Wednesday, January 7th, marked a very happy new year indeed for chefs and foodie nerds across California. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson overturned the state-wide ban on foie gras, the fatty liver of a duck or goose that is often cited by said nerds like myself as viable evidence for a divine being. The ban was challenged by Sean Chaney of Hot’s Restaurant Group. Chaney commented on the ban, “Honestly, I’m so stoked that we can finally have a choice to serve what we want,” says Chaney. “It was such a ridiculous thing. I was targeted by PETA, I was targeted by everyone. This whole thing is kind of like a big F.U., to say that we were right.” Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and a group of Canadian foie gras farmers called Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec also challenged the ban.
Do you like pork belly? Yeah, you do. Do you like tenderloin? Uh-huh. Do you like bacon? Yesssssss. Do you notice a trend???? Whoa, dude. You totally love all things pig. Which means you're totally TOTALLY gonna love this: the ultimate guide to eating pig in LA, complete with where to get the best dish made with every cut of pork.
In case you haven’t heard, the California ban on foie gras has been lifted. If you still haven’t sunk your teeth into foie gras, here are several places where you can get your f
Since the cheeseburger was invented in Pasadena when fry cook Lionel Sternberger dropped a slab of American on a patty and served it up at The Rite Spot, it makes sense for Pasadenans to vote on which restaurant has the best burger in town. The Fourth Annual Cheeseburger Week Challenge results are in, with the top three winners in 11 burger categories plus special categories for beer, dessert and cocktail.
If California’s two-year ban on foie gras left fans hungering for the controversial delicacy, a number of San Diego chefs have just the recipe to fix that.
The Super Bowl's just around the corner, and we all know what that means – parties! One staple that can usually be found at any Super Bowl party, no matter what teams are playing, is Buffalo wings. Here's a look at some of the variations of wings across the country – from hot to sweet!
If somehow the news escaped you, foie gras is legal again in California, and many chefs across the city and even all the way down in OC are welcoming the unctuous delicacy with open arms. After a scramble to get the hottest ingredient in town into their kitchens, restaurants are now serving up a variety of innovative preparations of foie.
This week offers a unique juxtaposition of themes: a chance to eat better and work on your New Year’s Resolution to greater health, paired with a week celebrating the cheeseburger and a national holiday in honor of the never-considered-healthy pastrami sandwich. Theatrical performances include the uber “popular” and highly produced Wicked, paired with a stunning, solo performance on the lives of four Holocaust survivors. Need a laugh? Don’t miss Riot L.A., the comedy festival in the streets of downtown this weekend.
Forget those alcohol-fueled pub crawls. Cheeseburger crawls are the new stomach-endurance test — at least they are for the rest of this week in Pasadena, anyway.
So, now that restaurants have more or less gotten new stores of foie gras into the pantries, the new dishes have started to come out. Here's another dish for you in addition to the ones I wrote about last week. Slater's 50/50, one of Orange County's most beloved home-grown chains, will be selling a foie gras burger as their burger of the month for January.
Brook Trujillo and and chefs of Slater’s 50/50 joined us to kick off Pasadena’s Cheeseburger week. Slater’s 50/50 will feature their signature 50/50 burger and their 1/3 pound burger paired with a beer for only $10 during the week-long event. Pasadena’s Cheeseburger week takes place from January 11 – 16 and features over 40 different restaurants, their signature burgers and deals.
Slaters 50/50 debuts a foie gras burger this weekend, Nomad Donuts throws a party with beer and Bellefleur closes.