Chef Wes Avila has a simple New Year’s resolution: open a Guerrilla Tacos restaurant in 2016. While he hasn’t met that goal yet — the year is still young — Avila has taken a big step toward expanding the reach of his food, by adding a day of service to his schedule and by running his taco truck to different parts of Los Angeles.Read more
Sure, you can take your beloved out for a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day — or better yet, make it yourself. But for many of us, the best thing about this time of year is neither the hyped prix-fixe dinners nor the cliched bunches of flowers, but the chocolate. Chocolate makes any day worth celebrating, and chocolatiers have some pretty spectacular stuff on hand come February.Read more
What’s in season: A sure sign that peas are soon to follow, delicate pea shoots and curly tendrils are showing up in markets. The fragile greens and leaves, harvested from the uppermost part of snow and English pea plants, have long been used in Asian cuisine and are increasingly turning up in a variety of dishes, both cooked and raw.Read more
The beer fanatics are already congregating in California Wine Country. The first Friday in February traditionally marks the release of Russian River Brewing’s world famous Pliny the Younger. It’s maybe the most storied beer in the world, with a mythology that’s almost as grandiose as the proclamations about its character and quality.Read more
If you're looking for a truly great sandwich, head to Boyle Heights. More specifically, head to the Primera Taza Coffee House across from Mariachi Plaza, where co-owner Chuy Tovar and his wife, Rosalinda Hernandez, are making two kinds of lonches.
The catch? You can only get them about once a month.
Tovar says he makes the sandwiches when he can get a specific bread flown in from Guadalajara.Read more
Mardi Gras is Tuesday — do you have your king cake?
It's not too soon to start planning your Mardi Gras party. From king cake to classic gumbo, freshly fried beignets and warm bread pudding, shrimp and grits or hearty muffulettas, we've got all the dishes you need to let the good times roll. These New Orleans-inspired recipes are sure to please any fan of Fat Tuesday.Read more