| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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?...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2012
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...
| Jul 13, 2013
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...
| Sep 8, 2012
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
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...