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About James Tipper

James Tipper, a rock critic turned food writer, also is a novelist and recording artist. More information about him is available at www.jamestipper.com.

Tips from James Tipper on Finding the 5 Best Burgers in WeHo

Tips from James Tipper on Finding the 5 Best Burgers in WeHo

Southern California is world-renowned for its burgers. After all, McDonald’s started here, and if you grew up in L.A. you might have...

Fri, Dec 06, 2013 with 21 Comments
Battle of the Pubs: Pearl’s and State Social House Open on the Sunset Strip

Battle of the Pubs: Pearl’s and State Social House Open on the Sunset Strip

Within days of one another, both Pearl’s Liquor Bar and State Social House opened their doors on the Sunset Strip. But which one is worth...

Mon, Sep 16, 2013 with 0 Comments
Top Five Things That Make Our Food Critic, James Tipper, Run Screaming From a Restaurant

Top Five Things That Make Our Food Critic, James Tipper, Run Screaming From a Restaurant

The following five “horrors” will, at best, deflate Tipper at his table like a leaky balloon, or at worst, make him run screaming from...

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 with 6 Comments
Breakfast in Boystown: The New Brunch Menu at St. Felix

Breakfast in Boystown: The New Brunch Menu at St. Felix

St. Felix, a Boystown neighborhood gastropub, is rolling out its new Sunday brunch menu. James Tipper snuck in to see if breakfast is any...

Mon, Aug 05, 2013 with 3 Comments
From Russia With Love: Restaurant Mari Vanna Opens On Melrose Place

From Russia With Love: Restaurant Mari Vanna Opens On Melrose Place

Nestled on Melrose Place, Mari Vanna’s babushka cottage beckons like a fable from the Brothers Grimm.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 with 1 Comment
Connie and Ted’s: Should You Believe the Hype?

Connie and Ted’s: Should You Believe the Hype?

Reviewing master chef Michael Cimarusti’s New England-style seafood joint, fueled by childhood nostalgia.

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 with 11 Comments
Mirabelle Restaurant Calls It Quits After 43 Years, Local Bar Owners Buy Property

Mirabelle Restaurant Calls It Quits After 43 Years, Local Bar Owners Buy Property

After more than 40 years serving WeHo, Mirabelle on Sunset Plaza closed its doors for good this week due to declining performance.

Thu, Jun 06, 2013 with 8 Comments
Hong Kong Meets Hollywood: Chi-Lin Brings High-End Chinese to WeHo

Hong Kong Meets Hollywood: Chi-Lin Brings High-End Chinese to WeHo

Food critic James Tipper has the full review of Chi-Lin: an ambitious new Chinese restaurant on the edge of West Hollywood and on the edge...

Thu, May 23, 2013 with 0 Comments
Super Chef Suzanne Goin Talks About the New A.O.C. and Her Next Innovation in Dining

Super Chef Suzanne Goin Talks About the New A.O.C. and Her Next Innovation in Dining

Goin's A.O.C. wine bar enters its second decade with a new look and in a new location on WeHo’s doorstep.

Thu, May 16, 2013 with 3 Comments
A Devout Carnivore Goes Vegan For a Day at Crossroads

A Devout Carnivore Goes Vegan For a Day at Crossroads

Can food critic James Tipper survive an upscale, multi-course vegan meal or maybe even enjoy it?

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 with 9 Comments
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