Aaron Clayton, the owner of Origin Cafe took time out of his busy schedule, to sit down with us, and answer some of the questions that comes up when you walk into his kosher culinary heaven here on Pico Blvd. Enjoy. Continue reading “A Fascinating Interview with ‘Origin Cafe’ Chef and Owner. Must Read.”
OK Kosher and Kehilla Kosher (Los Angeles) announced on November 5, 2015, their decision to merge the two organizations. The merger agreement was approved by the respective corporate boards with support of the community rabbinic advisory board of Kehilla Kosher. Continue reading “OK Kosher took over Kehilla Kosher in Los Angeles”
At Origin Café, they strive to provide the freshest and highest quality food available. With this in mind, they have established fantastic relationships with farmers, fishermen, and specialty vendors. Continue reading “New Origin Cafe on Pico is Bringing Breakfast Back.”
When hunger strikes and you are on Melrose, there is now a great glatt kosher place to go to. The owner, Yoel, is a very sweet Jew, who is always in a good mood. Asked him, what happened? How did you expanded the place so nicely? He replies “it’s only to make another Jew feel happy”. The place have an Israeli touch to it. The Shawarma Lafa was pretty good, and made a great lunch. It tasted like the name of the place “Ta-eem” (Tasty).
For sure going back there.
Continue reading “Ta-eem (Tasty) , expands the restaurant on Melrose L’Shana Tova.”
Ralphs is a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area and the largest subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger. It is the oldest such chain west of the Mississippi River. Kroger also operates stores under the Food 4 Less and Foods Co. names in California. Continue reading “The Largest Kosher Food Selection Sold By A Non Jewish Owned Supermarket In LA”
RFD, Real Food Daily is a kosher bliss. The place is strictly vegan and organic, and they are holding a kosher certificate signed by Rabbi Yehuda Bukspan. As they have no dairy or meat and everything is plant base, a lot of restrictions don’t apply. It is safe to eat there to a degree that even if you are fleishig (Meaty), you can still go and enjoy everything on their menu. Continue reading “It’s a Celebrity Spot. It’s Organic, Kosher and Vegan. Russell Simmons is a Regular, and There is Almost Always Someone Wearing A Kipa In The Crowd.”
PitaWay was a nice idea. Pitas are being baked on site and you get the old school Israeli, Mediterranean feel. So what happened? Continue reading “Chickpeas Vegetarian & Vegan, Opens Where PitaWay used to be on Melrose.”
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Sliding in under the radar during the holidays, chef Alex Reznik threw open the doors to Ditmas Kitchen and Cocktails this week, his new Pico-Robertson neighborhood restaurant full of communal tables and farm-to-table aesthetics on one side, and a white-tablecloth dining room on the other. Reznik hit the local scene at Ivan Kane’s Cafe Was during his Top Chef: New Orleans stint, and then went on to open the kosher steak and sushi spot La Seine. Ditmas is his first solo venture as chef and owner, so it’s more personal, from the name (inspired by the Brooklyn street Alex grew up near) to the culturally diverse menu of dishes inspired by family recipes. He’s serving up shareable plates like soft pretzels with horseradish mustard; whitefish rillettes with brioche; short-rib flatbread with salsa verde and Fresno chiles; salmon pastrami with parsnip puree; and duck consomme with schmaltz matzo balls. And, yes, it’s kosher. Cocktails are made with small-batch spirits, seasonal ingredients and special housemade tinctures, and beers hail from local brewers and beyond. Ditmas opens daily from 4 PM-midnight.
8731 W. Pico Blvd.; 310-271-9300