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Plan Check coming to Santa Monica, Scratch Bar opens in Encino, Charcoal now open in Venice

The L.A. restaurant scene isn't slowing down. If you're trying to keep up, here are some new and notable happenings.  Plan Check, the burger-centric restaurant with locations on Sawtelle Boulevard, Fairfax Avenue and in downtown L.A., is opening a location in Santa Monica. Owner Terry Heller made...

In the Kitchen: Holiday gift ideas and tips

Now that we've officially hit December, Thanksgiving must seem like a distant memory. For many of us, this week may feel like the calm before the storm, what with holiday parties, gift exchanges and even more dinners to be had before the month's end. That said, it's never too soon to start planning....

Gift idea: This beautiful Japanese pot steams, stews and stands in for a fridge

One of the brightest cookbooks of the season is “Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking” by Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton. Moore, an Echo Park resident, is also an importer of traditional ceramics from Iga, in Japan’s Mie prefecture, where the making of ceramics can be documented...

Want to join an L.A. craft beer guild? Here's how

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, a nonprofit created to foster craft beer in Los Angeles County, has just introduced a Consumer Enthusiast membership program. What does that mean for craft beer lovers? Well, the new program offers early access and discounts to events such as the L.A. Beer...

Starbucks recalls holiday turkey sandwiches linked to Costco E. coli outbreak

If you're a fan of Starbucks holiday turkey panini — those sandwiches that come on warm ciabatta bread with cranberry cornbread stuffing and turkey gravy — you're out of luck. The Seattle-based coffee giant has recalled the sandwiches from more than 1,000 stores after discovering they were made...

There's a Baby Blues BBQ in downtown L.A., with cocktails

If you've walked anywhere near the corner of Hill and 2nd streets in downtown Los Angeles recently, you may have noticed the complex and unmistakable aroma of barbecue. That's because an outlet of Baby Blues BBQ restaurant, which has locations in Venice Beach, West Hollywood, San Francisco and...

Holiday cookie recipe: Oatmeal cookies with coconut toffee

It's hard not to fall for the oatmeal cookies at Sycamore Kitchen. Especially a cookie topped with coconut toffee, created by pastry chef extraordinaire Karen Hatfield. Though these cookies are big on size and flavor, don't be deceived. They will disappear quickly. So go ahead and plan to make...

Black Friday deals: $5 pizza, E.P. & L.P. Chinese dinner, extra Trois Mec tickets

If you're planning to shop on Black Friday, you'll need proper fuel. The following are food and drink deals to keep you fed and hydrated on the nuttiest shopping day of the year. Because what are a few hours of insufferable crowds and lines at the Grove if you're happy and full on some excellent...

How to keep your Thanksgiving guests caffeinated

On Thursday morning, before you preheat the oven, before you clear the table to make room for the gravy and the squash and the fried rice and the so on, likely you'll make a cup of coffee. Or should, anyway. It's also not a bad idea to have coffee on hand to offer to friends and family who prefer...

Men eat more pizza when trying to impress women, study suggests

Of all of the ways men try to impress the ladies, from big wallets to big muscles, here is one that has finally been quantified by science. In a woman’s presence, men eat 93% more pizza, according to researchers at Cornell University. And props to you profs who came up with this study, and secured...

13 wines for the holiday table at $25 or under

Before the shopping frenzy begins in earnest, now is the time to lay in a stash of wine for the holidays. No plonk allowed. This is the time to bring out some interesting bottles that everyone from novice to wine aficionado will appreciate. They don’t have to be ruinously expensive, though. We've...

The ultimate holiday pie survival guide

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without pie. Whether you prefer pumpkin, pecan, apple, lemon meringue or even mincemeat - pie is the classic way to end your holiday meal. And while you can find a number of great store-bought pies, there's nothing like homemade. We've compiled a list of 52 of our...

Egg Slut to open at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas

Egg Slut, the truck-turned-food-stand at Grand Central Market, will open a location at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas some time next year. Known for its loaded egg sandwiches, the stand routinely has the longest line at the market.  Cosmopolitan CEO Bill McBeath came to Los Angeles to stand...

Guy flips out over Patti LaBelle's Wal-Mart pie on YouTube. And now they're $60 each on EBay.

Some people do a happy dance when they eat pie. Singer James Wright posts a video of himself on YouTube wearing a bedazzling hat, channeling Patti LaBelle and doing a little dance while eating pie — and racks up more than 2.2 million views.  In a recent video, Wright samples and reviews a Patti...

This new chile vodka claims to be the hottest in the world

"Do not drink as a shot under any circumstances." These are the words written on packages of the Hot Enough Vodka Co.'s new bottles of 500,000 Scovilles Naga Chile vodka. You're also instructed to use extreme caution.  Made with Naga jolokia chiles, also known as ghost chiles and bhut jolokias,...

Love dosas? Chennai Dosa Corner in Artesia makes dozens of the southern Indian crepes

The names on the menu at Chennai Dosa Corner -- Madras, Mysore, Andhra Pradesh -- read like a travel itinerary to southern India’s states. But the tiny 4-month-old restaurant sits on the restaurant-jammed stretch of Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia called Little India. And it serves dozens of different...

$1-billion Ballast Point deal continues heady year for beer industry mergers

Constellation Brands, the third-largest beer company in the U.S., with Corona, Modelo and Pacifico in its portfolio, has purchased San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits for $1 billion. The sale of the craft brewery is the latest deal in the torrent of mergers and acquisitions that have...

Christopher Kimball out at America's Test Kitchen

Christopher Kimball, whose slightly geeky, bespectacled and bow-tied presence personified Cook’s Illustrated magazine and its "America’s Test Kitchen" television show, is out at the company he helped found. Boston Common Press announced the move in an email to its employees and Kimball confirmed...

Like free food? Where to get free bibimbap and kale burgers

if you're on a budget, free food tastes better. Here are two restaurants celebrating new locations with freebies. Enjoy.  Bibigo, the Korean fast-casual restaurant that once had a food truck tour with Korean pop sensation Psy (the guy who brought you "Gangnam Style"), is opening a new location...

Four coffee beers to pair with your holiday pie

Whether you think apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie or cherry pie is king, it’s tough to deny that coffee is queen when looking for a beverage to serve with a slice. But, modern craft brewers are making a play for pie’s preferred pairing with combinations of coffee and beer that add alcohol, carbonation...

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