Hey, Long Beach foodies! The most delicious week of the year in the LBC is rapidly approaching - do you know where you're eating yet? Dine LBC is August 5-13, and here are my top 10 Restaurant Week picks:(more…)
We are a creative generation, we are a food-obsessed generation, we are a social media-driven/“do it for the gram” generation – it was only a matter of time before the Museum of Ice Cream was born. (Dare we say it was inevitable?) But, hey, no judgements here! If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us.(more…)
Despite their reservations, most high-end chefs have embraced social media wholeheartedly. Vartan Abgaryan, the chef and partner at 71Above in downtown Los Angeles, says that he has yet to see any real downside to Instagram in his kitchen or dining room. At first, he was charmed when he noticed people tagging their friends to make dinner plans in the comments of the pictures of food, before he realized what a powerful marketing tool was at his disposal and hired someone full time to manage and monitor his restaurant’s Instagram presence.
If you’re a food lover with an Instagram, chances are you follow @infatuation. If you don’t follow them yet, you’ve probably seen their famous hashtag #EEEEEATS floating around on social media, most likely linked to a photo of a burger with a dripping egg on it, or some similar food pornography. The Infatuation is one of the leaders in today’s food scene, best known for its hilarious restaurant reviews and social media domination. They pretty much pioneered the Instagram food craze five years ago, and continued their trendsetting by throwing the first ever food festival. EEEEEATSCON was a day dedicated to all things delicious, showcasing some of LA’s best eats and featuring panels with famous chefs and other innovators in the food world.
We sampled pretty much every food they had on site (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!) and picked our favorites.
1. Chicken Tikka Masala Tots – “You gonna eat your tots?” Famous Indian restaurant Badmaash took their popular Chicken Tikka Poutine and gave it a tater tot upgrade for EEEEEATSCON. Napoleon Dynamite would be proud.