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Culinary SOS: Your restaurant recipe requests answered

Recipe: Turkey meatloaf from Overland Cafe

Recipe: Turkey meatloaf from Overland Cafe in the Palms neighborhood of L.A.

Recipe: Hotel del Coronado's red velvet cupcakes

Culinary SOS: Hotel del Coronado's red velvet cupcake recipe

The Dutch Frontier's lemon cheesecake balances sweet, tang

Culinary SOS: The Dutch Frontier's lemon cheesecake balances sweet, tang. The Ducor, Calif., restaurant shares its recipe.

Cedar Creek's garlic bread entices a hungry crowd

Culinary SOS: The recipe for garlic bread at Cedar Creek in San Juan Capistrano

Restaurant recipe: 1892 East's crispy French toast

Restaurant recipe: 1892 East in Huntsville, Ala., shares its crispy French toast recipe. It's a way to get a taste of the South back home in Southern California.

Culinary SOS recipe: Deschutes Brewery's beer nuts

Recipe: Deschutes Brewery's beer nuts make a classic sweet-and-salty bar snack.

Restaurant recipe: Vertical Wine Bistro's Israeli couscous

Recipe: Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena shares its Israeli couscous recipe, a tangy vegetarian dish with hints of Morocco.

Harborside Restaurant's banana cream cheese bunuelos

Harborside Restaurant's banana and cream cheese-filled

Culinary SOS: Chowder and biscuits from Nova Scotia

Recipes: Durty Nelly's seafood chowder and cheddar and green onion biscuits

Restaurant Recipe: Salsa from Coronado's Costa Azul

Recipe: Smoky six-pepper salsa from Coronado's Costa Azul restaurant

Culinary SOS: Obika Mozzarella Bar's chilled tomato soup

Recipe: Obika Mozzarella Bar's chilled tomato soup. The simple preparation relies on quality ingredients.

Culinary SOS: Cafe Pierre's classic Bolognese

Recipe: Bolognese from Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach

Culinary SOS: Oatmeal raisin cookies from Standard Baking Co.

Recipe: Oatmeal raisin cookies from Standard Baking Co. of Portland, Maine

Restaurant recipes: Salad and frittata from Gayle's in Capitola

Recipes for a fresh salad and savory frittata from Gayle's in Capitola

Culinary SOS: Lawry's Nutella chocolate espresso Kahlua mousse

Recipe: Lawry's Nutella chocolate espresso Kahlua mousse

Culinary SOS: Kendall's Brasserie's braised beef short ribs

Recipe: Braised beef short ribs from Kendall's Brasserie

Culinary SOS: Creperie du Village's soupe aux haricot blanc

Recipe: Creperie du Village's soupe aux haricot blanc

Culinary SOS: Rich and creamy salmon bisque at Robin's in Cambria

Rich and creamy salmon bisque at Robin's in Cambria is deeply flavored but doesn't take a lot of time to make.

Culinary SOS: Shrimp ceviche from Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks

Recipe: Shrimp ceviche recipe adapted from Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks

Culinary SOS: Nordstrom's chicken salad

Recipe for Nordstrom cafe's chicken salad with apples and goat cheese

Culinary SOS: Cornish scones from London's Savoy Hotel

A recipe for Cornish scones adapted from London's Savoy Hotel.

Culinary SOS: Imperial's sticky toffee gingerbread

This sticky toffee gingerbread, from Imperial in Portland, Ore., is a gingerbread lover's dream: fragrant, rich and extra-moist.

Culinary SOS: La Grande Orange Cafe's kale and quinoa salad

Recipe for kale and quinoa salad adapted from a dish at La Grande Orange Cafe in Pasadena.

Culinary SOS: Market Garden Brewery's sweet potato pie

A sweet potato pie recipe adapted from Cleveland's Market Garden Brewery

Culinary SOS: Shrimp and grits at Bar/Kitchen in downtown's O Hotel

A recipe for shrimp and grits adapted from a dish at Bar/Kitchen in the O Hotel in downtown L.A.

Culinary SOS: Steak chili and skillet corn bread from Smitty's in Pasadena

The recipe for Smitty's steak chili and skillet corn bread.

Culinary SOS: Butternut squash soup from Flavor Del Mar

A recipe for creamy butternut squash soup adapted from a dish at Flavor Del Mar restaurant in San Diego County.

Culinary SOS: Sally Lunn rolls from Kentucky

A recipe for Sally Lunn rolls adapted from Rye in Louisville, Ky.

Culinary SOS: Wolfe's Market's pasta salad

A recipe for lemon pasta salad is adapted from Wolfe's Market in Claremont, Calif.

