food

Walk in Julia Child’s Footsteps Through Her Santa Barbara Hometown

For the love of Julia Child and any fan who wants to savor her legacy, the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, together with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, will offer an expansive citywide calendar of events for the three-day weekend of March 13-15, 2020. The epicurean celebration of both Julia Child and Santa Barbara’s expanding food scene will feature chefs, mixologists, restaurateurs and the local community, with guest appearances from national food and beverage talents. The late cookbook author, chef and TV personality was passionate about teaching others about the culinary arts — and Child was an devotee of Santa Barbara, as well as a longtime resident herself. The experience will  gather the community and visitors to celebrate the bounty of Santa Barb...

Five-Ingredient Dinner: Weeknight Niçoise

We are almost in March which means after a winter of limp, flavorless lettuces, we are heading into greens season. Hallelujah! What better way to celebrate than with this super easy niçoise salad, the latest in our five-ingredient dinner series… …and submitted by Cup of Jo reader Carolyn.… Read more The post Five-Ingredient Dinner: Weeknight Niçoise appeared first on A Cup of Jo. You deserve a better Internet. So we reimagined what a browser should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get unmatched speed, security and privacy by blocking trackers. Earn rewards by opting into our privacy-respecting ads and help give publishers back their fair share of Internet revenue.  

Pretty Dirty: A Pretty Special Speakeasy-Style Bar in Eagle Rock

The speakeasy concept has been so done, but Pretty Dirty, the intimate new hangout behind Eagle Rock’s 5 Line Tavern, has actually brought something new to the experience, and it feels like it’s just getting started. This is a sleek, and as the name suggests, sexy space — clean and modern, but sort of retro at the same time — with mirrors everywhere, lemon-hued interiors and light that casts a golden glow on each exquisitely crafted drink. The crafting part comes courtesy of Erik Lund, who’s made a name for himself around town creating bar menus at Mess Hall and République. The menu is extremely focused and the small space allows guests to be too. There are only 14 seats in the establishment (which formerly housed Room 31), and a limited but highly inventive cocktail tasting menu features ...

LA Family Housing Announces Chef Lineup for April 23 Awards Gala

LA Family Housing announced its stellar list of chefs and participating restaurants today for its Awards Gala at the Pacific Design Center on April 23. Chefs will come together for an evening to raise $2 million to help stop the cycle of homelessness for nearly 11,000 children and adults across Los Angeles Guests  will enjoy specialty cocktails, music from​ L.A. DJ​ ​Kovas​, ​unique silent and live auction packages and specialties from L.A.’s top chefs including Gino and Elizabeth Angelini ​(Angelini Osteria)​, Mary Odson ​(Big Sugar Bakeshop),​ Thi and Nguyen Tran ​(Button Mash), ​Greg Dulan​ (Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen), ​Brendan Collins ​(Fia), ​Yoya Takahashi  (Hamasaku),​ Chad Valencia​ (Lasa),​ Luigi Fineo ​(n10)​, Carlos Cabrera ​(Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique), and ​chef Dani...

Eat at Top Spots in L.A. for 50% Off

Exploring your neighborhood can be fun, especially when there’s food involved.  Good news — Ritual Your Block has arrived in L.A.! From February 24 to March 6, mobile order-ahead app Ritual is inviting you to get out and discover local food favorites for 50 percent off. From your coffee run to your lunch meeting, all the way to that sweet afternoon treat, your everyday rituals are waiting for you — all for half off. Download the app now at ritual.co/LAWEEKLY and head to the Home tab to find participating restaurants.  Don’t forget to share your Ritual Your Block experience on social with the hashtag #RitualYourBlock. Be sure to follow @ritual_co and tag us! What is Ritual? Ritual is a mobile order ahead app that lets you skip the line at top restaurants in your area. You can save time ever...

Carnevale Cannoli and Mardi Gras Po’boys: 5 Places to Spend Fat Tuesday

Whether you’re looking to celebrate Carnevale, Fat Tuesday or just want to gorge yourself the night before Ash Wednesday, here are five ways to usher in the Lenten season. Preux and Proper owner Joshua Kopeland and executive chef and partner Sammy Monsour will celebrate the southern-style restaurant’s fifth Anniversary on Fat Tuesday from  5-10 p.m. in the historic turn-of-the-century flatiron wedge building in DTLA. Festivities include all $5 all-night beverages featuring a boilermaker served with P&P Blonde Ale and a shot of Legent Bourbon, frozen daiquiris, Knob Creek Single Barrel Rye Sazerac, Bombay French 75’s, or Copalli Rum hurricanes. Feast on traditional specialties like Louisiana crawfish ($10 per lb.), cooked in a traditional boil and served in a bucket, or the red beans an...

