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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer

Beer dinners Kings Row Gastropub, Pasadena, California Since opening as the first true gastropub in Pasadena, Kings Row Gastropub has aggressively presented culinary events such as whole hog roasts (or whatever flora and fauna fit in their custom-made Caja China).  … Continue reading

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Soba Damn Good

Common Grains Soba Pop-Up Soba-Ya, Torrance CA Growing up in an Italian household indoctrinated me into the diverse world of pasta from anellini to ziti; however, my experience with Asian pasta has been largely limited to lo mein and Korean … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Vino

Ombra Ristorante Studio City (Los Angeles), California Chef Michael Young has transformed the former Bollywood Cafe in Century City into a modern, formal but friendly classic Italian restaurant featuring the cuisine he perfected cutting his teeth at Il Grano, Valentino, … Continue reading

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Little Bit O’ Soul

Ernie’s Restaurtant Charleston, South Carolina One of the areas lacking in my culinary repertoire is soul food – I have only on occasion enjoyed the basic, hearty, home-cooked food that truly makes you feel good. Soul food for me is … Continue reading

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Überrito

Feijoada burrito Ta Bom, Los Angeles County Albert Einstein… Alexander Graham Bell… Thomas Edison… Leonardo Da Vinci… geniuses, right? Wrong. Lucky idiots, the whole lot of them. Time/space theorem, the telephone, audio recording, helicopters, hell – my nephew in 4th … Continue reading

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