| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other.
Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more.
A few weeks ago,...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke its...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
It's going to be Suzanne Goin going head-to-head with Nancy Silverton in the outstanding chef category in the James Beard Foundation's annual awards competition. The finalists were announced Tuesday.
Considered the Academy Awards of the culinary world,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:43 PM
This has been a year Ari Taymor will probably never forget. First, Alma, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant he runs with his partner Ashleigh Parsons, was named the best new restaurant of the year by Bon Appetit magazine. And now Tuesday, he was named...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Eric Greenspan is ready to open his long-awaited grilled cheese shop, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese, on April 11. The restaurant is on Melrose Avenue next to Greenspan's Foundry, now closed for renovations until August.
Greenspan originally announced...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Dear SOS: One of my favorite late-night meals has been sitting at the bar at Lucques on Melrose, snacking on the grilled cheese sandwich and washing it down with a gin gimlet. I can make the gimlet but can never duplicate the combination of crispy bread...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
We’ve got a big week coming up for cookbook lovers. Three authors of terrific new books will be having signing events in Southern California.
Los Angeles' own Martha Rose Shulman, author of more than 25 cookbooks and the longtime New York Times...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for a restaurant. If all goes well, it can be an unforgettable meal a couple will remember for the rest of their lives. But with all that pressure to be perfect, things can go horribly wrong. There...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C. and the Hungry Cat and her business partner, Caroline Styne, have opened a wholesale commercial bakery, the Larder Baking Co.
The bakery is in full swing. Nathan Dakdouk, Larder Baking Co. master baker and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Among a certain crowd, Suzanne Goin’s first cookbook “Sunday Suppers at Lucques” is close to kitchen sacrament -- this generation’s answer to “The Silver Palate Cookbook” in the 1980s. How many dinner parties have you...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"When you talk to chefs who cook at a certain level, all of a sudden the kitchen becomes sort of a trophy kitchen," says Nancy Silverton, cookbook author, chef, restaurant owner and founder of the venerable La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. "So there's...