LA's Filipino love
Saveur talks to a number of primo Filipino chefs around Los Angeles, honing in on some of the city's best spots like RiceBar and Unit 120. For anyone who's interested in the continued rise of the cuisine, this is a must read.
Gordon Ramsay talks about Los Angeles
Celeb chef and shouting villain Gordon Ramsay has lots of lovely things to say (in a rather neutral tone, actually) about Los Angeles in this interview with SoCal Pulse. He even gets a little sentimental talking about spending time at the beach with his kids.
Pine & Crane's pop-up party
A pop-up called Pelican is taking over Pine & Crane on August 30, with plans to bring some really fun modern Taiwanese flavors to the Silver Lake spot. Tickets run $58 per person and include beer.
BatterFish is back, baby
Witness the return of BatterFish, formerly an Encino stop-off doing the city’s best fish & chips and now a mobile operation cooking up (mostly) for the Westside. The truck is just getting rolling now with stops often along Ocean Avenue, plus Brouwerij West in San Pedro and beyond.
Being a bad-ass pasta maker
Locale Magazine talks with Elizabeth McCoy of Downtown's Miro about her expertise in the pasta-making world. There are some rad photos to go along with the conversation too, so check it out.
Isa Fabro's coming out party
Longtime pastry chef Isa Fabro is picking up steam thanks to Alvin Cailan and the Unit 120 crew. Fabro has been doing a number of different pop-ups, some sweet and some savory, from the Amboy walk-up window at Far East Plaza, and now StarChefs has taken notice with a fun photo essay on Fabro's awesome dishes, including those amazing Detroit-style pizzas.
Queen Mary's new speakeasy
The docked Queen Mary in Long Beach is getting a nice little spruce-up, thanks to some big private investment. Among the plans for the ship? Converted hotel rooms and a big speakeasy and event venue in the basement.
Peek inside The Strand House
Here's a clean look at The Strand House in Manhattan Beach, a local hotspot that sits with some pretty strong ocean views. It's more than just a pretty destination though — the food happens to be spectacular.