A Legacy of Versatility: Pairing Provençal Rosé Wines with Diverse Local Flavors, pt. 3

Chef/Owner Alex Seidel of Mercantile Dining & Provision in Denver, Colorado

Written by: Lisa M. Airey

To celebrate and display the diversity of the rosé from Provence, The Clever Root challenged four superstar chefs from across the country to develop signature dishes to pair with these pink sippers. From Cajun cooking in New Orleans, to celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, these chefs pushed their palates and pairing abilities to […]

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Dish Breakdown: The Stalking Horse’s Vegan Fish and Chips

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

The term “English food” might conjure thoughts of bangers and mash, a full English breakfast complete with blood sausages, or steak n’ kidney pies—hardly the stuff of a vegetarian’s paradise. However, The Stalking Horse, a newly-opened English pub in West Los Angeles, is breaking the stereotype of the country’s meat-heavy fare and revisiting the classics […]

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From the Ranch to the Range

Meat On Ocean Masters the Art of Steak

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

The strip of Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California, where Meat On Ocean is located faces the water, with a stunning view to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. For any meat lover, though, it’s what’s inside the restaurant that will capture your attention. From the same owners as Water Grill down the […]

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Coastal Dining

FIG is in Season Year-Round at the Fairmont Miramar

Written by: Becky Tsadik

“I was covered in flour as a kid,” says Yousef Ghalaini, Executive Chef at FIG Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The Lebanese chef would run around his grandparent’s home, situated above their family bakery. That experience was the inspiration for his unique charred “bread balloon,” an oversized pillow of […]

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A Perfect Pairing For the Summer

Guacamole and Chardonnay

Written by: Brian Talley

The coastal San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County region is unique as a place that grows both world-class Chardonnay and avocados—a match made in heaven. Of all the produce we grow at Talley Farms, avocados may be the crop I like most, and I consider guacamole to be the best possible expression of the […]

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The Summer of Sungrown

Emerald Exchange Returns for its Fourth Installment in August

Written by: Tracy Pretlow

At its inception, the goal of the Emerald Exchange was to bring Northern California-grown cannabis to Southern California, creating access to the cannabis marketplace and a platform for the exchange of products, ideas and opportunities including art, music and food in an “elevated, sustainable, organic and conscious” approach, says Jessica Cure, Emerald Exchange Event Producer […]

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Getting Lucky(Rice) in the City of Angels

Written by: Becky Tsadik

In advance of this weekend’s LuckyRice L.A. Feast at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, the kick-off event of a multi-city tour, we look back to last year’s extravaganza, a spread of dozens of the city’s best Asian cuisine and cocktails. While last year’s major spirits partner was Bombay Sapphire Gin, in its eighth year, […]

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Dish Breakdown: Winsome’s Baked Japan

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

After finally locating Winsome, a cozy restaurant nestled in the bottom floor of the Elysian building in Echo Park, I was charmed not only by the sun-lit space and watercolor wallpaper but by the wide-ranging small-plate–focused menu. Crispy tofu with marinated peppers, Thai basil and puffed wheatberries won me over despite my dislike of tofu, […]

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Dish Breakdown: The Flats’ Charcuterie Board

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good charcuterie board. But when it’s always prosciutto and salami and liver pâté, the dish can get a little tired. So imagine my surprise when I dined at The Flats in Beverly Hills the other week, ordered a charcuterie board and was presented with a board featuring meats […]

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