If you aren't knee-deep in goodwill towards man, you are, like most of the Internet, probably knee-deep in goodwill towards Ikea Monkey instead. This little guy and his subsequent web frenzy were basically what got us through this week.
Tis the season... of Best Of lists. Never to shy away from the holiday spirit, I am very pleased to present Unemployed Eater's very own enumeration.
While looking for things to do in L.A., the one thing you can never forget is the incredible array of food options. There are more restaurants than you will know what to do with in L.A., as the city features every ethnicity and price-range and taste imaginable.
Did you not get your latke quotient filled this week? This is the last night to get Suzanne Tracht's special latkes at Jar.
Unless you recently sold 66 pages to Random House for $3.7 million dollars, you're probably feeling a different kind of flush this holiday season -- the burning anxiety of having just unloaded tons of money on gifts you oh-so-badly need but can't afford.
Traversing this month's landscape of holiday cheer is a full-time job. Not to mention your actual job, your social life, and the fact that you can't pay for any of it. Never fear, we weeded through this weekend's onslaught to give you the best of the best.
Just as white truffle season winds down, starting this week, all three Chaya restaurants will offer a Winter Truffle Affair to celebrate the seasonal Perigord winter black truffle.
This week, we'll be checking out a new restaurant, going to a concert or two, hitting up a great spa event... and watching John Waters' own Christmas spectacular after hitting up the 3rd Street Holiday Fair.
There are sample sales to pillage, books to be signed, and a gaping hole in our highbrow culture world that needs filling. This weekend, we're living it up... with nary a puppet nor biopic in sight.
Now that we've cleared the first two hurdles in holiday season mayhem (that would be Thursday's food coma and Friday's shopping frenzy), we're settling in to a month full of rum cocktails, sparkling trees and dark, cozy bars
The BevMo Holiday Beerfest happens at Golden Road Brewery Saturday. Forty five dollars gets you unlimited samples of holiday beers from from breweries like Ass Kisser, Big Hurt, Chimay, Hanger 24, Rogue, The Brewery, and more.
Looking at pantry essentials in a new way is what Season 2 Top Chef Ilan Hall excels at, and his idea of pulling everything he can out of a single ingredient is easily transferred to a home kitchen.
Just because you're not yet -- or ever again -- indulging in a bona fide Thanksgiving meal complete with tense inter-family relations and answering all those uncomfortable questions doesn't mean you can't have all the holiday fun you want right here.
In Sandy Relief news, eat the yellowtail carpaccio and drink the Fusion Shot at Koi throughout the month, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Sandy response via the restaurant's charitable foundation, Just a Little.
The new menu at Circa 55 showcases locally sourced, sustainable foods.
With t-minus one week between us and Thanksgiving, we're savoring the flavor of pre-holiday hustle, bustle and family overload. The quiet before the food coma begins now with art openings, new restaurants, and tons of charity.