Food Archive

You Say Tomato, I Say Gazpacho

By: Rose Apodaca

This just might be my favorite time of year, in large part because the most delicious, most colorful heirloom tomatoes are available. With any luck, they are over ripe for the picking, too, at my farmer’s market (Andy and I shop the Hollywood one, as you followers on our Instagram account know all too well!). […]

Happy Birthday Andy!

By: Rose Apodaca

Today marks the birthday of the one and only Andy Griffith, our singular commander on this ship of design fools. Of course, the festivities got underway Saturday night when my other half in A+R and I whet our collective whistle at the Stone Brew Company store in Pasadena with a pint of Andy’s preferred IPA, […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Sunday Funday at Abbot Kinney Festival

By: Rose Apodaca

Today is another day to hold on to the carefree spirit of summer with the Abbot Kinney Festival, a street party filled with live music, food and craft booths, and—among the 150,000 visitors descending on the boulevard—the eccentric mix of crazies that make Venice what it is. Our A+R location at 171 Abbot Kinney will […]

Put a Cap on the Fourth

By: Alex Dinari

As grills from coast to coast fire up this Fourth of July, we at A+R believe a meatless Independence Day isn’t necessarily unpatriotic. On my grill this supersized of American holidays will be the Portabella mushroom. Available year-round, select Portabellas with a tight underside and light-colored gills. With a mighty Star Spangled Spatula by J. […]

A VIP Lunch at Cucina Nina Clemente

By: Rose Apodaca

Will work for food. That might as well be my motto. Andy can certainly have his way when he puts his extensive cooking talents to work (which, admittedly, is nightly…OK, the cooking—not having his way!). And so it came, with the promise of dinner, that one of our favorite people, Nina Clemente, came calling one […]