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Top Chef / Top Chef Travel / New York City / California / Food / Food Travel / Restaurant Travel / → All Tags
Northern California native Ash Fulk didn't have it easy during his run on Top Chef. He didn't win one challenge on the show, and was eventually asked to pack his knives and head back to New York City, where he serves as a Sous Chef at Trestle on Tenth. The Swiss-French-American restaurant is a neighborhood-y locale open for breakfast, brunch (on weekends), lunch and dinner, making it a go-to spot for Chelsea diners looking for elevated comfort food. And schnitzel.
Trestle's menus aren't intimidating in the way that many contemporary, haute cuisine restaurants tend to be. Here you'll find familiar dishes with a Swiss-French influence that makes them just different enough to be memorable, without being too perplexing or stomach-turning. We're still wondering why fellow TC contestant Hector would dare include Tofu Ceviche on his menu. No, Trestle is where you'll find a Signature House Burger, Cobb Salad, Roasted Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables in Consommè, and Coriander Hanger Steak.
Restaurant Week / Restaurant Travel / Los Angeles Restaurants / Food Travel / Los Angeles / → All Tags
Los Angeles foodies, cleanse your palates and rev up your digestive systems, because dineLA Restaurant Week is extending for yet one more week. Originally slated to run from October 4-9, it stretched through the 16th, and now through the 23rd. In that case, shouldn't it be called Restaurant Month? No matter, because the extension is to your benefit, giving local restaurant-goers the chance to sample some of the city's best eateries for a mere fraction of what it would normally cost to dine at them.
Here's how it works: Go online and take a look at the list of over 200 participating restaurants, choose where you'd like to eat, and make a reservation by calling them directly or via OpenTable. As a friendly tip, we suggest telling your maître d' and server upon arrival that you have joined them as a dineLA Week patron, for two important reasons: 1) You want to make sure that you're getting the adjusted rate, which ranges from $16-44, depending on which price tier of restaurant you choose, and whether you're eating at lunch or dinnertime, and 2) You can't just go about ordering whatever items you want. The restaurants have crafted special dineLA menus for the occasion—three courses of some of their chef's best.
Celeb Travel / Restaurant Travel / Eva Longoria Parker / Airport Restaurants / Todd English / → All Tags
Oh, celebrities and their silly plans for world domination! Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria Parker is preparing for opening of the second location of her Hollywood restaurant Beso, this one in Vegas, but she's already looking to expand... to airports?!
Beso Vegas isn't supposed to open until New Year's Eve, but Parker told People that she's also looking into branching out to airports with Besitos, a limited-menu version of the flagship. First stop, naturally, is LAX, an airport that recently announced it was revamping its concession offerings.
Food Fights / Nachos / Los Angeles / Restaurants / Restaurant Travel / Downtown Los Angeles / → All Tags
The venerable Downtown Los Angeles restaurant, El Cholo is notable for at least three things: (1) being open since the Great Depression, (2) making mind-eraser strength margaritas, and (3) introducing to the City of Angels a little thing we like to call the nacho. Heady stuff, we know. We'll address each in turn.