December 17, 2012 |
Muddy Leek, a new restaurant by Bon Melange Catering owners Chef Whitney Flood and Julie Retzlaff has opened in Culver City. Melange and Whitney are known for staging rotating, underground dinners together, but Muddy Leek is their first independent restaurant venture. Muddy Leek focuses on farm-to-table fare, thanking their "favorite farmers" on the menu. Everything is made in-house, showcasing ingredients locally sourced from farms and markets. The restaurant decor is a mix between an E. Stewart Williamshomeand a gastropub, with sleek, large floor-to-ceiling windows and fabric chairs, marble tabletops, peach napkins and vintage looking bar stools. Menu highlights include the chicken fried bacon with tomato chutney ($7)
August 26, 2010
Celebrate the culturally rich and ethnically diverse past, present and future of Culver City at the annual Fiesta La Ballona, a community fixture since 1951. This year's event features live performances from '60s revivalists Aquarius, Louisiana-flavored music from Lisa Haley & the Zydekats, and daring circus acrobatics from Kinetic Theory, plus local talent showcases, a beer and wine garden and carnival rides. Veteran's Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. 4:30-10 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Free.
February 18, 2013 |
More Neapolitan-style pizza hits L.A. when Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza opens Feb. 25 in Culver City in the historic Beaux Arts Washington Building on Culver Boulevard. Set to open for lunch and dinner, the sit-down pizza place will serve wood-fired sourdough pizza that crosses the Neapolitan tradition with Southern California culinary inventiveness. The "wild" in the restaurant's name is a reference to the wild yeast in the sourdough starter that is used to make the dough for the pizzas. The "mother dough," fed daily, is the work of executive chef Tin Vuong (also the chef at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach)
January 20, 2010 |
This is how to eat an order of pani puri at Samosa House East, home of some of the best Indian snacks in Los Angeles. First, roll up your sleeves. Pani puri is chaat -- Indian street snack food -- and demands to be eaten with the fingers, lustily, and with some degree of abandon. Then get ready to move. Pani puri comes in parts, and it demands a certain degree of focus and speed to assemble. There's the puri -- half a dozen or so egg-sized, eggshell-delicate balls of crisp, transparent fried bread.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 |
Getting lost while browsing the expansive grounds of Rolling Greens nursery in Culver City will become even more fun during a tent sale starting Thursday and running through May 9. Discounts of 50% to 75% will be offered on a wide assortment of items, including antique Chinese furniture, containers from Vietnam and Italy, raku vases from Japan, baskets from the Philippines, plus artificial flowers and live plants. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
December 2, 2009
Thierry Perez, former co-owner of Fraîche, says he is planning to open Waterloo & City in Culver City by the end of this month or the beginning of 2010. Perez says he has partnered with Carlos Tomazos, who had been manager at Gilt and had worked at Per Se, both in New York. The third partner and chef, who asked not to be named because he hasn't notified his current employer, describes it as a British-style gastropub with a predominantly Italian and French menu. "He's English and I'm French," Perez offers as an explanation.