Posts Tagged ‘eats’

Brunch Boys’ Founder Jeremy Jacobowitz Talks Food, First Dates and Food

Posted by melissa kandel on April 22, 2018 in food | No Comments

When you get right down to it, there are really only two kinds of people in this world: those who brunch and those who do not. I don’t mean to generalize here but generally, Non-Brunchers are pretty easy to spot in a crowd. They’re the ones who take 17 different spin classes before noon on a […]

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Catch LA + West Hollywood Adventures

Posted by melissa kandel on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles | No Comments

If you’re ever driving down the Prius-smooshed 405 at sunset, wondering where you should eat dinner in West Hollywood, get on OpenTable, type in “Catch LA,” and book an 8 p.m. reservation for two. You might be skeptical about this advice, rightly asking, “Catch? Isn’t that a chain of restaurants in New York , Dubai and […]

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Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017: What to Expect

Posted by melissa kandel on September 28, 2017 in Newport Beach | 3 Comments

In case you were wondering, the dinner at Nobu with Chef Nobu is sold out. (Is anyone surprised?) Luckily, the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, which graces that grassy spot between the Newport Beach Civic Center and its modern-chic library, has dozens of events happening all weekend. I was lucky enough to attend as […]

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Sick Soup Cures All

Posted by melissa kandel on September 26, 2017 in food | No Comments

In case you’ve been wondering about the radio silence from me, I currently have the flu. Aches, fever, chills, gang’s all here! Anyway, I posted last flu season about an amazing soup I make whenever I’m feeling sick (or just feeling like I need something healthy and hearty) so I’m reposting it again in case […]

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Bon Appétit Thinks Millennials Spend $96 Billion on Food (And They’re Probably Right)

Posted by melissa kandel on September 19, 2017 in comedy | No Comments

We’ve all had those nights when our eyelids droop heavily, fingers sluggish across backlit keyboards and yet, work must get done, we must say awake. Except for most of us, these wakeful nights don’t include 2.9 million people ready to meme our very next word. Such was the fate of one sleep-deprived Bon Appétit editor […]

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My Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted by melissa kandel on September 7, 2017 in Recipes | 4 Comments

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate […]

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OC Weekly’s Fresh Toast: As Fresh and Toasty As You’d Expect

Posted by melissa kandel on March 30, 2017 in drink, food, Newport Beach | 2 Comments

By Melissa Kandel The single-greatest goal when attending a food festival is to eat. (Obviously.) If I were to write My Ultimate Guidebook for Crushing Food Fests: A Retrospective from Someone Who Possibly Knows, I’d include that on Page 1. Maybe even just the word “eat” in a kind of swirly lettering that’s stylish and […]

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Iron Chef Gauntlet is Coming to Food Network April 16

Posted by melissa kandel on March 23, 2017 in drink, food, In the News | No Comments

To be honest, Iron Chef America always seemed more like a bad ’80s Japanese action movie with zero gory fight scenes than it did a fiercely competitive cooking show but nevertheless, I’m pretty stoked for its Food Network return on April 16, 9 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by the incomparable Alton Brown, Iron Chef Gauntlet seeks to determine which […]

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Fresh Toast Presented by OC Weekly: A Preview

Posted by melissa kandel on March 21, 2017 in drink, entertainment, food, Newport Beach | 2 Comments

There’s no reason to eat French Toast if you don’t soak the bread all the way through. It’s a culinary dictum taught to me by my late grandfather, who would stand in the black-and-white tiled, Long Island kitchen of my childhood every Sunday, a tall silhouette of broad shoulders and gray hair. For ten, fifteen […]

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Bill Murray Is Bartending in Brooklyn This Weekend (And No, You Can’t Go)

Posted by melissa kandel on September 17, 2016 in beer, drink, nightlife, things to do | No Comments

Bill Murray is no stranger to plugging liquor. He helped the Japanese sell Suntory Whiskey in Lost In Translation. He surprised tipsy hipsters during the 2010 SXSW festival when he walked behind a downtown Austin bar with the Wu Tang Clan and started serving patrons nothing but shots of tequila. So, we shouldn’t be surprised that this weekend, […]

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