Grilled Octopus with Braised Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Tender, steak-like octopus gets topped with a spicy Guajillo chile sauce and homemade pesto, and rests on a bed of nicely stewed black-eyed peas.
Travis Lett
Los Angeles

The 8 Most Essential Places to Eat in Venice Beach

Venice has treasures old and new when it comes to its restaurants and bars, from crazy-hyped Gjelina to the classic appeal of The Great Western Steak & Hoagie.
Munchies Staff
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Roast These Spicy Shrimp to Live a Better Life

This spicy, charred prawn recipe is the greatest thing that's happened since last summer.
Munchies Staff
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Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2015

We here at MUNCHIES have tirelessly racked our greasy brains to compile the best food-related gifts on planet Earth, and quite possibly the universe. Behold, The MUNCHIES Holiday Gift Guide.
Munchies Staff
restaurant industry

A Great Restaurant Is Only as Good as Its Staff

People used to text me and ask, “Are you going to be there tonight?” And I would respond, “It doesn’t matter. My staff will be there.”
Travis Lett
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Why There's a Controversy Surrounding This Artisanal Bakery in Venice

California's Venice beach is changing fast, with Google, Snapchat, and more high-end restaurants taking up more of its real estate every day. Meet the young, baker entrepreneur who has been the poster child for the area's transformation.
William Fowler
Los Angeles

How to Eat Climate Change

Considering all of the recent talk about global warming, it’s time to start considering what will happen when the freeways collapse and the Pacific Ocean starts to boil and the La Brea tarpits open up again. What will we eat in LA?
Richard Parks