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Gastrokid Hits Astroburger

My culinary standards have always plunged precipitously when my wife leaves town. It’s a kind of barbaric reversion. One day I’ll be devising well-balanced, sometimes even nuanced, dinners for us; the next day I’ll be standing at the counter eating … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Batali and Silverton’s New Pizzeria Mozza is Gastrokid-Friendly From the Get Go

Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton’s much-anticipated Los Angeles restaurant Pizzeria Mozza finally opened last week (the fancier Osteria is expected to early next year). And we’re happy to report it is already the family date place of the … Continue reading

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The Kid Friendly Restaurant World Tour Begins

Thanks for all your comments today – especially those of you who contributed suggestions on the Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World. We’ve enjoyed a taste test from as far afield as Tokyo to Switzerland to San Francisco and we’re … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World

Guys, we’re going to need your help on this one. Both Hugh and I like to eat out. And we also like to take our kids with us (most of the time anyway). However, as regular readers of Gastrokid will … Continue reading

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Bar Be No Queue

Seriously contrived headline I’ll be the first to admit but here’s the deal: those good folks over at Urban Baby have tipped us off to what is perhaps the only way of managing quality restuarant dining with the time constraints … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Restaurant Review: The Trails, Los Angeles

There are certain restaurants that you bump into as an adult and know you would’ve loved them as a kid: Trader Vic’s in L.A., Peter Luger in New York, and any Brazilian Churrascaria anywhere come to mind (the swords, fire, … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Restaurant Review: Kiku Sushi, Los Angeles

Dad’s day with Desmond turned into a mid-day sushi experiment. Bear in mind the little one hasn’t sat still at a restaurant for more than 7 minutes in the past year, which is how we found ourselves saving 50 dollars … Continue reading

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Kimchi and Sippy Cups – the Perfect Wedding Anniversary Celebration

It’s our wedding anniversary today (the sixth which we’ve celebrated by buying a rocking-little cast-iron skillet – iron being the gift de ano for this occasion). Rather than spend money on baby-sitters we decided to celebrate en famile masse at … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Gastrokid Restaurant Review: Pueblo Viejo, Los Angeles

We’ve all been there as diners (pre-children or on date night) wishing the family of four at the nearby table would just clear out, taking their trail of spilled sugar, knocked-over water glasses, and unruly offspring with them. And then … Continue reading

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Surfas to Heirs

Wherein a family raids a commercial restaurant supply store and cafe… and miraculously comes out unscathed “Still life with NSF-certified cutting board and candied pansies” (at left) It’s that sort of contrapuntal culinary poetry that comes out of Surfas, the … Continue reading

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