Saturday, February 6, 2016

Los Angeles Best Coconut Milk Ice Cream is Moving to Main Street.

Snuggled right up next to downtown Santa Monica. Kippy's Ice Cream will be taking over a space that used to house Spazio Cafe sometime next week. 

Kippy's makes all their ice cream from raw coconut milk they harvest themselves. They also are the starters of that ice cream cleanse that was popular on Facebook a while ago.

 Is it worth trying? As a carnivore milk based ice creams have an edge but Kippy's delivers a great product. I suggest trying the strawberry. Its almost like dieting! 

 245 Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Strawberry with a vegan chocolate shell 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Neal Fraser Tricked Me Into Eating McDonald's.

Ok it's not as simple as the title stats. Yesterday I went to a dinner hosted by Top Chef Masters Chef Neal Fraser with around 40 "foodies" (really a random assortment of people.)

At the first look at the menu my table thought this could be a part of Master Chef Jr because the dishes were fairly simple. I have enjoyed Fraser's dishes on a few occasions and for him these were simplistic.

After Fraser stated that the ingredients may surprise us it boiled down to who provided them. My first thought was this was a promo for Wal Mart and their expanded Supercenter's grocery sections.

Neal worked with what he was provided but some things were a little hard to miss. The frozen potatoes (McDonald's fry hash) in one dish was painfully obvious.

At the end of the meal a rep for McDonald's was happy to tell the "shocked" diners they had just eaten McDonald's! OK the stuff they use to make McDonald's. OK the best stuff from their premium end products used in ways that would never happen at McDonald's.

I actually felt bad for the company at this point. Here's a rep for McDonald's basically trying to get us the food community of Los Angeles to say that what we were eating was food. Real food (yes this was a major point believe it or not.)

I know Neal was worried someone might try to kill him for this but at the end of the day I have a great story for parties. And the meatballs weren't bad.

Avocado soup 


coffee pudding 

Bacon salad. 

Neal Fraser 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

¡Latin Food Fest! 2016 is Coming! March 18 to 21

¡Latin Food Fest! returns to Los Angeles. From March 18th through the 21 LFF will be hosting several events including their Grand Tasting and a new cocktail night.  Here's a few pictures of last year's event. See you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Spring Street Arcade is About to Get Busier With Three New Tenants

The Spring Street Arcade may be Los Angeles's hottest food hall/market concept soon.

With tenants including Guisados, Green Grotto Juice Bar, and  BierBeisl Imbiss the building is starting to pick up. Soon three new concepts will be joining them.

Clayton's Public House should be the next concept to open and is already applying for it's liquor license. It has nothing to do with the Clayton Public House brand in Canada.

Kaplan Bagel's has no information anywhere. It is NOT associated with Jason Kaplan. A Los Angeles Chef with a passion for bagels.

Downtown Donuts is the only new spot to have a website and social media .  The owner is focused on sticking to classic donut recipes. Expect colorful glazes and lots of sprinkles.

                                            541 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hollywood Burger Comes to LA on the Walk of Fame

Hollywood Burger   didn't start in Hollywood. Or for that matter....not in the United States at all. But it would be odd to have a chain called Hollywood Burger and not be in Hollywood so that's how the new US flagship location for Hollywood Burger came to be. East Coast style potato buns, tater tots, and milkshakes its a bit of a modern spin on a old fashioned burger spot from the 70's.  

Online reviews are very positive to this new (will be soon) chain. Located right next the W Hotel and a Metro station they have plenty of traffic to work with to convert to new customers.  

What should you try? The burgers are pretty classic and unlike In N Out offer plenty of bacon. Personally I would try a shake and the cheese tots. It may take you back to a simpler time. 

6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chopped chile cheeseburger