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Hadley Tomicki

  1. Openings
    What To Eat At Petty Cash Taqueria, Open Tonight On BeverlyHow does a gourmet taqueria fit into a town used to paying one to two dollars for their favorite food?
  2. Caffeinated Combat
    Six Local Chefs, Coffee Roasters, And Breweries Collaborate On Brunch at Lot 613Teams like Ladyface Ale Companie and LAMILL Coffee will produce one-off coffee-flavored beers.
  3. Video Feeds
    Watch Roy Choi Tour Chinatown With The HundredsThe chef introduces the street wear brand to the “master of balls” and the almond cookies he grew up on.
  4. Slideshow
    A Look Back at La Grand Parillada, Starring Javier Plascencia, Aquiles Chavez, ASome of Mexico’s biggest culinary talents were in town this weekend to get L.A. pumped for the Hola Mexico film festival.
  5. Empire Building
    P.S. 805 Opening In Thousand Oaks, June 17Corporate chef Phil Kastel is a native of the city and is looking forward to returning back to his roots.
  6. Loco For Locavores
    Tickets Now On Sale For Harry’s Berries’ Annual Farm DinnerThis year, the favored fruit supplier will hold two days of its sell-out food event.
  7. Good To Go
    Bludso’s Open On Memorial DayThe restaurant is offering to-go orders of most of its meats and all of its sides.
  8. TV Land
    Yes, We Have No Bluth BananasOrange County residents take to politics to get Arrested Development’s fruit stand in Newport.
  9. Chef Shuffles
    Bruce Kalman Checks Out Of Churchill, Launches Pickle LineThe chef is launching Bruce’s Prime Pickle Co. while concocting his own pop-up.
  10. Openings
    Federal Bar Grand-Opens In Long BeachThe gastro-pub sits a beautiful 1924 building, with the feel of a sophisticated Scotch bar.
  11. Celebrity Settings
    Stevie Wonder Celebrates Birthday At H.O.M.E.; Denzel Detoxes at M CafeElsewhere, Axl Rose partied with Kelsey Grammar and Vanessa Hudgens at Hakkasan in Vegas.
  12. Closings
    Brian Malarkey Taking Gingham Off The Rack, Bringing Searsucker To L.A.Someone tell all the other Top Chefs to dust off the welcome mat.
  13. Foodievents
    Of Course There’s Going To Be A Bacon Fest, June 16 In Del MarOrganizers are even seeking a couple who wants to get married here.
  14. Look Who's Popping Up
    Fatty Cue’s Robbie Richter Previewing Roadhouse L.A., Next Week In HollywoodDishes include Jamaican jerk cupcake chicken and “Tejas” tempura sausage.
  15. The Name Game
    Stella Rossa Now Also Called Stella BarraJeff Mahin names his old restaurant after his new one.
  16. Video Feed
    Watch Eric Greenspan Sweat It Out In The Innner Sanctum Of JitladaMelting in Hollywood, The Foundry chef describes the “Dynamite Curry” as a “war on my tongue.”
  17. Grub Guide
    Seven Sublime Chef-Driven Taquerias, And Seven More Honorable MentionsSure even Vince Neil has a taco spot these days, but little compares to these chef-engineered examples.
  18. Foodievents
    Shaved Ice, Stinky Tofu, and Ba-Wan At The Taiwanese Heritage Festival, SundayThough there will be lion dances and a beauty contest, you’re really here for the stinky tofu and shaved ice.
  19. Gone Green
    Kroger Converts Unsold Groceries Into Alternative PowerThe grocery giant is salvaging 150 tons of food waste per day.
  20. Let's Do Lunch
    Fishing With Dynamite Now Open Seven Days A Week For LunchPotential lunch break dishes include Albacore tartare and Maryland blue crab cakes.
  21. Lawsuits
    Micky’s Sued In West Hollywood Over Lewd ConductAmong the allegations are a penis ring toss game, public masturbation, and drinking shots out of strippers’ butt cracks.
  22. Crime Scenes
    Japanese Chef Killed in Germany Over Apparent Noodle DisputeGerman police are seeking two suspects who may have committed murder after refusing to pay for their meal.
  23. Coming Soon
    Carson House Replacing Delfini Citta With New American MenusFormer Kip’s chef Johnny Messina plans burgers, sandwiches, fondue, and a changing menu of pizzas.
  24. Foodievents
    What’s New For The Fourth Annual L.A. Street Food Fest, Returning June 29 To TheNew additions include Badmaash, Corazon y Miel, and the return of live music.
