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Handsome Coffee Roasters: Los Angeles

Handsome Coffee Roasters: Los Angeles

Hey good lookin’… Maybe you’ve seen me around? Yeah…I’m pretty into you. {swoon} I’ve been lucky enough to have Handsome Coffee Roasters in my life for a bit now. I live in a neighborhood where coffee culture has a strong, passionate, caffeine pounding heart and was first introduced at one of my favorite little spots...
Lunch Break: ATX Kitchen, Atwater Village CA

Lunch Break: ATX Kitchen, Atwater Village CA

I want to introduce you to someone special. Please say hello to my dear Atwater Crossing Kitchen. I also want to warn you that I’m crushing mad style on this new friend of mine. I’ve had my eye on this place since it opened a few months back, but being the coy little lunch spot...
LA I LOVE YOU: Taste of The Eastside

LA I LOVE YOU: Taste of The Eastside

Dearest Los Angeles, Listen up! Let’s not be shy, I no longer want to keep my feelings in the dark. I’m ready to come out and share how I really feel…I love you!! No really, it’s true. You are beautiful and delicious. You are much more intelligent than your rumored skanky reputation which has been...
Putting The Hero In Hero: Paul Reiser Gets His Own Sandwich

Putting The Hero In Hero: Paul Reiser Gets His Own Sandwich

There are few people who will achieve the highest known accomplishments in their lifetime. A handful will walk on the moon. Some faces will appear on currency. Others… will have a sandwich named after them. In my opinion, being dubbed any sort of food item sounds like the ultimate victory. It seems this sentiment is...
Top 5'Oclocktails: Los Angeles

Top 5′Oclocktails: Los Angeles

Whether you’re running errands, hugging friends or just getting the last bits of work done…there comes a time during the weekend when everyone needs a break. Forget happy hour, this is a much needed “my feets are tired” or “just need a rest’tail“… No really, I need a time-out please. Fear not, for no matter...
Spaces and Places: Intelligentsia

Spaces and Places: Intelligentsia

What started as a coffee phenomenon here on Los Angeles’ east side, recently turned into something much more aromatic. With coffee-only locations already in Silver Lake and Venice (as well as the original 3 locations in Chicago), Intelligentsia has opened a Pasadena Cafe featuring a daily eats menu curated by Heirloom LA and a hand...
Food Crush: Grill 'Em All

Food Crush: Grill ‘Em All

I’ve had a crush on these guys for a while. Heard about them cruising around Los Angeles and never got to take a bite – next thing you know, they are on TV…daaang kids! Luckily today while running around town I caught glimpse of their magical beast of a truck and we dove in (The...
Food Crush: Test Kitchen LA

Food Crush: Test Kitchen LA

Have you ever wished there was a restaurant with guest chefs on permanent rotation? I did. Years ago I bounced around the idea of a kitchen lab with friends where chefs from around the world would spend an evening or two showcasing their specialties. They said it would never work.  No one buys “tickets” to...
Weekend Bites

Weekend Bites

  Veggie Lasagna ”cupcake” – Heirloom LA x Intelligentsia Trying to Track down NomNom Truck – came across the Bauer Ceramics Warehouse sale. Next event in December. Attended the Pop-Up-Pickle Shop for a quick Pickling seminar hosted by Chicks With Knives. Scored some treats: Pickled Summer Squash, Beets & Cauliflower.
Angèle: Napa

Angèle: Napa

  Unfortunately, Angèle, you were the following act to Ubuntu. Which is a very hard act to follow. That being said, you were a might tasty meal. Fine fresh French cuisine, lovely outdoor seating on the river, all around enjoyable. Without beating around the bush I just have three things to say: (1) Mr. Suckling...
The Lazy Ox Canteen

The Lazy Ox Canteen

Unmarked and on a quiet street just off downtown’s Little Tokyo hub, The Lazy Ox Canteen is hiding some serious goodness behind their wooden door. On a whim and with hopes that the rain would prevent a long wait, we were able to snag a corner seat at the bar. Greeted with an impressive wine...
The Must

The Must

Located downtown on a very quiet block (thinking I was on the wrong street, literally Google mapped the address while standing two feet from the entrance), The Must is the newest addition to the LA wine bar scene. Not only is their rotation of VHS movies playing above the bar note worthy, so is their...