| Dec 22, 2012
The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the...
| Mar 2, 2013
Is ceviche poised to become as popular as sushi or sashimi in L.A.? It could happen. I'm thinking Ricardo Zarate is onto something as the Peruvian chef (Mo-Chica, Picca) gets ready to open a ceviche concept called Paiche. Raw seafood marinated in lime...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Alexa Fitzpatrick describes herself as a ski bum turned bartender. But her one-woman show is much more than just another girl's life.
"Serving Bait to Rich People" is Fitzpatrick's wry, candid look at her life from New Jersey to Colorado. The "bait"...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Tickets for the 12th annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 21-24, are now on sale.
Some of the highlights include: Moët Hennessy's The Q After Dark with Special Guest Chef Curtis Stone; Godiva Indulge hosted by Duff Goldman; Oyster...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The Chinese buffet looms large in certain circles. Bodybuilders blog about how to load up on protein, with articles like “A guide to getting huge on the cheap.” For obesity researchers, the Chinese buffet is the mecca of behavior analysis,...
| Jul 21, 2012
Have you been to the new Mo-Chica? Ricardo Zarate's Peruvian restaurant seems to define the downtown thing at the moment: It's a high-style warren on 7th Street, down the block from Bottega Louie, where the scene is as important as the drinks, and the...
| Aug 11, 2012
We all think we know what to expect from a great sushi meal in Los Angeles, a progression of fish and rice that runs from the vinegared dish at the beginning to the warm crab hand roll at the end. If we are in a restaurant influenced by Nobu Matsuhisa,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:25 PM
The first time you come to n/naka, a kaiseki restaurant a bit north of Sony studios in the Palms area of Los Angeles, you will inevitably soar right by the place, a low, featureless building in a strip of dry cleaners and tarot-card readers surrounded...