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Mexican Food Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chefs Share Recent Inspiration

Since so few Los Angeles menus are fixed, I checked in with 10 local chefs to see what’s been motivating them, asking a single question: What’s the most recent dish you created for the...
Food Event Los Angeles

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2013 Shows Big Culinary Love for Charity

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade returned to Culver City on September 28. Suzanne Goin (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern), chef/husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) and business partner Caroline Styne welcomed more than two-dozen nationally renowned chefs...
Fathers Day Los Angeles

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. & Food GPS Present Father’s Day CollaBREWtive Brunch in Downtown Los Angeles

On June 16, Firestone Walker Brewing Company & Food GPS present a special Father’s Day “CollaBREWtive” Brunch featuring 6 stations showcasing brewery and coffee roaster duos, plus several of L.A.’s most talented chefs helming...
Italian Chefs Los Angeles

Valentino 40th Anniversary Dinner Recap

Sicily native Piero Selvaggio, a man known for his consummate hospitality, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his landmark Italian restaurant, Valentino, on November 14. He included colleagues old and new in the blowout 40-dish...
Meatballs Los Angeles

Sotto Grilled Pork Meatballs (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Ever since Sotto opened last March, the southern Italian restaurant from chefs Steve Samson, Zach Pollack and restaurateur Bill Chait, has become one of my favorites. They even participated in the Food GPS Lamb...
Food Competition Los Angeles

Food GPS Lamb Showdown: The Video

On February 20, a group of diners, each armed with a vote, packed Guelaguetza for the inaugural Food GPS Lamb Showdown, which pitted Zach Pollack & Steve Samson, the chefs and co-owners of Sotto,...