My first dinner at chi SPACCA was this past May in honor of Mother’s Day. Mama appreciates fine charcuterie (paired with finer wine, of course) and I had heard very good things about the house-cured meats served at this latest addition to the Mozza family.
The kitchen is headed by Chef Chad Colby and overseen by Nancy Silverton and her partners Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.
The space, which was formerly the site of Scuola di Pizza, is dominated by the open kitchen, which is in turn dominated by a massive grill.
chi SPACCA is best known for its generously portioned proteins, like the 42 ounce Tomahawk pork chop ($80) and 50 ounce costata alla fiorentina ($210). Both are grilled on an open flame and are perfect for sharing with groups.
I stuck mainly to the menu’s smaller format dishes on my two visits due to not having enough mouths around the table. A third visit, with a posse, is definitely in order.
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Tis the season for turkey, but I can’t get my mind off of Korean fried chicken.
A few years back, I’d frequent “KFC” joints several times a month, power ranking each spot as I went along. I lost my momentum and enthusiasm somewhere along the way, but quickly picked up where I left off at The Prince. Fingers sticky and lips burning, it was easy to remember how these deep-fried birds found their way into my heart.
According to the restaurant’s website, The Prince was originally known as The Windsor. The interior, forever frozen in the roaring ’20s, boasts a genuinely stately feel with ruby red accents at every turn—from the carpet to the wallpaper, lamp shades, and table cloths.
As luck would have it, our party of five was seated right next to the pianist. He warmed our hearts and spirits with his rousing renditions of “Let it Be” and “Hotel California.” The best seat in the house!
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This past Saturday, local food bloggers and the top culinary talents in Los Angeles descended upon Coolhaus in Pasadena for the ultimate bake sale: Eat My Blog.
While we were setting up the display with a seemingly endless bounty of sweet and savory treats, a line was already forming outside on East Colorado Boulevard.
The line continued to stretch down the block for the duration of the bake sale, with most of the stock running out within two hours.
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Eat My Blog is back and ready to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief through the Philippine Red Cross. Please join us on Saturday, November 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Coolhaus Pasadena for the fanciest bake sale around. The Eat My Blog tables will be lined with sweet and savory creations from from L.A.’s very best chefs, restaurants, food bloggers, and writers.
Make sure to arrive early to snag cream cheese pumpkin bars from Animal and Son of a Gun, “hot dog in a waffle on a stick” from Night + Market, caramels from Le Bon Garcon, baguettes from Republique, brownies from Roy Choi, persimmon crisps from Xoia, and so much more!
The complete menu will be released in the coming days on our Facebook event page, as well as the official event website. In the meantime, take a peek at our impressive roster of bakers after the jump.
Let’s raise a lot of dough for the Philippines! I hope to see you there!
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