Tag Archives: Los Angeles

L.A. Health Officials Are Investigating an Outbreak at Another Chipotle

Source: Grub Street NY

Officials in Los Angeles say a foodborne-illness outbreak may have struck one of their Chipotles. Business Insider reported a few hours ago that the L.A. Health Department’s Acute Communicable Disease Control unit is investigating reports of sick customers who ate at the chain’s location at 4550 West Pico Boulevard. …

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Jenna Wortham Doesn’t Regret Paying $5 for a Giant Kit Kat

Source: Grub Street NY

Jenna Wortham is one of the country’s most insightful and engaging writers. She’s written for every publication from Wired to the Awl to Vogue to The New York Times Magazine, where she’s a staff writer and co-host of the podcast Still Processing with Wesley Morris. While Wortham often covers …

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Taco Bell Has Its Own Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

The company that began as a tiny SoCal taco stand with the slogan “Ding Dong! Tacos!” has come a long way. The world’s biggest Tex-Mex-ish chain now marries people, sells French fries, and — at a brand-new Cantina location in Orange County’s Newport Beach — has started …

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Moby Wants L.A.’s Shelter Dogs to Give Up Meat

Source: Grub Street NY

Los Angeles’s shelter dogs could soon be eating plants for dinner if an animal-rights group, which oddly enough includes Moby and lawyer Lisa Bloom, get its way. With the help of an L.A. Animal Services commissioner, they’ve proposed making the shelter system America’s first that would feed canines an …

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5 More Women Come Forward to Accuse Batali of Sexual Harassment

Source: Grub Street NY

One day after Eater reported four women’s allegations of sexual harassment by Mario Batali, more have come forward with accusations against the celebrity chef. Batali also appeared in a detailed, explosive report by the New York Times about sexual harassment and abuse by restaurateur Ken Friedman, and was …

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Chefs Are Lining Up to Help José Andrés Feed Displaced California Wildfire Victims

Source: Grub Street NY

Hunger-relief machine José Andrés announced yesterday that, oh by the way, he’s also now feeding people displaced by Southern California’s wildfires. In the last 48 or so hours, he’s helped assemble a team he says will serve 2,000 meals a day. The fires began this week and have

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Listeria Outbreak Forces American Airlines to Cancel Food Service on Some Flights

Source: Grub Street NY

American Airlines has stopped serving food to passengers on Los Angeles flights after listeria turned up in its caterer’s kitchen. “Out of an abundance of caution,” and probably to ensure that passengers’ worst food complaints involve the blandness of Biscoff cookies, the company says it’s suspended catering from its …

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Jessica Biel’s ‘SoHo House for Kids’ Accused of Stealing $430,000 in Tips

Source: Grub Street NY

Workers at Au Fudge — Jessica Biel’s kid-friendly West Hollywood restaurant where elites can park children in front of food while they go enjoy a $14 “MILF” cocktail — are suing the restaurant for a variety of labor violations, the worst of which is allegedly $430,000 worth …

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Delivery Guy Leaves Note Threatening to Rob Customer Who Didn’t Tip

Source: Grub Street NY

If the biggest problem with your next pizza order is that the pie has become a mangled wad of cheese and pepperoni in one corner of the box, maybe consider yourself lucky? Los Angeles resident Lauren Ledford says she ordered a pizza last week off the Postmates app, but accidentally …

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Eric Wareheim Wants His Chicken Double-Fried

Source: Grub Street NY

Long before Eric Wareheim had a scene-stealing role on Master of None, he performed comedy with Tim Heidecker, and this month, they kick off the Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour (and in September, their horror show Bedtime Stories premieres on Adult Swim). Wareheim, like his fellow Master of …

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Trump’s Immigration Policies Convinced L.A. to Legalize Sidewalk Food Vendors

Source: Grub Street NY

Food vendors will soon be able to lawfully sell shaved ice and elotes on L.A.’s sidewalks, and it’s thanks to President Trump. Not because he cares about improving the city’s street eats, mind you. (In fact, he’d probably avoid them at all costs.) It’s because the Los …

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Salad for President’s Julia Sherman Hauls Citrus and Avocados Back From Los Angeles

Source: Grub Street NY

Artist Julia Sherman first turned her love of greens into a blog, Salad for President, and as of next week, her recipes (along with interviews with creative professionals like Laurie Anderson and Alice Waters) will be available in her debut cookbook. Sherman, who also works as …

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This Man Might Actually Be the World’s Worst Dinner Date

