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  • La Feria de los Moles
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    If you love mole, then there is one place you have to be this weekend: La Feria de los Moles. This festival is in its 7th year, and is held at the iconic Olvera Street Plaza. Restaurants from all over Los Angeles, and some from Mexico, will be serving up their best mole dishes, in a friendly competition to see Continue Reading...
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  • FUN TIMES AT THE LA COUNTY FAIR – DON’T MISS IT! FAIR ENDS 9/28
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    When it comes to grub at county fairs after a while bacon wrapped EVERYTHING just gets old for this LatinoFoodie. I can hear some of my friends and cousins moan because they love bacon wrapped EVERYTHING. So when we got invited to visit the Los Angeles County Fair this weekend, I made it a point to seek out something beyond Continue Reading...
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  • HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES ECLECTIC CULINARY SCENE AT SUNSET AND DINE EVENT
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    Hollywood is known for its glitz and glamour, film and television, movie stars and crazy characters on the street. But lately the town has been buzzing about the new and eclectic culinary scene.The Sunset and Dine tasting event on Thursday, Oct. 2 celebrates the success of many newcomers and some of the long-standing restaurants in the area. We were invited Continue Reading...
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  • WINE AND JAZZ — A PERFECT COMBO FOR SUMMER!
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    Its summertime and jazz is in the air. Last Tuesday LatinoFoodie experienced the sounds of Latin jazz, tasty nibbles and wines for every palate at Hollywood & Highland’s Wine & Jazz Fundraiser and Concert Series.  It was a perfect evening for meeting up with friends, bumping into old friends and making new ones along the way all while listening to Continue Reading...
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  • East LA Meets Napa Features Latin-owned/Operated Wineries & Cuisine
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    Food truck burn out? We’ve got a great alternative. The 8th Annual “East LA Meets Napa & Beyond” food & wine fundraiser is an exclusive pairing event that brings the community together to celebrate the richness of Mexican food and success of Latino-owned restaurants and vineyards in California and beyond. The proceeds benefit AltaMed Health Services and takes place at Union Continue Reading...
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  • L.A. Street Food Fest `Summer Tasting’ Event Back at the Rose Bowl
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    It appears to be food tasting season here in Los Angeles. Art and I are going to be wearing our stretchy pants for the next few weeks that’s for sure! We have Tacolandia this Sunday at the Palladium, East LA Meets Napa next month at Union Station, and another one, the LA Street Food Fest, who is touting itself as Continue Reading...
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  • Tangy Three Bean Salad from Goya Foods + Tacolandia Ticket Giveaway (UPDATE: Contest Closed)
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    It has taken many years of behind-the-scenes work for Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA to plan and create the first-ever “Tacolandia” Sunday, June 23 at the Hollywood Palladium (the event is sold out). Presented by L.A. Weekly and curated by Esparza, more than 30 food vendors, some as even far away as Baja, Calif., are bringing their “A” game Continue Reading...
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  • California Avocados – A Proud Heritage
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    Spring is here and California avocados are available in abundant supply, so now is the perfect time to enjoy this delectable fruit. Two weeks ago the California Avocado Commission (CAC) invited us to an avocado-centric menu created by chef Neal Fraser, co-owner of BLD, Fritzi Dog, Redbird and The Strand House, where he showcases his seasonal and locally grown cooking style.  Continue Reading...
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  • Serving It Up With Chef Doublas Soriano
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    Over the next two weeks, LatinoFoodie will be featuring various chefs and restaurants who are donating their talents and fabulous cuisine to ROJO Sabor Latino 2012, an AIDS Benefit for The Wall Las Memorias Project. The food tasting fundraiser features food from more than six of the finest Latino restaurants and chefs in Los Angeles. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. Continue Reading...
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  • East LA Meets Napa Food & Wine Tasting Event Features Latino-owned Wineries and Restaurants
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    This was probably the prettiest tacos we have ever seen. Great presentation! Chef John Rivera-Sedlar’s Tortillas Florales with Cielo Verde Greens and Herbs.   It’s a summertime tasting event you don’t want to miss! AltaMed is presenting its annual “East LA Meets Napa” event, an exclusive food and wine pairing tasting that celebrates the richness of Mexican food and success of Latino-owned Continue Reading...
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  • Good Food Day LA: Lessons on Sustainable Living
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    Good Food Day L.A. has come and gone but its teachings are here to stay.  Our city’s  Food Policy Council (LAFPC) and the Mayor’s Office sponsored the event along with hundreds of local non-profits working in the food justice arena.  This year the date coincided with Cesar Chavez’ birthday and was the perfect reminder for us to think about our food from farm to Continue Reading...
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  • Foodies Purchase Your Tickets to get a Taste of Popular LA Latin Restaurants
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    I know what you’re thinking. Another tasting event? Such is the life of food bloggers. We’re excited for this one as it is open to the public and only costs $45 per person. Come on down for some good food, dance and a chance to network in a beautiful, historic setting in downtown LA. The Wall Las Memorias Project will Continue Reading...
