You Had Me At ‘Special Sauce’

You may find this a little heartbreaking, but I had never had a Big Mac until about four months ago. I’m not sure why it had taken me this long to try one. The fact that it’s not the healthiest menu item probably had lot to do with it. Still, you’d think at least one […]

One Night In Montebello

On Monday night, I had some time to kill in Montebello, California. Despite its numerous taco joints, I opted to hang out at a strip mall coffee shop with free Wi-Fi called The Daily Brew. I swung open The Daily Brew’s heavy glass door and was instantly mauled by a shaky voice. I looked to […]

Calle Tacos: Taco Tuesday Gets Mejor

For poco dinero, you can enjoy authentic, mouthwatering 99 cent tacos every Tuesday from 11 am – 2 am in Hollywood at the Calle Tacos food truck.  We’re talking homemade salsa, secret recipes and achiote-marinated pork–as well as pollo, carne asada and carnitas.  Ay-yi-yi…think I need to change my pants!  Granted, Del Taco offers three tacos for under […]

Free Burgers On Monday

To celebrate National Burger Day on May 28th, Burger Lounge in West Hollywood is giving away free tasty burgers from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Visitors can choose from salmon, turkey, quinoa veggie and the Lounge Burger, which is made from 100% grass-fed beef. With a thick, juicy deal like this, there’s need to settle for […]

Simmer On This: The Braiser

Attention foodies:  If you love certain celebrity chefs [sorry, Rachel Ray], then you should check out The Braiser—a brand-spankin’ new blog that dishes the latest on the famous faces of food—from Giada DeLaurentilis to everyone’s favorite f-bomb dropper, Gordon Ramsay to my favorite, Anthony Bourdain.  It’s like the perfect meal—meaty, saucy and spicy. ¡Buen apetito! […]

Deliciously Aesthetic: The Art of Cooking

“Cherrios” by Lucien Smith; courtesy of Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc. Get ready to fill your plate with hearty helping of scrumptious art:  Starting Friday, April 27 and extending through August 2012, Royal/T in downtown Culver City will host a food and art-themed exhibit called “The Art of Cooking.” It’s a celebration of food in art form—featuring […]

It’s Time to Get Art with Mike D

Starting Friday, April 20, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary is blowing minds and multiple senses with 17 days of the best in contemporary design, food, film, music and culture—compiled through the vision of Mike D.  Yes, that Mike D. It’s all part of TRANSMISSION LA: AV CLUB—an exhibition that shows how audio and visual art forms feed off of each […]

Get Toasted! (For National Grilled Cheese Day, That Is…)

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, I give you a simple recipe from that’s both spicy and cheesy–the pillars of deliciousness.  You’re welcome. Sautéed Jalapeño and Aged Jack Grilled Cheese INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 medium jalapeños, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise 1 1/2 ounces grated aged Monterey Jack cheese (about 1/2 […]

A New Hollywood Saloon For Swillin’

Outpost, which opens this Thursday at 1624 N. Cahuenga, is a bar that’s straight out of the old West—decked with a whole mess of animal skulls and dark wood.  The menu boasts a number of tasty vittles, including Ranchero corn on the cob, pulled pork, wings, a Western bacon burger, plus a list of specialty […]

Your Muffuletta, Made Famous

Say you’ve always wanted to sell cake pops out of a concession trailer, with “Stick It” plastered on the side.  Or, perhaps you’ve dreamed of pimping sausages under the moniker, “We’re All Wieners.” Here’s your chance:  Food Network is giving you a shot to start your own food truck for its third season of The Great Food […]