Category: Farmers Market

Authentic Mexican Cuisine in LA

“Mexico City has the largest population of Mexican people. Los Angeles has the second largest and Guadalajara has the third,” said Executive Chef Jimmy Shaw during a two-hour lunch with him and a friend at Lotería Grill. Shaw is an affable chef that was…

Magee’s – The first restaurant in the original Farmers Market is still going strong

During the Great Depression and before the Farmers Market opened in July 1934, Blanche Magee and her husband Raymond had a couple of stalls at the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. They sold their famous peanut butter and horseradish. One day while…

Planet Dailies – A Daily Dose of Fun

An A-list of celebrities attended the grand opening of the Planet Dailies last April. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez, and television and radio personality Mario Lopez all attended to sample some of cocktail master Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese’s creative cocktails, and Executive Chef Adrian Tenorio’s…

Short Order: Long on Flavor

My daughter chuckled as I tried biting into the thick Ida’s Old School Burger made with a large grass-fed beef patty and layered with melted cheddar cheese, pickles, heirloom tomatoes, savory grilled onions, crisp iceberg lettuce and Executive Chef Christian Page’s secret sauce. “Our…

The Veggie Grill

Last year, The Veggie Grill on Sunset Blvd. offered a 50% donation for every paid order one evening to benefit Larchmont Charter School. By the end of the night, the West Hollywood school raised $500 for needed supplies. Last August, The Veggie Grill at the…

Monsieur Marcel for Lunch? Mais OUI!

Strolling through the original Farmers Market, I always enjoy walking past the Monsieur Marcel bistro and gourmet store. There are always a few patrons sitting together speaking French, while sipping a glass of wine and sharing a plate of cheese or enjoying a croque…

Melting Pot Tours- A Historical Tour of the Original Farmers Market

Joining a small gathering of people in front of the iconic clock tower at the original Farmers Market on the corner of Third and Fairfax, I was introduced to an orthopedic surgeon and his daughter from Newport Beach, a mother and son from New…

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