Tag Archive: foodie alert

Test Kitchen: Kris Tominaga & Phillip Pretty

Recently I attended a dinner at Joe’s in Venice and learned their new chef de cuisine, Kris Tominaga, was going to be at Test Kitchen along with Phillip Pretty of the London in… Continue reading

Pie Pie Pie: simplethings opening soon

Last Friday, I was invited to check out simplethings, a new sandwich and pie shop opening soon on West 3rd Street, not too far from the Beverly Center. I walked into the cleanly… Continue reading

Mani’s on Maple: the Happiest Hour

Around happy hour, I’m usually in Downtown Los Angeles where there are many enjoyable happy hour joints. However, I was invited to Beverly Hills last week to check out Mani’s on Maple and… Continue reading

The Secret Table: New Supper Club

The Secret Ingredients catering company launched a new supper club called the Secret Table Halloween weekend. Owned by sisters Lisa and Michelle Fielding, the new supper club plans to stick to classic European… Continue reading

dineLA: First & Hope

I found myself back at First & Hope twice in the same week. First I was there for happy hour before going to Il Postino at LA Opera (which was quite good). Then… Continue reading

Porchetta Hunt: Feast of San Gennaro at Dominick’s & Little Dom’s

This week Dominick’s and Little Dom’s is celebrating the Feast of San Gennaro with a special street food menu. Available until Sunday, both restaurants will offer 10 items including the pictured rice ball.… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: Sous Chefs Team

Tuesday night was my fifth time at Test Kitchen. Earlier in the evening, I attended a lecture featuring four celebrity chefs including Ludo. By sheer coincidence, I was going for the Sous Chefs… Continue reading

Test Kitchen Meets Starry Kitchen

Last night, Starry Kitchen invaded Test Kitchen. Thi Tran was the first woman chef to take on the concept of Test Kitchen. Thi and Nguyen Tran own Starry Kitchen in Downtown Los Angeles… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: TiGeorges

I’ve said I knew who I was before but occasionally I think about the past. Right now I’m re-reading On Gold Mountain by Lisa See. I just finished her book, Shanghai Girls. Both… Continue reading

From the Mouths of Wolves

scallop. broccoli. kumquat. chervil. I first ran across Craig Thornton of  Wolvesmouth when I read his post sometime in February about reflective cooking. I remember thinking how beautiful the post was. Not a… Continue reading