Month: March 2016

  • April 2016 Food Events

    Another month, another series of food events!

  • COCHON555 2016

    COCHON555 2016

    COCHON555 took place on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.  The five competing chefs this year were Bruce Kalman (Union/Knead), defending champ Walter Manzke (Republique/Petty Cash Taqueria), Jason Neroni (The Rose Cafe), Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), and Brooke Williamson (The Tripel/Hudson House/Playa Provisions).  Each chef had to prepare 6 dishes using a […]

  • All-Star Chef Classic 2016: Global Grand Tasting

    All-Star Chef Classic 2016: Global Grand Tasting

    This year, All-Star Chef Classic took place from March 9-12, 2016, at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, same as the past two years.  With four Master Dinner Series themed dinners that took place its trademarked Restaurant Stadium, two Strolling Events, and a Kids Cooking Class, All-Star Chef Classic was quite an epic series of […]

  • Beer Belly

    Beer Belly

    There’s something refreshingly contradictory about a restaurant that serves unhealthy food made with care and quality ingredients.  Beer Belly is one such paradox.  The menu is unabashedly heavy on the deep fried, melted cheese, and quack, quack, quack!  My family and I headed down to Koreatown in January to break our healthy eating new year’s […]

  • PPLA Food Fare 2016

    PPLA Food Fare 2016

    The 37th annual PPLA Food Fare took place on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.  What started off as a cooking demonstration by Julia Child in 1979 has grown into a huge fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which is celebrating its 50th year of providing health services to the […]