Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 9:06 am
Full Disclosure: At some point I may have eaten some foie gras; fattened goose liver thought by folks who like that sort of thing to be a delicacy. I know I’ve been in rooms where such items were presented, but I can’t testify as to whether I liked foie gras or not. I know as a kid I used to love a liverwurst sandwich with lettuce on rye bread, although we specifically ate the version known as Braunschweiger. I know, I know: This stuff right here is fascinating, but hang on.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:59 am
Ever thought about juice cleansing for that extra boost whether the goal be weight loss, a detox, or just starting a healthier lifestyle?
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:58 am
Chefs at French restaurants in the Southland and around the state today celebrated a federal court ruling that overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras, but animal rights activists were livid.
Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:28 am
Have a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) is here to help with the return of its annual Eat Well Week that begins this weekend.
Posted Dec. 29, 2015, 9:09 am
The Florida State football team is scheduled to participate in the Beef Bowl today at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, one day after its opponent in Thursday's 101st Rose Bowl Game, Oregon.
Posted Dec. 28, 2014, 9:03 am
The Oregon football team is scheduled to participate in the Beef Bowl today at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, one day before its opponent in Thursday's 101st Rose Bowl Game, Florida State.
Posted Dec. 26, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica Place has confirmed that The Cheesecake Factory is coming to its shopping mall next year.
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 10:31 am
Barbara Bishop chats with bartender Tavis Chavez about the most popular drinks for the Holidays including the "Eye of the Tiger."
Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 9:30 am
With the SoCal winter weather remaining at usual moderate temperatures, an ice cream run is never out of the question. Thankfully, some mouthwatering ice cold desserts are camouflaging to the essence of the holiday season at Sweet Rose Creamery this month, with a variety of special December flavors are available at the local gourmet ice cream shop.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am
Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:13 am
With eight unique dining experiences on its 102-acre estate ranging from formal dining restaurants with sweeping ocean views to cute cafes, Terranea Resort executive chef Bernard Ibarra leads a busy work life heading up a culinary team of more than 100 chefs.
Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:28 am
Fast-food workers and their supporters will stage rallies in Los Angeles and across the country today in a continuing campaign for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize.
Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 2:28 pm
The Mirror's Barbara Bishop stops by The Duck Blind liquor store in Santa Monica and chats with owner Maurice Shevah about the best wines for turkey. The talk about everything including sparkling, red, white, and dessert wines and what you should buy this Thanksgiving.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:17 am
Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica starts the holidays off in the spirit of the season with a fundraiser feast set for Sunday, Dec. 7 to benefit Miracles for Kids Foundation.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:16 am
The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant have pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010.
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:39 am
New superfood fast casual restaurant Kye’s celebrated its grand opening on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica on Wednesday with its eclectic and flavorful culinary combination of Western and Eastern flavors.
Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:25 am
Halloween isn't just for kids, here's some fun ways to eat pumpkins and squash. Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop stopped by Locanda del Lago to try their Kabocha Squash Soup.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Italian-restaurant Locanda del Lago on the Third Street Promenade continues its monthly series called “Morso della Bestia,” which translates to “Bite of the Beast,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 featuring an all-natural Muscovy duck menu.
Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:47 am
A J.R. Ewing Bourbon launch party at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica on Wednesday, Oct. 1 was a great success.
Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:16 am
Ever realized that the quintessential American pie comes in an abundance of sweet flavors but is lacking in the savory category? Luckily, the Australians are among those who seem to have had pies properly figured out for centuries. With the Aussie Pie Kitchen’s soft opening this past week on Main St., locals are bound to become acquainted with the Aussie pie.
Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:37 am
A modern tavern called The Independence is set to open in late November at 205 Broadway (formerly Buddah’s Belly) in the heart of Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:32 am
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has announced the appointment of Jason Prendergast as Executive Chef. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Prendergast oversees all culinary operations at the hotel, including Ocean & Vine, Blue Streak, Papillon Lounge, and the Fireside Lounge.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 8:07 am
Hotel Shangri-la in Santa Monica has announced the appointment of Kareem Shaw as executive chef. He will oversee culinary direction for The Dining Room, Suite 700, as well as hotel catering and private events.
Posted Sep. 22, 2014, 5:18 am
For Holy Cow founder Rob Serritella, the opening earlier this month of his new BBQ restaurant opposite the Brentwood Country Mart is the result of a love affair with slow cooked meats that dates back to his teenage years.
Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:18 am
Carvery Kitchen, an eatery that delves into the art of the deli through a versatility of sandwiches, salads, wraps, and side dishes, recently opened its doors in Santa Monica at 3101 Ocean Park Boulevard.