering of the best of the best and rising stars from LA’s East side gastronomic scene. We’ll highlight a few below, but before we go further – for the next 24 hours you can purchase seriously reduced discount tickets via Groupon by clicking here. Be good to your stomach and your wallet at this year’s food fest.

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The Best Deals at dineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week

dineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week is back! And it’s actually two weeks, July 14-28 to be exact. dineL.A. Restaurant Weeks offer fix-priced lunch and dinner menus at discount prices to newcomers, fans, and foodies. But not all of the restaurants participating offer, well, quite as great deals as we’re led to believe. So collected here are truly the restaurants with the best deals. I did the math so you don’t have to. Happy eating!

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A Foodie’s Guide to Studio City Restaurants

All the best Studio City restaurants you need to try and none of the ones you don’t. Plus a few restaurants to venture off the beaten path of Ventura Boulevard, if you dare…

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The Best Cheese (and Wine) Stores in Los Angeles

The best cheese stores in Los Angeles, from the beach all the way to Northeast LA. Oh, and these shops sell excellent wine too.

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Find Your True Fork at Wanderlust Hollywood

Wanderlust Hollywood is quickly becoming a one stop shop for Angelenos interested in yoga, nutrition, and meditation. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Wanderlust also hosts film screenings, jewelry making, comedy shows, and, yes, my favorite, wine tastings all in their Highland Avenue outpost. This summer, Wanderlust Hollywood is hosting the Find Your True Fork dinner series that promises to showcase healthy, sustainable and ethical food choices through the lens of six influential chefs, spotlighting their own unique approaches to mindful eating with themed dinners and food experiences. Their next dinner will host chef Seamus Mullen and I hope to see you there! Plus, there’s a cookbook so we’ll be able to make these delicious meals at home! Gather, dine, explore and expand your palate and find the true fork that suits you.

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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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Manuela in the Arts District Offers More Than a Culinary Experience

Photography: Joshua Targownik, Laura Ford, ABImages

Photography: Joshua Targownik, Laura Ford, ABImages

When you arrive at Manuela, the Arts District’s latest culinary hotspot, you may be told there’s an hour wait for a party of two. All the better. Manuela might be the only restaurant in Los Angeles where the wait is not only enjoyable it’s necessary. Manuela is located in the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery, a restored antique warehouse, in the core of the burgeoning Arts District. It’s an indoor/outdoor establishment with Manuela stretching out into the courtyard, surrounded by a brilliantly curated art book store, several gallery spaces, communal dining spaces, and a vegetable garden and chicken coop. It all feels extraordinarily of the moment LA until you try Manuela’s food and you’re transported to the South. Maybe a bit of Texas here? Mexico there? Whatever the dining influences and inspirations of chef Wes Whitsell and the Manuela team, one thing is clear: they’re offering delicious comfort food, at a price. But cooked into Manuela’s menu is the experience. Guests are paying for more than just food. Included is a day or evening of appetizing art, incredible craft cocktails, and a communal experience more nutritive than just simple people watching. LA is spending hours at Manuela and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, and not just at the dining table.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hollywood

There are seemingly hundreds of Hollywood restaurants. These are the best. From new hotspots like Gwen and Kali to longtime stalwarts like Jitlada and Musso and Frank’s to tourist destinations like Pink’s Hotdogs and Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, here’s a foodie’s take on where to eat in Hollywood.

Courtesy Kali.

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Don’t Wait! Make a Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservation at One of These Hotspots Today

It’s never too early to make a reservation for Valentine’s Day dinner in Los Angeles. With less than two weeks to go, avoid that last minute scramble to find a table for two in town. Below is a list of more than 20 of the most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner in Los Angeles. And, hey, if you’re single, a girl’s got to eat. Send yourself roses!

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Art Deco Decadence at The Edmon in The Hollywood Historic Hotel

There’s a new hotspot in Hollywood. Located in The Hollywood Historic Hotel near the legendary Paramount Studios, The Edmon is a new Art Deco-inspired restaurant and bar where the lights are low and the elegance is high. The classic cocktails are delicious and the food is spectacular. And with live music on some nights, you will feel like you’re at a party in The Great Gatsby.

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