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  • Ten @ 10: Random thoughts for 2012

    Ten @ 10: Random thoughts for 2012
    The tinsel and colored lights are coming down, the wreaths are brown around the edges and January’s ho-hums are replacing December’s ho-ho-hos. Don’t despair too much. The gray glum kicking off 2012 is a good time to ponder all sorts...
  • Charlie Trotter's garden part of walk tradition

    There are lots of garden walks in the city and burbs, but very few offer garden visitors corn soup with Manila clams and a peek at the back-of-the-restaurant herb garden of a place like       Charlie Trotter’s. But during last weekend’s 43rd...
  • Provisions on the way to the wine country

    Forgot the bread? Need to pick up a couple of cheeses or some ripe fruit? Here are our favorite spots for filling in the gaps on the way to your wine country picnic. Or maybe you forgot to cook? No worries; many of these shops offer everything you'll...
  • New edition of 'Ma Gastronomie' with a Thomas Keller introduction

    He loved butter and practical jokes, had an insatiable appetite and was inclined to start his mornings by shaving outdoors with two magnums of Champagne on ice by his side. At one point, nearly half of the Michelin three-star chefs in France had trained...
  • Restaurant standouts at the Palazzo, plus one that's off the Las Vegas Strip

    Here are the notable restaurants in the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas), plus one worthy maverick off the Strip: Carnevino, (702) 789-4141; www.carnevino.com. Open 5:30 to 11 p.m. nightly; bar opens at 5 p.m. Lunch to...
  • At the Palazzo Las Vegas, it's no-limit dining

    THE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...
  • School's open, the butcher is in

    STEAK school is open. The Butcher of Panzano -- aka Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in all of Italy -- announces his Officina della Bistecca (Steak Workshop) in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region: "In a very convivial and above all...
  • David Myers' culinary empire in flux

    David Myers' culinary empire in flux
    These are the last days of Sona, the elegant restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard that has been a fixture of Los Angeles' fine-dining scene for nearly eight years. On Saturday, after the final mignardises go out to the last diners, the restaurant will...
  • Tackling the ethics of eating

    Tackling the ethics of eating
    There was a time, not so long ago, when eating in an environmentally, ethically conscious way was a drab business -- brown and beige food, with a few wilted organic vegetables relegated to a woebegone produce bin at the grocery store. But these days,...
  • Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream

    Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream
    A plan was hatched. The moment his name was announced, they'd jump-tackle him onstage, ruffle his Mohawk on live television. That's how sure the other contestants were that Dale Levitski would win "Top Chef." Levitski would accept the $100,000 -- money...
  • Apple -- a new hang in hard partying West Hollywood?

    Apple -- a new hang in hard partying West Hollywood?
    THE sprawling space at 665 N. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood has had so many names over the years that I can't recall them all. Each one promised an elegant restaurant and hip lounge experience, soldiered on for a while, then faded. Now, Apple...
  • Le Lan chef goes casual at new Avondale eatery

    First impressions: Located in an Avondale strip mall between a laundromat and a dry cleaner, Urban Belly is a hip noodle and dumpling shop that feels as if it dropped in from Mars. It is supposed to be an antidote to the high-end dining that chef Bill Kim...