dining

  • Lets Go Out

    Hey, Good Lookin’! Whatcha Got Cookin’?

    They tell us it’s “wildly popular,” and we think they’re on to something. Date night culinary classes are, um, food for, um um um, thought. So here’s how it works: You sign up for these small...
    July 30, 2015 906 0
  • The Scene

    Would You Eat Them with a Goat? Would You Eat Them on a Boat?

    We pretty much love dinner cruises. As a matter of fact, that might well be our dream date, our perfect night on the town (which is to say, “on the water…”). Cloud 9 Living, which is...
    June 30, 2015 975 0
  • Appetizers

    Do the Hokey Poke ‘n Turn Yourself About

    To those who say poke is an acquired taste, we say, “We were born this way.” We freakin’ love poke, the Hawaiian rendition of sashimi/sushi that is oftentimes served with rice or as a dip for...
    June 27, 2015 1434 0
  • Editors Picks

    What Time Is It? Lunchtime!

    We long ago graduated from Pop Tarts and McMorning-Whatevers to the meal that tends to satisfy most of our most pressing needs, including hunger. It’s lunch. We freaking love lunch. We love going out for lunch...
    June 22, 2015 902 0
  • Food on the Fly

    Grocery Store Deli Eats

    If you’re a meat-eater but wanting something outside the burger box, perhaps a trip to the deli is called for. You’d be hard-pressed to find a major grocery store that doesn’t have a deli these days...
    June 20, 2015 893 0
  • Its a Trip

    Grab and Go at the Terminal

    Granted, we think there are better physical means in which to approach air travel other than “starving,” but if you do find yourself waiting for a connection and unable to remain ambulatory because your blood sugar...
    June 19, 2015 869 0
  • Cravings

    How About Those Burgers

    In-N-Out Reigns Supreme! OK, here’s where our true inner burger-eater comes out. In-N-Out, that is. Glorious, wonderful, exquisite In-N-Out. What is it about these burgers that elevate them to a near-celestial status in our minds? Well,...
    June 16, 2015 1361 0
  • Highlight

    Got Yourself a Picky Eater?

    It seems like every family has at least one picky eater. We know that to be truth because in our family, we were that special child. Still push certain things like lima beans off to one...
    June 15, 2015 1520 0
  • Editors Picks

    Well “HEEELLOOO” Lobster!

    Not that we’re kvetching, mind you, but does anyone else notice the almost universal presence of lobster these days? There’s a great eatery in Studio City, CA, called Firefly, and therein are all things lobster. Executive...
    June 12, 2015 1265 0
  • Lets Go Out

    Want a Brazilian? Steakhouse, that is!

    What’s the old saying about give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he eats for life? Something like that, anyway, and it’s fine and dandy...
    June 12, 2015 790 0
  • Maybe/Maybe Not

    Thinking Outside the (Litter) Box

    All things being equal (which is to say one EdgyPlate sweetie pie is crazyallergic, and one is a dog person. Period. End of discussion), it’s highly probable we will take a pass on a foamy latte...
    June 10, 2015 1046 0
  • Appetizers

    My Big, Fat Appetite for Greek Food

    “Shirley Valentine” still makes us cry… not so much the “WTH have I done with my life” angst because WTH did she expect, anyway? No, we cry because the food is that freaking good. Interestingly, someone...
    May 25, 2015 3404 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Hey! Let’s Go Camping in the Backyard! And Let’s Fix Lunch! Now!

    OK, this site is actually designed with the more serious camper in mind, but we’re staying home just now. Our reasons are multifarious: Kid has a strange rash; we have a report due; weather is iffy....
    May 23, 2015 1449 0
  • Entrees

    Break Out the Charcoal, Baby

    ‘Course there’s always hanging out in the backyard, which we think is just a fine way to spend time together. And, here in SoCali, it’s endless summer pretty much, so it’s always grilling time. For you...
    May 20, 2015 946 0
  • Highlight

    What the Fork?

    WTF? Which, of course, stands for What the Fork? Well, it’s the Finger Fork, a stainless steel appendage you slide over your own finger of choice (we choose index, but that’s just us), and then proceed...
    May 17, 2015 945 0
  • Food on the Fly

    Stick It!

    We love Alfred Lord Tennyson as much as the next Anglophile… but we must take issue with stanza 11 of “Locksley Hall” wherein he writes, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts...
    April 9, 2015 981 0
  • Highlight

    A Spicy Meataball!

    This is from Jamie Oliver, and it’s not just because he’s flippin’ adorable that we’re telling you about it. We think it’s a great idea, plus it puts a “U” in flavor. So the Shaker is...
    March 31, 2015 1012 0
  • Cravings

    Spice It Up!

    Unless some guy is selling them from inside his coat, street tacos are just awesome things. And, heck, even if… But let’s take a quick refresher course on what makes a good one and what doesn’t....
    March 31, 2015 780 0
  • Editors Picks

    Hyper-Local Garden Dining

    Psssst! Did you know that locally grown produce is “one of the hottest menu trends, coming in behind only locally sourced meats and seafood, according to the National Restaurant Association’s ‘What’s Hot in 2014′ survey of...
    March 24, 2015 1122 0
  • Editors Picks

    Get Ready for March Madness

    Arena Food! Knowing that basketball fans really do eat more than chicken fingers, 90-wt-smothered nachos and relish-laden hot dogs (although they still love those items) it would appear that NBA owners are expanding their concession stands...
    March 17, 2015 712 0