Culinary SOS: Euro Pane's pear spice cake

The pear spice cake from Euro Pane in Pasadena is moist and delicious. We've adapted the recipe.

Culinary SOS: King's Fish House's mac 'n' cheese

A recipe for macaroni and cheese adapted from the King's Fish House restaurants in California.

Culinary SOS: The Hungry Cat's tomato and watermelon salad

Culinary SOS: Rib City Grill's pecan pie

Culinary SOS: Amtrak's lamb shanks with mushrooms

All aboard for Amtrak's lamb shanks, a dish adapted here for braising instead of the long sous-vide cooking process.

Culinary SOS: Hog's Breath Inn's artichoke soup

A recipe for artichoke soup, adapted from a dish at Hog's Breath Inn in Carmel.

Culinary SOS: Southern pimiento cheese appetizer

Recipe for pimiento cheese appetizer, adapted from a dish at Magnolias in Charleston, S.C.

Culinary SOS: Chopped kale salad from Napa Valley Grille

Culinary SOS: Zea's sweet potato bread pudding with rum sauce

Recipe for sweet potato bread pudding with rum sauce from Zea Rotisserie and Grill in New Orleans.

Culinary SOS: Momofuku Milk Bar's compost cookies

Culinary SOS: Nopa's goat cheese bread pudding

The recipe for goat cheese bread pudding from Nopa in San Francisco is adapted by Culinary SOS.

Culinary SOS: Lawry's baked macaroni and cheese

Recipe adapted from Lawry's Carvery for its baked macaroni and cheese.

Culinary SOS: Chaya's chopped salad is big, bright, spicy

Recipe for Chaya's chopped salad, which includes grilled shrimp and an aioli jalapeno dressing.

Culinary SOS: House of Bread's berry bars

Recipe for berry bars adapted from a dish at House of Bread in San Luis Obispo.

Culinary SOS: Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant's fresas mojito

A recipe for a fresas mojito, adapted from Mucho Ultima Mexicana Restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

Culinary SOS: Purple Pig's pig ears with kale

A recipe for fried pig ears with crispy kale, adapted from a dish at Chicago's Purple Pig restaurant.

Culinary SOS: The Cravory's cinnamon roll cookies

Culinary SOS: Kuleto's minestrone

Culinary SOS: La Sandia smoked brisket is rich, flavorful

Recipe for La Sandia at Santa Monica Place's smoked brisket.

Culinary SOS: Steamed Manila clams

A recipe for steamed Manila clams adapted from a dish at Hudson's Bar and Grill at Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Wash.

Culinary SOS: Tender Greens' happy vegan salad

Tender Greens' happy vegan salad is actually a combination of healthful salads.

Culinary SOS: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies

Culinary SOS adapts a recipe for rich double chocolate espresso walnut cookies from Julienne in San Marino.

Culinary SOS: Taix's split pea soup

Taix French Restaurant shares its recipe for split pea soup.

Culinary SOS: Carpe Diem's Mexican chocolate pot de crème

A serious chocolate dessert in time for Valentine's Day: Mexican chocolate pot de creme, adapted from a dish at Carpe Diem in Napa, Calif.

Culinary SOS: Thai green chicken curry from a San Luis Obispo restaurant

Culinary SOS finds that Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo is willing to share the recipe for its wonderfully rich, flavorful Thai green chicken curry.

Culinary SOS: Molasses cookies from Milk

A recipe for molasses cookies adapted from Milk in Los Angeles.

Culinary SOS: Palazzio's macaroni and cheese

Culinary SOS: Veggie burgers from North Peak Brewing Co.

Culinary SOS adapts a recipe for the veggie burgers at North Peak Brewing Co. in Traverse City, Mich. Black beans, portobello mushroom and pico de gallo are combined into the tasty vegetarian patty.

Culinary SOS: Mocha cookies from Euro Pane

The Culinary SOS gets the recipe for mocha cookies from Pasadena's Euro Pane bakery.

Culinary SOS: Ciopinot's 'no work' cioppino

Recipe for Ciopinot's 'no work' cioppino.

Culinary SOS: Coral Tree Café's vegetable soup

Recipe for Coral Tree Café's vegetable soup

Culinary SOS: Il Barone's limoncello tiramisu

A recipe for limoncello tiramisu adapted from a dish at IlBarone in Newport Beach.

Culinary SOS: BLD's fresh vegetable salad

Recipe for fresh vegetable salad from BLD on Beverly Boulevard.

Culinary SOS: La Boulange's croissant bread pudding

Recipe for croissant bread pudding from La Boulange in San Francisco.

