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  • August 19, 2015

    Shortly after I moved to Los Angeles my roommates birthed the idea of a monthly dinner club. It was 2007, and I think it was Sari who suggested the name “Dinner Club For Day People.” The idea was that once a month a group of friends would go out to eat, and at each meal one member of the group was allowed to invite a “Day Person” […]

  • January 11, 2015

    My first Grilled Cheese and Beer Night at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica was a little over a year ago, in October of 2013. It was a little overwhelming at the time because I’d never been to one before, it was hyped up a lot, and I experienced a kind of sensation overload that prevented me from taking good-enough notes to blog about it. […]

  • December 20, 2014

    When it comes to LA, there are plenty of resources one might consult when deciding where to eat a particular meal. Kevin Eats is a must-read. EaterLA regularly updates their “heatmap,” which provides a list of the 18 hottest restaurants in the city at a given time. They also offer a list of the 38 best restaurants in the city at a given time. There […]

  • November 29, 2014

    Who goes out for a 3-michelin-star dinner the night after Thanksgiving? I’ll tell you exactly what kind of reckless eater makes such a foolhardy decision: Me. The same kind of “gourmand” who started this website by reviewing Qdoba burritos and chicken finger sandwiches. Now look at me. No. Don’t look at me. I’m hideous. I guess it’s pretty hard to get reservations at fancy […]

  • August 27, 2014

    Sometimes even moving to a different part of town can’t keep me from attending one of those free, exclusive tasting events I’m invited to from time to time. So last night as I carted several boxes of records from my old domicile to my new one, I raced home and showered and sped across town to The Grove. That’s where Blaze Pizza is […]

  • May 31, 2014

    Sometime between my review of Slater’s 50/50 and my review of Daniel I realized: Oh shit. These tongue-in-cheek “distinguished gourmand” posts are actually starting to be…you know…distinguished. I’ve been really lucky to have been able to eat at some of the best restaurants in the country. In fact,Blue Hill At Stone Barns(#54), the aforementioned Daniel (#40) andPer Se(#30) all appear on the list […]