| May 19, 2012
At Water Grill, the raw bar rules. Always has. And in downtown Los Angeles, Water Grill is an institution on the order of Tadich Grill in San Francisco (though not nearly as old). I don't know what it is about being away from home, but it seems to bring...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:56 PM
If you want to eat foie gras in California before July 1, especially at a feast dedicated to the smooth, super-fatted duck liver, your pâté may be seasoned with a grain or two of political theater.
Outside Santa Monica's Mélisse earlier this month, there...
| Jan 28, 2011
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals.
Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10...
| Jul 1, 2011
A relative newcomer to farmers markets, Country Fresh Herbs offers a gorgeous display of heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, specialty peppers, lemon cucumbers and Romanesco zucchini. But even more intriguing is the story of the family that brings this...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Nothing makes the holidays happier than a good stiff drink. It's even better if it's one that's easy to concoct and uses what's in season.
And now that we're just days from turning the corner to 2011, sharing a cocktail or three with friends and family...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Construction to start soon on Connie & Ted's...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"Think Like a Man" takes No. 1 number-one at box office. Rich Ross is out as head of Disney Studios. Peter Chernin is in business with Providence Equity....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards were announced Thursday. (Good luck getting on the James Beard website.) There are 19 categories, including best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star chef of the...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The James Beard Foundation has winnowed a long list of semi-finalists for its 2011 awards and Monday announced the finalists, including Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin of Lucques for outstanding chef and Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza for outstanding...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
L.A. restaurateurs say diners have been asking about the safety of fish from Japan -- especially since officials this week detected increased levels of radioactive iodine in fish caught 50 miles south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and Tokyo......