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  • The Taste is coming, you'd better be hungry

    The Taste is coming, you'd better be hungry
    Some of Los Angeles' best chefs demonstrating what they do best, dozens of great wineries and cocktail specialists pouring their wares, a broad cross-section of the Southern California restaurant scene — from temples of fine dining to the most...
  • It's all happening at The Times' Taste over Labor Day weekend

    It's all happening at The Times' Taste over Labor Day weekend
    Great food from restaurants such as Girasol, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Fishing with Dynamite, Border Grill, and Chichén Itzá, cooking demonstrations from famous chefs including James Beard Chef of the Year Nancy Silverton, esteemed pastry chef Karen...
  • Culinary Stars and Acclaimed Restaurants Bring Flavor to Los Angeles Times The Taste Presented by Citi

    The Los Angeles Times today announced the distinctive restaurants, dynamic demonstrations and topical discussions that will season The Taste, its annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene. A who’s-who of Times...
  • Chef of the Moment: Ciboteca's 'Bobo' Ivan loves music, Dante and steak and eggs

    Chef of the Moment: Ciboteca's 'Bobo' Ivan loves music, Dante and steak and eggs
    Robert “Bobo” Ivan is co-owner and executive chef of the recently opened Ciboteca in Santa Monica, a gourmet market and fast-casual restaurant that he opened with partner Vittorio Viotti. Ivan, born in Conegliano in Veneto, Italy, and raised...
  • Tipple & Brine for fresh seafood and the oyster luge (Scotch included)

    Tipple & Brine for fresh seafood and the oyster luge (Scotch included)
    Name of restaurant: Tipple & Brine, in Sherman Oaks.   Chef: Executive Chef Mike Williams previously worked with Casey Lane at the Tasting Kitchen in Venice and the Parish downtown (which closed last year).   What dish represents the restaurant, and why?...
  • Goin and Silverton lead a women's charge at James Beard awards

    Goin and Silverton lead a women's charge at James Beard awards
    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...
  • Coachella 2014: Night + Market, Sugarfish, Outstanding in the Field and more

    Coachella 2014: Night + Market, Sugarfish, Outstanding in the Field and more
    This year's dining options at the Coachella music festival, where about 90,000 people are expected to descend upon the desert town of Indio over two April weekends, will include more than Epic Burritos, Spicy Pie, Kogi and Ruth Chris Steak House. Among...
  • The Parish, a downtown gastropub, suddenly closes

    The Parish, a downtown gastropub, suddenly closes
    The Parish, the downtown gastropub helmed by chef Casey Lane, abruptly closed Monday, after Lane and his business partners "got an offer on the building that was too good to pass up," LA Weekly reports. The restaurant was not answering phone calls...
  • Counter intelligence: Superba Snack Bar in Venice

    Counter intelligence: Superba Snack Bar in Venice
    If you were to invent a restaurant whose specialties include a cauliflower T-bone, you probably couldn't do any better than Superba Snack Bar. It occupies what looks like a corrugated shoe box sliced open at one end, a giant version of the dioramas you...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Barnyard's deceptive simplicity

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Barnyard's deceptive simplicity
    Critics of California kitchens, usually East Coast guys trained in the complexities of classic French cuisine, have been known to describe what local chefs do as more assemblage than cooking, as nothing more than arranging superb local produce in...
  • Counter Intelligence: Thou shalt not make substitutions at the Parish

     Counter Intelligence: Thou shalt not make substitutions at the Parish
    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...
  • Critic's Choice: Restaurants to mark the fall season

    Critic's Choice: Restaurants to mark the fall season
    As October glides toward November, the weather skates the edge — one foot in summer, the other in fall. Leaves begin to drift from the trees. Morning brings a cooler edge to the breeze. And every evening the sun sets a little earlier. Time to put...