Month: January 2016

  • Tar & Roses Returns

    Tar & Roses Returns

    Santa Monica’s Tar & Roses is back!  A half-year after closing due to a fire, T&R (for short) has finally reopened, with nary a visible change in sight.  The food should be familiar to anyone who’s dined at the restaurant in the past, with bacon popped corn, oxtail dumplings, and wood roasted English peas all […]

  • Los Angeles Magazine Best New Restaurant 2016 Celebration

    Los Angeles Magazine held its third annual Best New Restaurants celebration on Wednesday, January 20 at 440 Seaton in the Arts District.  While “2016” was attached to the event’s name, since that’s when it took place, the idea was to honor the best restaurants that opened in the past year, and a bit—honorees Le Comptoir, […]

  • 2016 Food Festivals in January & February

    In 2015, I attended around 20 food festivals and events, including one epic weekend during which I hit five different food festivals:  Taste of Mexico, Off the Hook, Brunch at the Races, The Food Event, and EastSide Food Fest.  While it was a lot of fun, and I’m glad I attempted and accomplished it (if […]