Tag Archive: vegetarian

Wino Deal: Fundamental LA’s Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing

Fundamental LA carrot risotto by Caroline on Crack

During lunch hours, Fundamental LA — a Westwood restaurant that’s been around since 2011 and has got all those buzzwords foodies seem to love like “farmers market fresh,” “artisanal,” and “small plates — is a sandwich shop. But at night it turns into a hopping small plates eatery with food by executive chef Philip Pretty (Sona,…

Favorite Vegetarian Bites at 2013 LA Food and Wine

Border Grill at LA Food & Wine by Caroline on Crack

Yes, there actually were things for me to eat at the 2013 LA Food and Wine event. As a vegetarian, that’s rarely the case at these big food fests as I am only a vocal minority. A “food blogger” who doesn’t eat meat or seafood, wuuut? Foodies and chefs love meat. That just means I…

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…

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…

The Misfit in Santa Monica: Eat Your Vegetables + Giveaway

When I got back from my two-week European cheesefest, I made a vow of (mostly) vegetarianism (with some fish flexibility) in the hopes of losing some of the weight I had gained. Fortunately in LA it’s not too hard to keep that vow but I’m still very appreciative when there’s a restaurant that offers tasty…