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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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The Best Los Angeles Events This May 2017

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

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Kettle Black Has Silver Lake’s Best Happy Hour

If you’re like me you love a good, short happy hour. I don’t mean the hours, of course. I mean the menu. There’s something pleasurably decadent about being able to say, “One of everything!” Kettle Black, the newish Italian restaurant and bar in Silver Lake, boasts such a menu. There are only five food items plus specials on Peronis, glasses of red and white wine, and cocktails including Punch, Manhattan, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz. Kettle Black is as stylish as it is delicious.

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Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles!

Fantasy comes to life at the Museum of Ice Cream! The museum will be opening its doors this Saturday, April 22 in the Arts District of Los Angeles. The wildly popular New York location sold 30,000 tickets in a matter of days, leading to a wait-list of more than 200,000 people. So, needless to say, get your tickets now! And go hungry!

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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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