Category Archives: Dining

What’s the Drinking Situation at Saturday’s Plate by Plate 2013

Plate by Plate

This Saturday, nonprofit Project by Project‘s food fest Plate by Plate 2013 will be taking over the beautiful Vibiana downtown. From the looks of last year’s photos it’s a fancy affair with folks in suits and evening gowns! The lineup of over 30 restaurants boasts foodie faves like Bestia, Petty Cash and Rivera. But you…

Favorite Bites and Sips at Angeleno’s Live and Dine LA 2013

Live & Dine LA 2013 Rustic Canyon's goat cheese crostini by Caroline on Crack

Angeleno Magazine’s annual Live & Dine L.A. is one of those can’t-miss food fests. Noshing and imbibing at the elegant Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. Just check out last year’s highlights. This year’s fest, however, was smaller and relocated back under the grand old fig tree. Just as well since the line to get into…

dineLA Restaurant Week on How To Throw a Classy Party

dineLA dinner at Bouchon Beverly Hills by Caroline on Crack

This week, dineLA threw a party in Beverly Hills introducing the upcoming 2013 dineLA restaurant week (July 15-July 26) to some media folks. And, damn, they sure know how to impress those who’ve already seen it all. At first I figured we’d sample some eats at the featured restaurants — Scarpetta, Bouchon Beverly Hills and…

Petty Cash Taqueria: It’s Got What Cocktailing Vegetarians Crave

Petty Cash Banana Hammock by Caroline on Crack

It would be dumb to compare Bill Chait’s new 150-seat restaurant Petty Cash Taqueria to Playa, the Sedlar restaurant it’s replacing in that space on Beverly Boulevard. The two are completely and obviously different from food to decor to ambience.  There are now picnic tables, street art and shuffleboard! But when looking at it from…

Blog Bite: Boozy Gelato at The Mercantile

The Mercantile boozy gelato by Caroline on Crack

Remember beer floats? They were a thing and even now after the buzz has subsided people still like them. But when they first came out, everyone thought how weird and, at the same time, genius they were. Well, you ever wonder why ice cream with hard liquor never caught on? The Mercantile on Sunset Boulevard…

How To Eat a CoolHaus Shop Ice Cream Sandwich

CoolHaus ice cream sandwich by Caroline on Crack

The brick-and-mortar CoolHaus Shop in Culver City has lots of cool things going for it over its truck counterpart. Not only does it serve San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee but it has a Mason Jar program where you can mix ice cream with stuff like hot chocolate, coffee, or hot chocolate AND coffee. But, I…

Favorite Sips & Bites of 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Tyler Florence's bone marrow by Caroline on Crack

Annual food event Pebble Beach Food & Wine is a haven for any well-to-do foodist (and the occasional lucky blogger). It’s where celebrity chefs from around the country show off their best dishes and acclaimed winemakers their best vino via the various dinners, parties and seminars. Since this was my first time at PBFW, I…

My Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013 Drinking Itinerary

Pebble Beach Food & Wine by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Flickr)

I felt like I was movin’ on up when I got the invite to the four-day 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine food festival (April 4-7). I mean, that’s fancy pants, right? Pebble Beach, a picturesque seaside enclave, is known for events like the high-falutin car show, Concours d’Elegance, for chrissakes. The affluent residents’…

L.A. Cocktail Kings With Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs at Paiche

At Paiche: L.A. Cocktail Kings Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

If you missed last night’s Food & Wine/Food GPS Best New Chefs dinner at hot, new Marina Del Rey restaurant Paiche, not to worry. There’s another one tonight. And where cocktail geeks went crazy over last night‘s crafty cocktails by mixmasters Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix (La Descarga, Pour Vous), tonight they’ll be thrilled by…

Easy Juice Diet: Pressed Juice Dinner at Clover and The Churchill

Clover and The Churchill Juice Paired Dinner by The Churchill

Angelenos have traded their cupcake and fro-yo addictions for something wayy healthier: cold-pressed juices. More and more juice bars are popping up around town — Pressed Juicery, Blueprint, Kreation, Moon Juice. Even new guy Clover Juice, who just opened up its first location in January, already launched yet another one in Mid-City West on Third…