Source: Grub Street NY

In the low-down world of dining and dashing, there are classy thieves and then there are people like Paul Gonzales, an alleged “serial” check-skipper from L.A., whose method involves setting up a dinner date, then ditching the woman before the check arrives. CBS Los Angeles reports …

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Entrepreneur Ellen Bennett Pregames the Grammys With Lasagna and Bolognese

Source: Grub Street NY

As the founder of Hedley & Bennett, Ellen Bennett produces handmade aprons for many of the country’s top chefs and restaurant staffers, and she lives a life that’s as bold and colorful as her designs. (Her Los Angeles showroom includes a zip line and a tree house.) This …

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There’s a New L.A. Restaurant Entirely Devoted to Uni

Source: Grub Street NY

Tired of having to spend your nights hopping around from restaurant to restaurant just to get your favorite uni pasta, your other favorite uni pasta, and your favorite uni hand roll? In Los Angeles, uni lovers (once again) don’t have to suffer that terrible indignity. A new restaurant …

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Police Are After a Man Who Thew a Bomb Into a Crowded L.A. Cheesecake Factory

Source: Grub Street NY

Police in Los Angeles say a man chucked a “homemade pyrotechnic device” into a busy Cheesecake Factory last night, sending everyone inside into a panic. Per a statement by Pasadena police, he tossed the device through the front door around 6 p.m., then fled from the scene. …

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Author Jade Chang Pairs Jellyfish Salad With IPA

Source: Grub Street NY

Last fall, Jade Chang published her debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World, to much acclaim, and she’s already working on her second book — a process that makes her hungry. Chang’s snacks of choice are pretty exceptional: salmon “candy,” homemade oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies, steamed tofu skin in sesame …

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L.A. Import Sugarfish Wants to Democratize the Fine Art of Omakase

Source: Grub Street NY

The first time I attempted to secure an evening table at the new Flatiron outpost of the famous L.A. sushi destination Sugarfish (or a spot at the small, eight-seat bar, or even a seat on one of the backless couches in the dim, perpetually overrun waiting alcove), the …

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Actress Susan Kelechi Watson Constantly Craves In-N-Out Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re not already watching NBC’s This Is Us — in which Susan Kelechi Watson plays Beth Pearson — you might recognize her from Louie (as Louis C.K.’s ex-wife, Janet, The Blacklist, or Divorce. For This Is Us, though, the actress recently relocated to Los Angeles, where she’s discovered the …

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Actress Susan Kelechi Watson Constantly Craves In-N-Out Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re not already watching NBC’s This Is Us — in which Susan Kelechi Watson plays Beth Pearson — you might recognize her from Louie (as Louis C.K.’s ex-wife, Janet), The Blacklist, or Divorce. For This Is Us, though, the actress recently relocated to Los Angeles, where she’s discovered the …

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Actress Susan Kelechi Watson Constantly Craves In-N-Out Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re not already watching NBC’s This Is Us — in which Susan Kelechi Watson plays Beth Pearson — you might recognize her from Louie (as Louis C.K.’s ex-wife, Janet), The Blacklist, or Divorce. For This Is Us, though, the actress recently relocated to Los Angeles, where she’s discovered the …

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Half of the Fish in L.A.’s Sushi Restaurants Aren’t What You Ordered

Source: Grub Street NY

Anyone dying to see how out of control fish fraud’s gotten these days can apparently just visit their favorite L.A. sushi house for a 50-50 shot of experiencing it firsthand. A new, four-year-long study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University found that …

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Half of the Fish in L.A.’s Sushi Restaurants Aren’t What You Ordered

Source: Grub Street NY

Anyone dying to see how out of control fish fraud’s gotten these days can apparently just visit their favorite L.A. sushi house for a 50-50 shot of experiencing it firsthand. A new, four-year-long study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University found that …

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Bob’s Burgers Launched a Real, 10-Day Burger Pop-up

Source: Grub Street NY

Any Bob’s Burgers fans who wonder what Bob Belcher’s pun-tastic burgers taste like IRL can find out this week, thanks to an official Bob’s Burgers pop-up. Alvin Cailan, mastermind behind California’s Eggslut, has installed a burger counter at Unit 120, his “culinary incubator” in …

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Reformation Founder Yael Aflalo Loves Pumpkin Pie and DIY Sundaes

Source: Grub Street NY

Yael Aflalo, model turned entrepreneur, has captured a certain Instagram-minded crowd with Reformation, her very hip, sustainability-minded clothing line. Her company just moved into a new office, with much better food options including tacos from a former baker at San Francisco’s Tartine, but she also had …

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