| Feb 18, 2010
Dear SOS: I wrote to you several months ago about an incredible winter root vegetable soup that I had at the Lido Restaurant in Shell Beach, Calif. It was served as part of a menu for last January's Restaurant Month. I have searched your column for it,...
| Dec 16, 2009
On a recent weekend night, the excitement at the new Firenze Osteria is palpable. It's three-deep at the bar, air-kisses galore, the "ciao, ciaos" and "buona seras" coming fast and heavy. Tablecloths are whisked off tables and silverware and glasses...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 1:30 PM
Tavern at the Park
130 East Randolph Street
Grilled Polenta with Grilled Italian Sausage, Sliced Pepperoncini & Tomato
- 2 pc grilled polenta triangles
- 4 oz grilled sausage cut on the...
| Oct 16, 2009
| 6:43 AM
May Street Market
1132 West Grand Avenue
Banana Squash and Bartlett Pear Soup
2 garlic cloves
2 shallots peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds of Banana Squash, butternut...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 8:34 AM
Marc Burger Mini "Kobe" burgers with Truffle Aioli:
- 2 pounds ground American Kobe style beef
- To Taste salt
- To Taste freshly ground black pepper
- 16 mini burger buns split
- 16 slices ripe tomatoes
- ½ cup Truffle aioli (see below)
| Dec 4, 2009
| 6:15 AM
The Lucky Monk
105 Hollywood Blvd.
Yield: 1 plate
3-4 Potatoes for one plate
Directions: Cut potatoes on 3/8" french fry cutter and place in cold water over night. Blanch...
| May 21, 2009
One's a highfalutin' foie gras-topped burger; the other, Greek-influenced with feta and hints of lemon. Is this a totally awesome country or what?!
Sweets & Savories
Behold: one of the most luxurious, excessive, insane burgers ever...
| Dec 30, 2009
After 15 years, La Cachette, "the hideaway," is no longer hiding out in Century City. Chef-owner Jean-Francois Meteigner suffered years of roadwork on Santa Monica Boulevard that made his French restaurant difficult to get to. And yet now that traffic...