| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Have you ever tasted real paella? And by "real," I should specify that I mean not the stuff you eat with sangria down by the beach or even the lovely yellow rice with seafood that you have to order a day in advance at Cuban restaurants, but the real...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Name of restaurant: Orsa & Winston, in downtown Los Angeles.
Chef: Josef Centeno of nearby Bäco Mercat and next door Bar Amá. Centeno started his career in New York, where he worked at Daniel and La Côte Basque. In Los Angeles, he was executive chef...
| Sep 29, 2012
With the economy still not entirely recovered, restaurants — and very good ones at that — are betting on happy hour deals to get customers in the door. I like to call it tapas hour, when you can get small bites and cocktails at attractive...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:13 AM
“Doctor Who” star Jenna-Louise Coleman has been warned. She knows that two months from now, fans at Comic-Con International in […]...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 1:52 PM
First published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 763-3466, www.nhm.org.
Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles; (213) 228-7000, www.lapl.org/central.
Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market, 700 S. Grand...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Feb 9, 2012
Navigating downtown is — there's no getting around it — tough. Even though I work there, I can never remember which one-way streets go which way. You can turn a corner and suddenly find yourself in the middle of Downtown Art Walk, with...
| Mar 17, 2012
Have you ever noticed that all of a sudden it seems that almost every restaurant you walk into is serving the same dish? Burrata salad, braised pork belly, pig's ears in some form, short ribs—and some version of Nancy Silverton's butterscotch...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Andoni Luis Aduriz, the chef of Mugaritz, in the countryside outside San Sebastian, Spain, may be the closest thing to a pure artist in the restaurant world today. He encases potatoes in thin coats of ceramic so his customers can experience the...
| Jun 23, 2012
A Little Tokyo gastropub has a new chef, Perfecto Rocher, who has a few tricks up his sleeve, including a remarkable paella.
Location: 241 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 626-5299; lazyoxcanteen.com
Prices: Snacks and small plates, $6-$16; larger...
| May 19, 2011
At the Lazy Ox Canteen on the edge of Little Tokyo, the happy clamor of downtown denizens tucking into chef Josef Centeno's Ox burgers, crispy pig's ears and brick-roasted mussels leaks out the door into the street. But Lazy Ox is no longer the only...