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Pasta Los Angeles

Top dineL.A. Lunch + Dinner Picks for Summer 2019

dineL.A. returns from July 12 – 26, featuring over 400 high-value, prix fixe options for lunch and dinner. Read my recommendations for 10 lunches and 15 dinners, not including Hall of Fame choices like...
Middle Eastern Food Los Angeles

Grilled Dishes Worth Seeking at Los Angeles Restaurants

Summer calls for grilling, gathering with family and friends while the kids take cannonballs in the pool or just running under the sun, playing ball in the park. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and steak...
Farm Ventura County

Apricot Lane Farms Takes Regenerative Approach to Growth in Moorpark

Some farms are simply more inspiring. Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark is one such place. To explain why, proprietors John Chester and wife Molly recently hosted a group tour in advance of “The Biggest...
Food Charity Los Angeles

Food Forward Produce Pit Stop Increases Fight Against Hunger and Waste

When I last checked in on Food Forward, the organization was collecting 165,000 pounds of produce per week and feeding 1 million people per year. The non-profit started by organizing backyard fruit picks and...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
Beach Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine and produce growing regions. The city has roots with Native Americans...