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Nestled in the heart of Venice, on the trendy street Abbot Kinney, lies Salt Air Venice Bistro where you can get delectable, fresh, oceanic fair. There are few things we love more than Lobster Rolls and Monkey Bread and that is exactly what we indulged in during our memorable meal. Executive chef Greg Daniels, knows how to serve-up one heck of a “Connecticut Style” Lobster Roll. (trust us, this is one you do not want to miss) Watch our Tastemade appisode below for a BTS look at this Venice gem.

Tastemade is hopping on the mixology bandwagon! With help from Stillhouse Moonshine we crafted the THREE essential cocktails you must try going into Indian Summer, Fall, and Winter. STILLHOUSE has elevated the classic American craft of making Moonshine by using estate-grown corn and a proprietary recipe, then distilling it five times for superior quality and a remarkably smooth finish.

Spicy Apple Crisp

  • 2 oz. Stillhouse Apple Crisp Moonshine
  • 3/4 oz. Smoked chipotle chili infused Orgeat
  • 3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Garnish with your favorite fall herb - sage, rosemary or cinnamon stick.
Peach Don’t Kill My Vibe
  • 2 oz. Freshly made lemonade
  • 2 oz. Stillhouse Peach Tea Moonshine
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Pomegranate juice
Garnish with a slice of fresh peach and champagne grapes.
Irish Coconut Cream
  • 2 oz. Freshly made irish cream
  • 2 oz. Stillhouse Coconut Moonshine
Garnish with crumbled pieces of chocolate or toffee.

Here at Tastemade we believe that some of the happiest moments in life are created around a dining room table. With that in mind, we are always striving to create those one-of-kind, authentic food moments for people in our community to remember and cherish. A few weeks back we hosted an exclusive pop-up dinner at The Great Company in partnership with Kitchensurfing— the dinner went off without a hitch! Chef Adam from the Kitchensurfing delivered a 5-course, farm-to-table, seasonal feast that left all us all in food-coma bliss. The event was truly one for the books, with endless laughs, new friendships, and of course mind-blowing food. To get a peak into this magical evening, check out some of the Tastemade appisodes below!

For those of you who are not familiar, Kitchensurfing delivers the experience and convenience of a private chef at an accessible price through its online marketplace of outstanding local cooks. With a variety of cuisines, price points, and chefs, Kitchensurfing invites users to explore the world through food in their very own kitchen. To learn more about KS check out this Tastemade wrap-up video:

BIG thanks to The Great Company for providing an incredible backdrop to our dinner, Kitchensurfing for the delectable food,  as well as Summerland for providing the fresh, seasonal produce for the dinner!

Want to help us make a show? Here’s your chance!

Tag your favorite places and dishes using #SAFoodboard on social media and we will pick our favorite and feature them on our next episode!

We are excited to see where you take Megan next!  

Tastemade’s Android app is Here!

Yes, it’s true! Our nifty lil’ Android app is FINALLY here. Can we can an amen!?

Head over to Google Play to download and start watching and creating appisodes in your neighborhood or across the globe! Be sure to check out our Android FAQ if you have any questions. 

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Tastemade is the best way to discover restaurants around the world, and around the corner.

*Watch 1-minute videos from food lovers and tastemakers sharing their favorite places.
*Find great restaurants near you and know the best dishes to order.
*Capture and instantly share videos of your favorite food and travel moments.
*Create a video so good no one will believe you made it in minutes.

What everyone’s saying:
“Vine, Meets Instagram, Meets YouTube … Tastemade!” -Wired
“The concept is as brilliant as it is simple… “ -Inside Mobile Apps
“Tastemade turns everyone into a food TV star.” -MacWorld

Tastemade for Android is currently only available on Samsung devices: The Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Note 2 and Note 3. More device support coming soon.

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It’s that time again for Bite Club! We packed our studio with 19 of LA’s hottest food vendors and a rad wine truck that is inspired by mustaches. Oh yeah, that happend! To see all the action follow #biteclub on Instagram. 

Huge thanks to Cafe del Ray, Coni’SeafoodRebel Winery, Venice Duck Brewery, Melody LAX, 9021Pho, Freddy Smalls, Lusty Vegan + Farmbox, McConnells Ice Cream, Carb & Nation, Veev Cocktail, Arroy Food Truck

Check out our Photobooth Album (click image!)

Have you had milk and cookies lately? Probably not and you deserve some. We headed over to Milk Jar Cookies, a sweet cookie joint in Mid-Wilshire that feels like you’re sitting in June Cleaver’s kitchen… if she had a Pinterest account.

DIY-style shabby chic chairs, freshly cut peonies, 50’s style place settings and hundreds of freshly baked cookies. Milk Jar Cookies founder Courtney Cowan has been modifying her cookie recipe since she was a teen… now it’s all grown up.  

So, what makes the perfect cooking according to Courtney? Crispy on the outside, doughy in the middle. So, yah… we can get behind this statement. 

Watch as Courtney talks about the cookie that started it all. 

Whoa, mama!

If there is such thing as olive oil & balsamic heaven, the 18 years it takes to produce these angelic beauties is well worth the wait. We’re talking about Fig + Olive Melrose Place, a restaurant and olive oil shop inspired by cuisine from the Riviera and coastal regions of South of France, Italy and Spain. 

Tastemade and 12 of our awesome app creators were invited to preview Fig + Olive’s new summer menu, including their 18-year-aged oils, and it was … out of this world. Think salmon tartare, crab crostinis topped with apple aioli, seared scallops seasoned with orange spice and steamed white sea bass in papillote. Oh yeah, that all happened. 

We expected the vibrant flavors and colorful dishes but the presentation truly sealed the delicious deal. 

Watch! 

Want to be invited to private Tastemade community events? Here’s how

Bite Club DTLA!

Something suppppper yummy happened last week with our Tastemade community: Bite Club Under the Stars!

Our LA Tastemade creators were wined and dined by some of LA’s top eateries and beer & wine brands, (we are still laughing with Rebel Coast Winery!) and reunited together to make awesome food moments! We couldn’t have done it without Spin PR, DoubleTree By Hilton DTLA, Churro Borough, Ramekin, The Lobos Truck, Doma Kitchen, KRAVE Jerky, Araya Thai, 9021Pho, Artisan House, Local Table, BadMaash, Tatsu Ramen, Golden Road Brewery, Angel City, Pisco Porton, Rebel Coast Winery

Want to join our next event? Download our app and share your favorite food moments. It’s that easy! 

Our photo booth photos here

Tastemade for iPad!


With Tastemade for iPad you can discover the best restaurants around the world, and around the corner. Watch videos from food lovers and tastemakers sharing their favorite places.
 
iPad App Features
  • Video viewer and player
  • Watch content from tastemakers you select about your favorite         cuisines, cities, and neighborhoods
  • Find great places near you right now
  • See discussions and comments about the best places and dishes
  • Instantly share videos of your favorite places with friends & family on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

1. Discover great food from around the world
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2.Watch 1-minute video guides
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3.Follow Tastemakers in your city and the places you’re traveling to

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4. Discuss local trending spots and get tips from trusted Tastemakers
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5. Find new places to eat and travel to
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