Culinary SOS: Mount Zion Hotel's hot cheesecake

Recipe for hot cheesecake from chef Moti Yosef at Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem

Culinary SOS: White hot peach sangria from Cafe del Rey

A recipe for white hot peach sangria adapted from Café del Rey in Marina del Rey.

Culinary S.O.S.: Big Bad Breakfast's pain perdu

Brandy-soaked toast fried in peanut oil.

Culinary SOS: Wild game meatloaf at Wildcat Willies

Recipe for wild game meatloaf from Wildcat Willies in Springdale, Utah.

Culinary SOS: Chi Dynasty's Chinese chicken salad

A recipe for Chinese chicken salad adapted from a dish at Chi Dynasty in Studio City

Culinary SOS: Jeremy's on the Hill artichoke and potato au gratin

A recipe for artichoke and potato au gratin adapted from a dish at Jeremy's on the Hill in San Diego County.

Culinary SOS: Pete's Cafe's bread pudding

Bread pudding recipe adapted from the dish at Pete's Café in downtown L.A. It's served with caramel sauce and crème anglaise.

Culinary SOS: Dish's Green Goddess dressing

Green Goddess dressing at Dish in La Cañada Flintridge

Culinary SOS: Urth Caffé's gazpacho

The recipe for a fresh, bright gazpacho, adapted a recipe from Urth Caffe.

Culinary SOS: Sweetie Pies Bakery's orange breakfast scones

A recipe for orange breakfast scones, adapted from Sweetie Pies Bakery in Napa Valley

Culinary SOS: Lucca Cafe's brownies

Brownie recipe adapted from Lucca Cafe

Culinary SOS: Cayenne Café's citrus tiramisu

Culinary SOS: Border Grill's goat milk cajeta flan

The recipe for Border Grill's goat milk

Culinary SOS: Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte

Culinary SOS: Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte recipe: a chocolate lover's dream

Culinary SOS: Whip Tavern's Welsh rarebit

Recipe for Welsh rarebit from the Whip Tavern in Coatesville, Pa.

Culinary SOS: Cornsticks from Rotisserie & Wine

Crispy on the outside, light on the inside.

Culinary SOS: Cholada Thai's Massaman curry with chicken

Recipe: Passing along the recipe for Massaman curry with chicken from Colada Thai in Thousand Oaks.

Culinary SOS: Brendan's whiskey jam

The recipe for apricot, whiskey, onion jam from Brendan's Irish Pub in Camarillo

Culinary SOS: La Grande Orange Café's white sangria

Recipe for white sangria from La Grande Orange Café in Pasadena. Perfect for warm evenings.

Culinary SOS: Little Dom's Tuscan kale salad with grilled heirloom carrots

The salad served at Little Dom's restaurant in Los Angeles has crisp, assertive notes.

Culinary SOS: Nani's tortino di fagiolini

Tortino di fagiolini

Culinary SOS: Clementine's butterscotch brownies

These squares full of brown-sugary goodness are the perfect afternoon snack for picnic treat.

Culinary SOS: Hurley's grilled mussels with red wine and chorizo

Hurley's shares its recipe for steamed mussels

Culinary SOS: Palomino's deconstructed lamb lasagna

The recipe for Palomino's deconstructed lamb lasagna: A rich blend of lamb, cheese and mafalda pasta

Culinary SOS: Junior's Deli mushroom barley soup

Recipe for Junior's Deli mushroom barley soup

Culinary SOS: Napoli's capellini al gamberetti

The recipe for Napoli's capellini al gamberetti

Culinary SOS: Brussels sprouts from boon eat + drink

A recipe adapted from boon eat + drink in Guerneville for Brussels sprouts that are deep fried and flavorful

Culinary SOS: Caesar salad dressing and croutons

From PizzaVino in Sebastopol, Calif.

Culinary SOS: Mac 'n' cheese from a Bakersfield Sheraton

Culinary SOS: Huckleberry's whole-wheat apple butter cake

Culinary SOS: How to make Huckleberry's whole-wheat apple butter cake

Culinary SOS: Mustards Grill restaurant's curried slaw recipe

Napa Valley restaurant Mustards Grill's curried slaw recipe is a bright mix of flavors that's easy to assemble.

Culinary SOS: Coast turkey chili

Making turkey chili just like Coast's at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.

Culinary SOS: Pollo al Colmao at El Colmao

Recipe for Koreatown Cuban restaurant El Colmao's special chicken dish.

Culinary SOS: Bewley's Tuscan bean and tomato soup

The hearty vegetarian soup is from a cafe in Dublin, Ireland.

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