Ben & Drew record live at Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A. The Food Dudes talk to Tom Carroll of “Tom Explores Los Angeles” about how to be a tourist in your own city. Like a hipster Huell Howser, Tom’s YouTube show cleverly explores the lesser known (and often more interesting) parts of Los Angeles. Then Angel City’s Brewmaster Dieter Forstner sits down to talk about how craft brewing on a large scale can be simultaneously terrifying and rewarding. So grab a cold one and get ready to touch my monkey. ‘Cause there’s all that and more on the #LAFoodiePodcast.
Spring is here, which means Knott’s Berry Bloom is back with larger than life displays of beautiful spring colors, interactive family-friendly activities, expanded gourmet food and wine tasting and much more! The fun kicks off April 12, 2014, including:
Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival
Original Roadside Boysenberry Stand
Boysenberry Inspired Gourmet Food & Wine
Music by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies
Salsa Dancing in Fiesta Village
Bloomination, after dark experience
and much more!
Your admission to Knott’s Berry Farm includes most of the Knott’s Berry Bloom activities listed, and also also offers roller coasters, family fun rides, and Boardwalk attractions. Worried about squeezing it all in? No problem! The farm will be open for extended hours, 10am to 10pm during Knott’s Berry Bloom, April 12–27, 2014 allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.
I’m excited to check it out—it sounds like a blast. See you there!
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The Food Dudes, Ben & Drew, are joined by Fred Schroeder at Slater’s 50/50 Burger in Anaheim. Fred directed the comic strip documentary Stripped featuring virtually every comic strip artist you’ve ever heard of — and then some. The Dudes also chat with Slater’s Executive Chef Brad Lyons about the process of creating new drool-worthy hamburgers every month. If you’re a fan of burgers and comics, you’re going to love this show.
I received an invitation for a Chef’s Tasting Menu dinner at this cute Spanish tapas place in Santa Monica, and headed over there with a friend to try it out. The place itself is small, so I would definitely recommend making a reservation before heading over, but I would say it’s well worth it. Here are a couple items we tried:
The deviled eggs were by far the best I’ve ever had, and every plate was delicious and perfectly paired with wines or sangria by the owner. Thank you so much—the whole meal was lovely!
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Event name:L.A. Foodie’s Float Trip Date: April 19th, 2014 Expected attendance: ~250 Location: Angel City Brewery in DTLA Event Summary: L.A. Foodie and Angel City Brewery are inviting beer and ice cream lovers alike to join us for an afternoon of locally-brewed beer floats! Tickets to L.A. Foodie’s Float Trip are $9. The official ticketing page is here on Eventbrite.
Also, you get our special L.A. Foodie-approved beer float mixing kit (cups, spoons, straws, trays), exclusive access to Angel City’s newly opened special events loft, and a $20 gift card to Uber ride service (valid for new Uber users).
Review: Eat Your Way Through LA: Secret City LA Taco Tour
When I got the email for this tour, I cleared my schedule and replied immediately. I, of course, love tacos (who doesn’t?!) and I didn’t feel like I had tried very many since moving to L.A. about 6 months ago. The event description didn’t have many details, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we headed over to start the tour at about 10 A.M.
There was confusion about the start time and we ended up meeting the rest of the tour at the first stop,Poquito Más in Sherman Oaks.
Taco: Fish Taco. This was much better than I expected and a wonderful way to finish the tour.
Overall, the tour was great experience and a good way to explore some areas of Los Angeles you may not be familiar with. Thank you to John & Laura for your hospitality and all your fun taco-themed games and city facts.
Here in LA, we sure love to brunch, and why the hell not? Wake up, drink up, stuff your face, sounds great! Bagatelle in West Hollywood opened their doors to us to try out their new Saturday brunch. Since they also added some new items to their brunch menu, we couldn’t wait to try them.