What’s Popping Up? Drag Queen Bingo and Couples Therapy at Here and Now For Starters

SAJJ Mediterranean comes to L.A., Queer Tuesdays at Here and Now and dairy madness  on Abbot Kinney — here’s what’s popping up. Saturday, February 22 Move over cannabis, there’s a new dispensary in town, doling out the original edibles: California Based Dairy (CBD). Real California Milk is reimagining the dairy and dispensary model with a one-of-a-kind California Dairy Dispensary pop-up event on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. The California Dairy Dispensary will highlight the natural, mood-enhancing properties of California dairy foods as represented by varieties of cheese, micro-dosed butters, flavor-infused yogurts and rolled ice cream — all the TLC with zero THC or cannabis. During the event, attendees also can speak with a knowledgeable dairy docent to discover the dairy varie...

Modernism Week: Eat like a local off the beaten path in Cathedral City

Whether it’s Modernism Week, Coachella or Stagecoach Festival in Indio, to get to any of the venues, you’re more than likely going to pass through Cathedral City. And if you’re looking for something a little more toned down than the high prices and heavily trafficked hotels owned by East Coast conglomerates in Palm Springs  or the mega resorts in Palm Desert, Cat City offers a diverse variety of satisfying cuisines at reasonable prices with no valets involved. The Cahuilla Indians were the original inhabitants of Cathedral City. They lived throughout the Coachella Valley for more than 2,000. In 1876, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians established their reservation, which encompasses approximately 28 percent of Cathedral City. In 1850, Col. Henry Washington of the U.S. Army Co...

Five-Ingredient Dinner: Pesto Pizza With Fixins

For our five-ingredient dinners series, a reader named Christine loves this pesto pizza with corn, feta and arugula. “Not only is it super fast, but it also feels slightly ‘fancy’ when friends are over.… Read more The post Five-Ingredient Dinner: Pesto Pizza With Fixins appeared first on A Cup of Jo. You deserve a better Internet. So we reimagined what a browser should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get unmatched speed, security and privacy by blocking trackers. Earn rewards by opting into our privacy-respecting ads and help give publishers back their fair share of Internet revenue.  

Sogo is on a Roll in Los Feliz

Restaurants come and go so much lately, it’s best not to get too attached to any one place. At the moment my favorite hot chicken spot now sells Peruvian-Italian fusion.  Sorry, pal – things move fast in LA. Keep up or eat dust. That’s exactly why you might be surprised to see https://www.sogorollbar.com in Los Feliz, now open on the busy section of Hollywood Blvd. next to Bar Covell and HomeState. Taking up residence in what used to be McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, the shotgun-style ice cream shop is  the ideal set-up for hand-roll sushi. The buckets of ice cream have been replaced with tubs of fatty toro, marinated scallop, and fresh snapper. That unnecessarily long walk to pay for your mocha fudge cone is a thing of a past – now it’s a wooden sushi bar with 14 seats. Opportunely enough, ...

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Chinese food producers, sending inflation soaring

The coronavirus outbreak—now officially called COVID19, according to the World Health Organization—has driven many things in China down. With close to than 43,000 in the country infected and more than a thousand dead, factory output, consumer spending, tourism, and commodity prices have seen major drops. One thing that is soaring? Inflation. China’s overall consumer price index (CPI), which had been at 1.5% in January 2017 and between 2% and 3% during most of 2019, leaped to 5.4% in January 2020. Shuttered facilities and involuntarily idled workers have reduced production and tightened product supplies, driving up prices. Hardest hit is the food sector, which already faced massive shortages. The deadly African swine fever took out somewhere between a quarter to half of the nationR...

ScotsFestival on The Queen Mary and 20 Shades of Orange at Eveleigh — Here’s What’s Popping Up

Boomtown Brewery is having a birthday, orange is the new red at Eveleigh and axes will be flying on the Queen Mary for ScotsFestival — here’s what’s popping up. Sat., Feb. 15 -Sun., Feb. 16 Dine and drink like a Scot at The 27th annual ScotsFestival  and International Highland Games  on the Queen Mary this weekend. Indulge in meat pies, fish n’ chips, Scotch eggs, bangers n’ mash, haggis, scotch tastings, and drinks from multiple bars stationed throughout. The VIP bar, Nessie’s Nest, overlooks the Highland Games athletics field. Competition categories include the caber toss, the hammer toss and stones of strength. Immerse yourself in authentic culture through the artistry of border collie sheep herding, falconry demonstrations, ax throwing and archery, reenactments from Scottis...