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  • Critic's Choice: Remedies for pasta cravings

    Critic's Choice: Remedies for pasta cravings

    Whenever Italian friends come to stay, I've noticed they can go at most three, maybe four days before they can't stand it anymore: They have to have some pasta. If that means cooking it at a campground or beside the road, so be it. This is comfort food at its most basic. And if there's nothing...

  • Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener

    Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener

    How does your garden grow? That's a question that can be posed to a number of restaurants around town. And I'm not just talking old olive oil cans sprouting Genovese basil or flat-leaf Italian parsley. Restaurants are adding giant pots or raised beds wherever they have space. Some are putting in...

  • Critic's Choice: L.A. area restaurants with prix-fixe menus hit the spot

    Critic's Choice: L.A. area restaurants with prix-fixe menus hit the spot

    Summer prix-fixe market menus can be filled with surprises, such as pumpernickel-crusted fried green tomatoes at Josie, duck breast with potato confit at Papilles, and bittersweet chocolate torta at A.O.C.

  • Critic's Choice: Stock up the picnic basket

    Critic's Choice: Stock up the picnic basket

    Tavern, Bouchon and Clementine will give you a hand with gourmet options.

  • Critics Choice: Seriously good neighborhood bakery-cafes

    Critics Choice: Seriously good neighborhood bakery-cafes

    Proof Bakery in Atwater Village, Sycamore Kitchen on La Brea Avenue and Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks are destinations unto themselves.

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