As we previously noted, Santa Monica has defied expectations from the past year and seen a surprising boom for New Restaurants. Founders from five concepts with diverse culinary backgrounds shared visions for their businesses. Interstellar Chef Angie Kim and coffee-fueled husband Daniel debuted Interstellar in 2020 in a historic building above the beach with one goal in mind: “to start off people’s day with great food and great coffee.” Interstellar refers to the space betwee
Interstellar! Hungry and wistful about the recent closing of Hurry Curry on Sawtelle, I stopped into Interstellar near the Third Street Promenade for a West LA katsu curry fix. The Japanese curry at this new-ish cafe is silky smooth, even golden in the right light, and comes with a generous mound of rice that’s topped with a panko-crusted chicken cutlet. Judging by what I saw on tables nearby, they pull off the wide range of offerings and I’ll definitely be back to try more.
Practice makes perfect. The best way to improve your latte art skills at home is to watch tutorials on Youtube and practice . . . ALOT! To improve latte art at home, it's not just about pouring technique but also how to pull and espresso shot and how to steam correctly for latte art. Check out some killer resources for tutorials to help guide your at home latte art practice sessions: CHRIS BACA JAMES HOFFMAN Happy Brewing! - Daniel Kim #eatdrinkla #brunch #nationalcoffeeday #
There's nothing worse than stale coffee. Make sure to keep coffee in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place, away from sunlight. Happy Brewing! - Daniel Kim #eatdrinkla #brunch #nationalcoffeeday #freestuff #justfeedme #freecoffee #coffeelover #freemug #interstellar #interstellarla #santamonica #santamonicafood #beachfood #brunch #baristatips #baristaknowledge #coffeetips #coffeeathome #runingonempty #coffeelover #coffeeshop #supportsmallbusiness #smallbiz #support
Your guide to the best chicken wings in LA! This year’s Super Bowl viewing experience may look a little different for some of us (i.e., we’ll be watching from home instead of our usual sports bar), but one thing remains the same: you’ll find us tucking into a plate full of crispy, saucy wings. Happily, LA has plenty of excellent wing options available for takeout and delivery, from classic tangy buffalo to double fried Korean style. Check out our list of the best chicken wing
I prefer whole beans. I prefer buying whole beans myself. One important thing to remember when purchasing whole bean coffee is to always make sure to check the roasting date to make sure the coffee is still fresh. For pre-ground coffees I would suggest getting an instant specialty coffee, it's easy to make and tastes great! I've listed some great options for pre-ground coffee brands:
SUDDEN COFFEE Makes instant coffees for major specialty coffee shops around the world VIOL
Invest in an espresso machine. I would highly recommend investing some money on an espresso machine if you want to make a good cup of espresso at home.
There are some decent espresso machines that come as an all in one package (grinder + espresso + steam) The one I recommend is from the brand Breville: Barista Express Espresso Machine. If you have a stove top coffee maker like a Moka Pot and want to make a latte, here's my suggestion for the stop top milk frother: Bellman
Measure, measure, measure! Dose your coffees and follow the brewing ration from coffee roasters, or ask a barista from your favorite coffee shop for the brewing ratio. If you don't already have a scale, I recommend the ACAIA PEARL SCALE. Measuring/dosing your coffee makes a huge difference!
Happy Brewing! - Daniel Kim #eatdrinkla #brunch #nationalcoffeeday #freestuff #justfeedme #freecoffee #coffeelover #freemug #interstellar #interstellarla #santamonica #santamonicafood #be
We’re excited to participate in the inaugural @regardingherfood festival Jan 21 - 30, 2021! We’re joining other female-founded restaurants in the city to connect, collaborate and uplift. This new non-profit foundation was founded to advance women in the restaurant industry by providing small business grants, mentorship and resources! We are thrilled to be able to participate in such an amazing event and get a chance to showcase our co-owner Angie Kim, you can view her spotlig
Interstellar Offers All Day to-Go Meals and Onyx Espresso Coffee Drinks SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Restaurant owners are facing constant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. One restaurant opened right when the shutdown began in March and had to turn their whole concept upside down. Daniel Kim and his wife Angie are the owners of the all-day café Interstellar and hoped to bring a smile to their customers’ faces in the early hours. “We just wanted to provide good food and g
House Pumpkin Spice Latte (Interstellar, Santa Monica) A go-to seasonal favorite, this beverage is made with fresh Kabocha squash puree in place of the artificial syrups that can be found in most pumpkin spice latte drinks. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and Mexican vanilla capture the essence of fall for a perfectly festive libation. Founded by husband and wife Angie and Daniel Kim, Interstellar opened earlier this year and embraces the idea of America as a cultural melting pot, a