It’s summer and you’re hungry and you can’t decide what to eat, but fear not – the LA Street Food Fest is back for its 5th year and it’s bringing you the goods. Come to the Rose Bowl this Saturday, June 28th, and enjoy the food of some of LA’s finest vendors. Sip on cocktails, […]

Kaiza Eats // Figaro

Do you ever think about an ideal food day? Not the one where you have endless hours to cook, but a day when you eat out and everything falls into place (your mouth) and it’s delicious? Don’t hate me, but I keep having them at Figaro. In all honesty, I had never bothered to go […]

Kaiza Eats // Boathouse Style

If you had told me years ago that I would look forward to eating breakfast at the Echo Park Boathouse I would’ve thought you were a nut, on drugs, or both (which is entirely likely). I would have reminded you about that one time my (white) foster dog jumped in the water and came back […]

Kaiza Eats // Patty Meltin

Laurel Tavern is one of the places I love to hate. It stems less from dislike of Studio City, a soft, melt in your mouth creation reside so very far away? Even the patty melt, one of the world’s more confused sandwiches, fills a hole in your heart you didn’t know existed. Perhaps the journey allows […]

Kaiza Eats // Pizza Pizza!!!

The first thing that everyone brings up when you mention DeSano Pizza, the new eatery to hit East Hollywood, is its behemoth parking lot. It’s big like a suburban dream—though my perception may be slightly skewed after years of trying to park in this city. In fact, everything here is slightly more. The family-style dining […]

Kaiza Eats // Meat. Philly Style.

A cheesesteak needs few things to be complete but they need to be done right. Whiz, the new sandwich shop in Koreatown, hits all the high points with ease. Owned by Jimmy of Beer Belly (whose short ribs I’m still talking about months after eating them), helmed by a South Philly chef and rocking homemade […]

OPEN UP // Food Valentine Style

We are pressured mercilessly about Valentine’s Day for months before it happens. Told it’s the one day when grand gestures and romance are REQUIRED. And yes it’s ridiculous and yes, it’s commercialized but in the spirit of the day, I say fuck it. Stay home tonight and have yourself a little sex picnic. I mean, […]

Kaiza Eats // Burger Edition

Los Angeles is the home of many things, including a staggering assortment of burgers. It’s the land of brioche, slow cooked onions and mountains of arugula, gourmet prices and sous-vide meat. Which, barring this town’s obsession with brioche, I normally love. But sometimes you just want a no-frills burger. A simple, rugged sandwich made with […]

New Food New Year // HomeState

Any place that mentions breakfast tacos (or any tacos, really) excites me. HomeState didn’t disappoint. Adorably decorated with the requisite deer and Texan baubles, it instantly comforts the diner. Located next to Covell, the menu is full of Central-Texas inspired delights, including weirdly delectable Tex-Czech (?!)  pastries called Kolaches. The brisket taco was incredible and […]

I’m a Mess // Mess Hall

Simply walking into Mess Hall makes me happy. Located in the historic building which most recently housed Louise’s, it’s a lofty space complete with an outdoor fire pit, an oyster bar and a couple of flat screens strategically placed out of the way for people who can’t eat without team sports. (Also, it makes me feel […]