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  • ROJO Sabor Latino Honors Chivas USA Player Michael Lahoud; We Learn More About His Love for Food
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    Over eight of the finest Latin cuisine restaurants in Los Angeles will be participating this Wednesday, November 16 at ROJO Sabor Latino tasting event that will benefit The Wall Las Memorias. Monies raised will help The Wall and its efforts to educate the community about HIV/AIDS and the importance of getting tested. You can purchase your tickets ($45 per person) here. This year, Continue Reading...
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  • From Vouvray French Wines to Chicharrones, Lupe Ontiveros Shares Food Indulgences; Award-winning Actress to be Honored at ROJO Sabor Latino
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        Some people may know Lupe Ontiveros as an award-winning actress, producer, activist, and visionary. I remember her being Selena’s KILLER!  Not too many may know that Ontiveros is also a foodie at heart. Recently, LatinoFoodie had the honor to go behind the scenes of Ontivero’s kitchen and ask her some questions. Ontiveros film credits include PICKING UP THE PIECES with Woody Allen; AS GOOD AS Continue Reading...
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  • ROJO Sabor Latino Fundraiser Benefitting The Wall Las Memorias to Feature Oaxacan Restaurant Guelaguetza
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    Who needs to travel all the way to Oaxaca for some good regional cuisine? All you need to do is purchase tickets to the upcoming fundraiser, ROJO Sabor Latino, on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event will feature the delicious tamales de mole from Restaurante Guelaguetza, located at 3014 W. Olympic Blvd., LA 90006.   A family-owned and operated business, Guelaguetza, is Continue Reading...
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  • LOS ANGELES TIMES PRESENTS THE TASTE: Best of LA’s Gourmet Taco Scene
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    LatinoFoodie Nation, I’ll confess that day two of the Los Angeles Times’ The Taste nearly broke me.  The night was called Taco Tequila Tryst. Tacos as far as the eye could see!  The night started off with a bang: Loteria Grill served up some ridiculously tasty Tacos Veracruz.  Red Snapper tacos in a tomato, caper, and olive sauce with black refried Continue Reading...
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  • The Taste: Art of Mixing — An Indulgence of LA’s Finest
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    LatinoFoodie Nation, this will be the first of three posts recapping the LA Times/Food & Wine’s The Taste. It was just a lot to digest.  The Taste took place over four days during the Labor Day weekend: nine events in three locations.  This was my first Taste and I was determined to go to every single event.  I won’t hold you Continue Reading...
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  • East LA Meets Napa: Carnitas & Cabernet
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    Now, we knew carnitas and an ice cold cerveza combine beautifully. We hadn’t considered carnitas and a robust red wine paired just fine. The East LA Meets Napa event in Los Angeles definitely changed our minds. Set in the enclosed garden patio, AltaMed’s sixth annual East LA Meets Napa event, which is easily one of the best Latino fundraisers in town and claimed to be one of the Continue Reading...
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  • Long Beach Street Food Festival 2011
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    Saturday was a bright day in Long Beach (a bit too bright if you ask me) for these two LatinoFoodies, who just spent the night before in LA gorging ourselves with gourmet Mexican food and imbibing in way too many wine tastings. Yet we put on big boy shorts, you know, the expandable kind, swallowed anti-acid, and trekked off to the Long Continue Reading...
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  • ALTAMED’S “EAST LA MEETS NAPA” SNEAK PEEK PAIRS WINE WITH MICHOACAN-INSPIRED CUISINE
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    AltaMed Health Services hosted LatinoFoodie and other local food bloggers to preview its upcoming 6th Annual East LA Meets Napa celebration at Union Station on Friday, July 8. Now, we’re not talking rice and beans here. This was everything from black mole tamales to duck confit tacos topped with a jamaica and tomatillo sauce. Pictured Left to Right: Lotería Grill Chef & Owner Jimmy Shaw, Continue Reading...
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  • East LA Meets Napa Sneak Preview Tomorrow
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    LatinoFoodie can’t wait to have an exclusive sneak peek into AltaMed’s 6th Annual East LA Meets Napa event paying tribute to the “Flavors of Michoacán.” We’ll be enjoying dishes prepared by some of LA’s premiere chefs and fine wine from Napa Valley. The event will include: Chef Hugo Molina of Setá, Armando de la Torre of Guidados and Jim Shaw Continue Reading...
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  • Lomo Arigato Food Truck Features a “Secret” Aji Sauce that’s to Die For
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    This weekend LatinoFoodie ventured over to the Lummis Festival in Northeast Los Angeles. Our first stop, of course, the food trucks. The Lomo Arigato truck décor alone had us thinking this was going to be a different food experience. On the front hood protruded a butcher’s cleaver knife as if to slice a new flavor in LA’s trendy food truck Continue Reading...
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  • Strawberry Delicious
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    This weekend we’re headed to Oxnard; pack some sun block and a frivolous attitude as we embrace all things Strawberry!  With over 50 food booths, the California Strawberry Festival will transform this tasty berry into treats like pizza, nachos, kabobs, funnel cakes, wine and beer!  Beyond the bounty of berry-delicious food & drink, the festival promises musical performances,  games, rides, contests, and exhibits all in honor Continue Reading...
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