| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:17 PM
I sometimes try to imagine what it would be like to run a restaurant for five years. Or 10 years. Or the 25 years that Darrel Broek and chef Oliver Saucy have been operating their namesake Pompano Beach cafe.
At the risk of offending the restaurant's...
| Jul 22, 2010
Almost every entrée and side order at El Bolivar in Chatsworth comes with a humble arepa, one of those innocuous little South American white corncakes. They're smaller than the palm of a child's hand. But take a bite, quickly: They're an utterly...
| Feb 9, 2012
Navigating downtown is — there's no getting around it — tough. Even though I work there, I can never remember which one-way streets go which way. You can turn a corner and suddenly find yourself in the middle of Downtown Art Walk, with...
| Dec 1, 2011
The menu at Kentro Greek Kitchen might as well be a manifesto. The downtown Fullerton restaurant is practically revolutionary, a stereotype-smashing example of what a Greek restaurant can and should be. Here there are no azure murals of the Aegean, no...
| Dec 15, 2011
Potato latkes with feta cheese and two onions
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes 1½ to 2 dozen latkes
2 pounds baking potatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra olive oil (or an olive oil/canola blend) for...
| Jun 10, 2010
Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...
| Sep 29, 2011
Dear SOS: The Palomino Restaurant has the yummiest tomato-basil-olive-feta-garlic topping for bread. Could you wrangle the recipe?
I have searched and Googled repeatedly.
Leslie Di Mattia
Dear Leslie: Palomino was happy to...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Dining out for $5 or less may seem like a fantasy, but Southern California has much to offer for those on a tight budget. For affordable Vietnamese fare, for example, venture to Garden Grove or Westminster. Or look to food trucks for unique, inexpensive...
| Jan 20, 2011
It's Sunday night.
You can go out for Chinese, order in or — radical idea — cook. Some of you might get lucky and have a friend invite you over for homemade Korean barbecue or a paella.
Whatever the plan, Sunday is for relaxing, for sneaking...
| Sep 23, 2010
Café del Rey in Marina del Rey serves a Mediterranean pizza that is very different and one of my favorites. Is there any chance you can obtain the recipe?
John C. Severino
Dear John: We loved the light crust, bright sauce and array...
| Jun 3, 2010
Quesadillas stuffed with greens and feta
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
1/3 cup minced onion
1 pound mixed cooking greens, such as kale, mustards and collards
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons minced...
| Jun 3, 2010
In the beginning, there was grilled cheese, and it was good. How could it not be — creamy melted cheese, bread crisped in butter? And then, of course, came the panini, once a simple Italian snack bar staple, turned seemingly ubiquitous. Now it looks...