| Mar 17, 2011
The stuffed grape leaves at Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim deserve your complete attention. First: These are unapologetically lemony, in a way that says, "Hello! I am not in any way trying to calm myself down for middle-of-the-road taste...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Overall impression: With its unusual mix of Greek and Lebanese offerings, Mazza is a welcome addition in terms of diversifying the west Broward County dining scene. It's a pleasure to see more hard-to-find ethnic cuisines available in the Interstate-75...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:11 AM
Pita chips definitely fall into the category of ‘perceived as healthy’ – those foods that seem like they’re nutritious, but most just don’t measure up to the marketing hype. The problem: most brands of pita chips have...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| May 12, 2011
Sometimes, you cannot conceive of how much love can be cooked into a falafel. Many falafel are sad, desiccated creatures made from powdered mix; it's the rare place that makes falafel from fresh ingredients. But Habayit Restaurant's falafel are beyond...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:45 PM
It's always fun to go back to Sapphire Laguna because the peripatetic Chef Azmin Ghahreman continues to travel throughout the world seeking new experiences in food in order to continually refresh his eclectic menu.
On other occasions, we've dined on...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:11 PM
Alaska’s Gourmet Subs
601 W. 7th Ave.
$7-$14 per plate
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (varies with Dena’ina Center events), closed Sunday
When you’re choosing a place for lunch, you...
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Brandon Twine has teamed up with his fiancée, Kimberly Felt, and his mom, Sue Twine, to open up Pita Pit, a fast-food style eatery in Tribe Square on the College of William and Mary campus.
The family business came about after Sue Twine retired from...
| May 18, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Best reason to go: It's good to expose kids to foods they're not used to eating. Greek food is just different enough to spur discussion at the table but not so unusual that kids won't find suitable choices. The restaurant is decorated like a Greek villa,...
| May 19, 2011
| 2:34 PM
The Hot Spot Café & Pizzeria, from all appearances, is just that — a hot spot. The Glendale Police Department is a few steps away out the back door; City Hall is a stone’s throw away, and the courthouse is diagonally across the street. Next...