  25. Slideshow
    First Look Into Bank of Venice, Opening Tomorrow at NoonChef Jason Freeher is overseeing gussied up comfort food like meatloaf and bangers and mash.
  26. Loco For Locavores
    A Tip Of The Derby Goes To L.A.’s Own Cobb SaladBob Cobb’s invention is credited as a “great microcosm of L.A. history”
  27. Foodievents
    Whole Hog BBQ Hitting The Patio At Ford’s Filling Station, This Memorial DayDishes include beer braised Mattinata sausage and mac and cheese with Fresno chiles and ham hocks.
  28. Imports
    Cardiff Giant Opening Downtown Restaurant With Eleven Madison Park AlumDavid Nayfeld will also cook a collaborative dinner with Michael Voltaggio on June 4.
  29. Imports
    Does Coney Dog’s Sale Really Say Anything About L.A.’s Appetite?Owner Mike Binder thinks Angelenos have no room for a chili dog.
  30. Sam's Club
    SBE Bringing Sin City-Style Pool Party To SLS Hotel On SundayNow there will be even less reason to trek to Vegas to stay with the company.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Kanye West Collides With Nefarious Street Sign At 9021PhoFortunately, only the rapper’s ego was harmed in the making of the video.
  32. School Lunches
    Sorry Teach, LAUSD Won’t Expel Its Free Breakfast ProgramDespite some union support for eliminating the offer, board members see staving off hunger as crucial to children’s education.
  33. The Other Critics
    Besha Rodell Catches Up With Jeremy Fox at Rustic CanyonThe former Ubuntu chef gets three stars for his seasonal selections.
  34. Leftovers
    Boiling Crab Coming To Westwood; Dinner Taking Off At Early Bird In FullertonElsewhere, Thierry Perez closes his French market and cafe L’Epicerie.
  35. Empire Building
    Blu Jam Cafe Opens Saturday In Sherman OaksKamil Majer’s U.S. and Czech-inspired menus will remain the same.
  36. Crime Scenes
    Ventura Man Breaks Into Restaurant…To Cook Dinner37-year-old Lance Conley was detained by employees of Pizza Chief.
  37. Caffeinated Combat
    Is Starbucks Storming Highland Park?And the neighborhood H-words are apoplectic.
  38. Openings
    Bank of Venice Opening Friday In Former Dry Tour SpaceChef Jason Feehrer is focusing on seafood, sustainable comfort food, and a few Mexican adaptations.
  39. Slideshow
    What You Missed At The West Coast BBQ ClassicBarbecue was taken seriously in Long Beach this past weekend. Very seriously.
  40. Openings
    James Republic Soft-Opening In Long BeachChef-owner Dean James Max is making modern coastal California with an abundance of local product.
  41. Openings
    IDG’s Chi-Lin Opens Today Next To RivaBellaThis is for anyone interested in high-priced Chinese nightclub food who can’t wait for Hakkasan to show up.
  42. Taco Town
    Walter Manzke And Tacos Kokopelli Handling Petty CashExpect pig ear nachos, pork ceviche, and cricket tacos at West Hollywood’s collaborative new taqueria.
  43. Guest Stars
    Le Pigeon’s Gabriel Rucker Cooking At Bar Marmont, May 30 and 31The two-time James Beard Award winner’s appearance will begin a new series pairing great U.S. chefs with Carolynn Spence.
  44. Guest Stars
    Micah Wexler Bringing Dead Chefs To Dinner at UmamicatessenMasterchef competitor Sharone Hakman will also offer an exploration of global barbecue at the Downtown restaurant.
  45. Nightlife
    WeHo To Ferry Drunks Across Santa Monica Blvd. In A New ‘Entertainment Bus’The real challenge will be finding a brave driver to put up with Angelenos unwilling to go straight home at last call.
  46. The Chain Gang
    Now Taco Bell Is Testing a Waffle-Wrapped Breakfast TacoLook out, McGriddles!
  47. Chef Shuffles
    David Feau Replaces Remi Lauvand As The New Executive Chef at Le KaOne respected French chef is followed to this Downtown restaurant by another.
  48. Closings
    Zack Walters and Chris Phelps Shutter Storefront Deli In Los FelizOne of the two Salt’s Cure chefs regrets that, “It’s really too bad that our vision could not be executed within the confines of the current business arrangement.”
  49. Closings
    Norm’s Closing 49-Year Old Santa Monica LocationSurely, there are some seniors out there who are inconsolable over the news.
  50. Seafood
    Sea Salt Fish Grill Opening Monday In Santa MonicaFish tacos and grilled filets will bulk up the city’s growing seafood scene.
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