, the historic site of Mexican-American culture and heritage in Downtown Los Angeles was an appropriate location for the 2013 Taste of Mexico
event. Authentic Mexican cuisine, fine booze and live music could be found at the open air site. On this beautiful night, hundreds of attendees enjoyed a diverse array of bite size treats from a who’s who list of Los Angeles restaurants. A number of fine tequila, mezcal and beer companies were also offering cocktails and tastings of their products. The Taste of Mexico Association
, whose goal is to enhance and promote Mexican cuisine, put on a fine culinary evening that showcased some of the best Mexican food and drink in Los Angeles.
While Angelenos may not have noticed that the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Festival came and went from October 17-21, 2013, the world will certainly sit up and take notice of the corresponding Hollywood [...]
Long Beach restaurant James Republic
is a welcome newcomer to the vibrant downtown scene. With a modern design, expert staff and dedication to fresh ingredients, this upscale casual place should be a hot spot for quite some time.
On a balmy summer evening in July, Altamed
hosted a themed food and wine event at the beautiful outdoor courtyards of downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station. Altamed
has been delivering quality medical care to the underserved communities of Southern California for more than 40 years. Their fundraising event brought together some of the finest Latino owned restaurants and wineries from the greater LA area as well as elsewhere along the west coast. Guests enjoyed unlimited food and wine in addition to dancing to the music of some talented live acts.
Most people who know me know that cooking is not my strong suit. It's probably the reason I love dining out so much, especially at places (think the French Laundry in Yountville, CA) who serve complicated dishes that there is no way I would ever even consider tackling. One look at Thomas Keller's "The French Laundry Cookbook" was enough to send me running – most of those dishes are incredibly complicated and take hours and hours to prepare!
There’s always something happening in the culinary scene in Los Angeles, from sublime fine dining to food truck fun. [...]
When wine lovers think about Bordeaux the first thought is often “the best wines in the world.” The second thought is quite often “too bad that I can’t afford them.” But there is no need to skip the Bordeaux region because of cost. Not all good Bordeaux wines have crazy prices. Sure a bottle of a great vintage Lafite Rothschild or Château Ausone can cost you a few months’ pay. But keep in mind that there are more than 6000 wineries in the Bordeaux region. And many make excellent wines that can cost as little as $15 or $20.
It was a big night in Southern California on July 11, 2013, as two iconic brands celebrated with fabulous parties.
What’s the best thing to happen in Southern California in May? If you’re a lover of Italian wine and food, then there is nothing better than Vino California, the annual celebration of Italy’s finest. [...]
You know it's a big night in Beverly Hills when balding funnyman Jason Alexander puts on his hair to go out; that's exactly what he did on May 9 as he headed to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to be honored at the 13th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball (http://www.lupusla.org/).