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May 14, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Vartan Abgaryan has been executive chef at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake since late last year when he took over the kitchen at the dreamy neighborhood spot on Sunset Boulevard. Abgaryan, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, worked at Andre Soltner's Lutece in Las Vegas before returning to Southern California, where by the age of 25 he was chef at Red Pearl Kitchen, then A Restaurant in Newport. He opened Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and in November took the reins at Cliff's Edge from Benjamin Bailly.
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February 7, 2014 | By Jenn Harris
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for a restaurant. If all goes well, it can be an unforgettable meal a couple will remember for the rest of their lives. But with all that pressure to be perfect, things can go horribly wrong. There are countless rings to hide, requests for "the most romantic table" and fires to put out when couples decide to break up in the middle of the dining room. Oh those fires. Josie LeBalch, chef at Josie Restaurant and Next Door by Josie has seen her fair share of Valentine's Day proposals.
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NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Anh Do
Fast-food news travels fast: Taco Bell is quietly testing a new "waffle taco" at three Southern California locations, including its Santa Ana restaurant on Grand Avenue. And by 10 a.m. Tuesday, a steady stream of customers was coming in to order the new breakfast menu item in multiples -- four, six, 10 or more -- for a mere 89 cents each. The waffle taco comes steaming in foil, a waffle folded around a thin sausage patty and a generous helping of scrambled eggs. Squeeze the packet of Heinz table syrup over the top for a sinful morning treat.
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May 14, 2013 | By Anh Do
Fast-food news travels fast: Taco Bell is quietly testing a new "waffle taco" at three Southern California locations, including its Santa Ana restaurant on Grand Avenue. And by 10 a.m. Tuesday, a steady stream of customers was coming in to order the new breakfast menu item in multiples -- four, six, 10 or more -- for a mere 89 cents each. The waffle taco comes steaming in foil, a waffle folded around a thin sausage patty and a generous helping of scrambled eggs. Squeeze the packet of Heinz table syrup over the top for a sinful morning treat.
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January 24, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Since leaving his post at the Roosevelt Hotel's Library Bar late last year, noted mixologist Matthew Biancaniello has been a bit of a nomad -- popping up here and there in a consulting gig, or as a guest bartender. The situation has left fans of Biancaniello's intricate, deeply herbacious, farmers market-driven cocktails thirsty for a regular fix. Now Biancaniello appears close to settling down -- at least once a week -- and perhaps more, at Silver Lake's Cliff's Edge. Although no permanent arrangement has been made, Biancaniello will spend his first night behind the bar at Cliff's Edge on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when he and the restaurant's new executive chef, Vartan Abgaryan, will host a seven-course, cocktail-pairing dinner called "Little + Often: A Day in 7 Courses.
FOOD
February 7, 2014 | By Jenn Harris
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for a restaurant. If all goes well, it can be an unforgettable meal a couple will remember for the rest of their lives. But with all that pressure to be perfect, things can go horribly wrong. There are countless rings to hide, requests for "the most romantic table" and fires to put out when couples decide to break up in the middle of the dining room. Oh those fires. Josie LeBalch, chef at Josie Restaurant and Next Door by Josie has seen her fair share of Valentine's Day proposals.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
As of late September chef Bejamin Bailly has no longer helmed the kitchen at Dana Hollister's Silver Lake restaurant, Cliff's Edge. A little under a year after Bailly overhauled the restaurant's menu in a move that generated significant buzz , Bailly has been replaced by former Public Kitchen & Bar chef Vartan Abgaryan. No reason has been given for Bailly's departure, but Hollister and team welcome Abgaryan and his new menu featuring local, seasonal seafood, meats and veggies.
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October 4, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Mole Festival: How much do you like mole? The fifth annual Feria de los Moles Sunday at Olvera Street will give you a chance to find out. Billed as the largest Mexican food festival in the U.S., this year's event will pit Puebla versus Oaxaca in a mole-off featuring local restaurants and vendors from each region. Team Puebla will include Delicias Poblanas, Elenitas Moles, Goyos Nieves, Mole de San Miguel Xaltepec, Mole Doña Kaelita, Mole Doña Socorro and Mole Santa María Nenetzinla.
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November 16, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Prepare to be seduced by "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. " Those thunks you may have heard in recent days are copies of the hefty cookbook landing on doorsteps and mailboxes since its Oct. 30 release. Written by New York-based food blogger Deb Perelman, the book already hit the No. 1 spot on Amazon.com's list of cookbooks and at last check is at the No. 15 spot on the seller's top 100 overall books. To say this is one of the most hotly anticipated cookbooks of the year would be an understatement, as evidenced in part by the stellar cast of food bloggers who have written glowing reviews for the book jacket, among them: Ree Drummond (a.k.a.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Vartan Abgaryan has been executive chef at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake since late last year when he took over the kitchen at the dreamy neighborhood spot on Sunset Boulevard. Abgaryan, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, worked at Andre Soltner's Lutece in Las Vegas before returning to Southern California, where by the age of 25 he was chef at Red Pearl Kitchen, then A Restaurant in Newport. He opened Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and in November took the reins at Cliff's Edge from Benjamin Bailly.
NEWS
January 24, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Since leaving his post at the Roosevelt Hotel's Library Bar late last year, noted mixologist Matthew Biancaniello has been a bit of a nomad -- popping up here and there in a consulting gig, or as a guest bartender. The situation has left fans of Biancaniello's intricate, deeply herbacious, farmers market-driven cocktails thirsty for a regular fix. Now Biancaniello appears close to settling down -- at least once a week -- and perhaps more, at Silver Lake's Cliff's Edge. Although no permanent arrangement has been made, Biancaniello will spend his first night behind the bar at Cliff's Edge on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when he and the restaurant's new executive chef, Vartan Abgaryan, will host a seven-course, cocktail-pairing dinner called "Little + Often: A Day in 7 Courses.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
As of late September chef Bejamin Bailly has no longer helmed the kitchen at Dana Hollister's Silver Lake restaurant, Cliff's Edge. A little under a year after Bailly overhauled the restaurant's menu in a move that generated significant buzz , Bailly has been replaced by former Public Kitchen & Bar chef Vartan Abgaryan. No reason has been given for Bailly's departure, but Hollister and team welcome Abgaryan and his new menu featuring local, seasonal seafood, meats and veggies.
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