| Oct 5, 2013
Is it fair to judge a new restaurant by one dish? Because as much as I would like to concentrate on the fried cauliflower or delicious crab crostino with lardo at Bucato, the new restaurant from Evan Funke, whom you may remember from his term at Rustic...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"We can actually solve the problem" of childhood hunger, said Participant Media CEO Jim Berk, one of the honorees at Tuesday night's No Kid Hungry dinner and auction for Share Our Strength at Ron Burkle's expansive Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills....
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Online restaurant reservations service OpenTable Inc. announced Wednesday that it had bought rival bookings operation Rezbook from Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount.
OpenTable said it seats 12 million diners a month via online reservations for...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...
| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| Jan 5, 2013
OK, we've all had our holiday fun and feasting. And somehow another roast turkey or standing rib roast doesn't sound as appealing as it did on Day One or Two or Three. At this point, it's hold the gravy, the rich desserts and the bubbly and get down to...
| Oct 13, 2012
I promise you this isn't a story about dog treats.
If you've been dining out at some of L.A.'s hippest chef-driven restaurants lately, you might have noticed a recurring ingredient on the menu. Pig ears. You heard me, pig ears.
Recently, at the L.A....
| Oct 27, 2012
When Ben Ford introduced his Ford's Filling Station in 2006, the fledgling gastropub was mobbed. The right idea at the right time: moderately priced comfort food in a rustic, no-frills setting. Big portions and hearty dishes — in other words, fuel....
| Sep 8, 2012
Sang Yoon started the no-substitutions or modifications trope at Father's Office, I think, where he refused to serve his notorious hamburger without blue cheese or countenance ketchup on his fries. Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook turned it into an aesthetic at...
| Dec 8, 2012
I'm always receiving emails or texts from friends needing to know (right away!) where to go for breakfast in this or that neighborhood. The first meal of the day is ideal for catching up with friends or meeting up with a colleague or out-of-town visitor....