Photos courtesy of Jessica Hlavac Maybe it’s the fact that I’m only 5’1, but I’ve always had a miniature fixation. I’ve even been to a few museums specializing in the subject, and the experience is generally heavenly. Add to that my love of fake food—think plastic sushi displays, fake meat in the freezer at an [...]
When I asked my brother what he was bringing to my party, and he said “beer and jalapeño poppers,” I thought he was joking around. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t like fried jalapeños stuffed with cheese, but I figured he was being ironic in an I’m-bringing-over-Bagel-Bites sort of way.
Hermon is the most elusive neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles. At least in my mind–I’d never even heard of it until I moved nearby. Just southeast of Highland Park, it’s such a quiet, hidden little area with plenty of house-proud, tree-lined streets. One new perk in Hermon is the recently opened Pantry Cafe, which sits [...]
When Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA told me that Oaxaca and Puebla would be battling it out at the 3rd Annual Feria de los Moles, I got pretty excited. A mole showdown? Fat chance I would turn that down. Held at Placita Olvera on one of the hottest days of the year, the mole [...]
The 2nd Annual Beer Float Showdown, hosted by Food GPS, went off at Verdugo Bar this past Sunday. Admittedly, the whole beer-plus-ice-cream concept was a little baffling at first, but I can now say I love beer floats! Simmzy’s Cherry Pie (pictured above), the prettiest of the bunch, was my first float of the evening. It [...]
Cinnamon Crisp from Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton. Welcome to all the new ESFB subscribers, and thanks to Kat Odell from Eater LA for showcasing my GelatoVino post. Here are some of my favorite food articles of the week: E*Star LA pairs beer and cheese in the name of victory. Hollywood’s Pure Luck has pickle [...]
I just found out that Monday was National Taco Day, so I figured better late than never. I first heard about Tacomiendo on a The Great Taco Hunt’s top 10 Westside tacos list and was intrigued. We’re privy to some pretty outstanding tacos on this side of town, so most of my forages on the [...]
The sad fact is that you can’t get a scoop of Thrifty ice cream from Rite Aid at 11pm. I was lamenting this reality while leaving the Belle and Sebastian show at the Palladium on Sunday night when Josh said, “I know a place!” He then lead me to GelatoVino, the latest entry in George [...]