| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:17 AM
First impression: While it seems every Mexican fast casual restaurant calls its food "fresh," I still think too much of what they serve is made in some central kitchen far far away. But if you peak into the kitchen at Salsa Fiesta, you can actually...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 2:34 AM
As we reflect on the past outdoors season, it’s time to think about what the New Year will bring.
Overall, I’d say 2012 was a good year for outdoorsmen although the hot dry weather certainly impacted our time on the water and in the woods....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The Roanoke Weiner Stand reopened Friday morning in downtown Roanoke, six months after it closed to make way for renovations at Center in the Square.
The restaurant remains on Market Square, but occupies a different space around the corner from its...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Billy Kounoupis prides himself on breaking from the norm.
When he opened Billy's Downtown Diner in downtown Bethlehem more than a decade ago, he stretched the limits of traditional diner fare such as pancakes and omelets.
Now, he's planning to knock the...
| Jan 13, 2011
Strangers chatting in the fast-moving line outside Asal Bakery & Kabob are all jonesing for a taste of the same thing: warm sangak, a floppy chewy yard-long sesame-encrusted flatbread pulled from the fiery depths of a floor-to-ceiling oven whose...
| Aug 18, 2011
For every restaurant whose menu reads like a doctoral thesis on globalization, there are those that still consider a kind of insular Americana the noblest pursuit. These are the dens of hard-line pit masters and down-home confectioners, restaurants...
| 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...
| May 27, 2010
In the late afternoon of April 12, 32-year-old Nguyen Tran of North Hollywood stepped into the KFC at the corner of Witmer and West 6th streets near downtown Los Angeles. After a few minutes of scrutinizing the menu board, and glancing at the store's...
| Jun 3, 2010
At first encounter, the kitschy side of Solvang can be off-putting, what with all the shop windows filled with cutesy figurines and souvenirs of the Danish-themed town. But on closer acquaintance, when window boxes spill over with flowers and old-...
| Dec 30, 2010
I could practically hear the gentleman reader spluttering as he typed out his e-mail to me, complaining that a restaurant I'd recommended wasn't up to his idea of fine dining. No captain, he lamented. Rock music pounding! And the sommelier looked too...
| Dec 23, 2010
A thick, juicy slab of organic chicken, speckled with a dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano, sits between crunchy slices of artisan bread in the suprema di pollo panino at the Venezuelan Churros Calientes in West Los Angeles. A veneer of whisper-light breading...
| May 26, 2011
This is a lesson: Good food is hiding everywhere, and you might come across it when you least expect it. You just need to be open, willing and ready to seize the moment.
Namastey India looks like any Indian grocery, on a mostly empty stretch of a semi-...