Los Angeles Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in LA and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

LA's 'Cafe Gratitude' and Other Restaurants Offering Steep Meatless Monday Deals

Meatless Monday deals and offerings across the country show no signs of slowing. From the rollout of meatless options, like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, at national fast food and fast casual...

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Commercial salmon season opens today, May 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

The season opener starts today, May 1, in the area from Pigeon Point near Pescadero to the Mexico border. Then the area to the north from Point Arena in Mendocino County to Pigeon Point opens May 6.

Grocery Outlet - April 2020

by sweethooch 2 months ago

Time for a new Grocey Outlet thread! What interesting things have you seen? Sunnyvale April 3: Toilet paper! Jubilee brand 12 double rolls 2-ply $4.99 Bleach Tomato plants 4" pots San Marza...

Calif has its own food ecosystem

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

"There's plenty of protein," said David Dewey, president of the California Association of Meat Processors. "You just have to look for it in different places." As I was reading this article, Ruth...

Southern California Supermarkets Rocked by COVID-19 Outbreaks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

" . . . Ralph's spokesman John Votava told NBC4 that there are numerous stores in the chain with employees who have tested positive. When asked how many stores, he said it was "in the double digits...

California will pay restaurants to prepare and deliver meals to seniors

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

“ . . . 'We are really addressing three problems at the same time in a very meaningful way,' Newsom said. 'This partnership can also support local government because the sales tax can generate reve...

Long Beach Beer Lab for challah and baking supplies (and beer!)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

Long Beach Beer Lab has pivoted from gastropub to seller of sundries. In addition to beer and pizza, it's offering eggs, milk, flour, yeast, bread, etc. for pick up or delivery via postmates. http...

California Olive Oils

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

The California State Fair & Food Festival, a 166-year tradition, has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. To help support the agricultural companies that normally enter the competition, the fai...

CalFresh EBT for online grocery purchases

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

CalFresh benefits can be used to purchase groceries online for delivery starting Tuesday April 28. Because this was in response to the Covid-19 emergency and the need for vulnerable populations to ...

Where to double CalFresh buying power

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 29 days ago

In California the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is called CalFresh. CalFresh recipients can stretch their buying power by purchasing Califo...

Santo Pietro's in Studio City circa 1990

by ckpsjp 5 years ago

Does anyone remember Santo Pietro's original(?) location on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City near MTM studios? Their Chinese Chicken Salad was the best (and first) I ever had and their garlic rolls we...

Thoughts on recipe creation?

by georgeeric999 1 month ago

I'm trying to incorporate traditional Chinese plant-proteins into European and Latin cuisines. Not as a substitute, but rather to build new dishes specifically around these foods. Anyone have exper...

See's Candies suspending production

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

For only the second time in history, See's Candies has suspended production and shipping temporarily. The other stoppage was for World War II. https://www.sees.com/

See's Candies resumes production and reopens stores slowly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

In time for Mother's Day, See's Candies started up production again with a reduced crew after a history-making closure due to the Covid-19 crisis. https://www.chowhound.com/post/sees-candies-suspe...

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

by jms_5150 14 years ago

Savor the Flava. i've come close to mastering this sauce at home, but mine taste more like El Taurino aka hoover taco- sauce. can anyone taste a hint of curry or tumeric? what's in their sauce t...

Weby's Bakery

by FormulaFC 15 years ago

Does anyone know if the former baker for Weby's in Studio City is working in another bakery in the area?

Free organic veggies for delivery to Long Beach seniors

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" ***Alert!! Seniors 65 & Older! ***Free*** Veggies From an Organic Garden Delivered for FREE! Hello!! ***Calling all seniors 65 & older*** There is a major surplus of veggies from a local ga...

Save a Seed by Carli Piccirillo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

From Food for Thought Ojai: " . . . Piccirillo’s passion for seeds resulted in a beautiful book she authored for elementary-school students explaining the how and why of seed saving, accompanied b...

LA Health Dept. Shuts Down Restaurant for Selling Items Without a Grocery Permit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . The issue, it seems, has less to do with the sale of a few rolls of toilet paper and more to do with crowding inside the restaurant’s converted dining area, so Kronfli says ownership is con...

Daniel's Western Meat Packers open to the public

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Wholesale butcher, Daniel's Western Meat Packers, normally sells to restaurants and food service operations. During the Covid-19 crisis, it is opening its doors to the public. The list of goods ava...

Rehearsal Dinner Location - Los Angeles - BBQ Restaurant

by mowglibear 2 months ago

Hi! I'm trying to find a BBQ restaurant that can host ~60 people for a Rehearsal Dinner / Lunch in Los Angeles. Ideally we are looking to spend $10-16 PP for food only. We would want to have beer/w...