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The Best Food, Wine, & Recipes from East LA Meets Napa 2017

A wine tasting journey without having to leave Los Angeles. On July 28th, 2017, another unforgettable East LA Meets Napa food & wine festival supporting AltaMed happened. It was The Hollywood Home’s second year attending the only festival, which celebrates the richness of Latin food and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in Napa, throughout California, and the quaint Spanish countrysides. Plus live performances from Pancho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Jose Rizo, and Boogaloo Assassins. Inside you’ll find all the best cuisine from 80+ local restaurants, plus your new favorite bottle of wine, a family paella recipe, and a recipe for ‘Pernil’ Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin that’s healthy as it is delicioso.

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Upcoming Events at The Highlight Room in the New Dream Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood’s latest rooftop hotspot has officially opened at the Dream Hollywood Hotel and it is gorgeous. The Highlight Room boasts some of the most amazing views (and cocktails) in the city. Take a look inside and find out about upcoming events at The Highlight Room and how to get a table.

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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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All the Best Food at Smorgasburg DTLA

Smorgasburg is back! And it’s better than ever! Actually, it’s never went away. But now that it’s (almost) summer in Los Angeles there’s no better time than now to spend a Sunday downtown at Smorgasburg, the weekly Sunday market that takes over five acres at The Row DTLA. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or serious carnivore Smorgasburg has you covered with dozens of food trucks and pop ups from all over LA and serving a serious array of dishes from all over the world. It’s the foodiest food festival in Los Angeles.

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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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Get Down to Wolfdown in Silver Lake

Wolfdown has finally opened in Silver Lake. The restaurant, in the former longtime Nicky D’s Pizza space, is from Jason and Chrissy Kim, the proprietors of nearby Sunset Boulevard stalwart Forage. The stunning remodeled space is like climbing into an adult-friendly treehouse (unlike Forage, there’sna beer and wine), the desserts are delicious, and pretty soon everyone in town is going to be talking about Wolfdown’s Korean fried chicken.

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The Best Los Angeles Events This June 2017

Check out all the best Los Angeles events and things to do this June 2017. Enjoy!

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A Foodie’s Guide to Malibu Restaurants

Summer is less than a month away and like a lot of Angelenos lately I’ve been mapping out beach days in my mind. My map, of course, usually begins and ends with where to eat in Malibu. The 30 miles of coastline northwest of LA is home to a few classic seafood shacks, celebrity haunts, and local favorites. And while Malibu Seafood and The Farm are both excellent, there are many more Malibu restaurants you need to try. Here’s a handy guide on where to dine in Malibu.

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