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    • Jonathan Gold: Barbecue you need to be eating right now

      Jonathan Gold: Barbecue you need to be eating right now

      Barbecue may be a religion in the South, but this time of year, it is everywhere in Los Angeles -- in backyards, storefronts, suburban chains, farmers markets and barrel smokers in church parking lots. Here are a few places we like a lot. No reservations required. Bigmista’s Barbecue Can the downtown...

    • Best barbecue? Says who?

      Best barbecue? Says who?

      On its website today, OpenTable.com announced the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the U.S., a list that includes local restaurants Gus’s, Naples Rib Company and Boneyard Bistro. The votes were culled from 16,000 reviews from what the company calls "verified diners," people who both made and kept...

    • Contest winner eats 45 habanero chiles in 20 minutes

      Contest winner eats 45 habanero chiles in 20 minutes

      A new habanero chile-eating champ was crowned by Chichén Itzá Restaurant and chef-owner Gilberto Cetina at the fourth annual Chile Habanero Eating Contest this past Sunday. Joel Meza Morales ate 45 habanero chiles in 20 minutes. This accomplishment shattered last year’s chile-eating record of 31...

    • Events: 'The Science of Pie,' habanero eating contest, Golden Road at Plan Check, more

      Events: 'The Science of Pie,' habanero eating contest, Golden Road at Plan Check, more

      On Sunday, June 1, UCLA will be hold its annual "Scientific Bake-Off." Amy Rowat is heading up this event as part of her "Science and Food" course at UCLA. Students of Rowat will compete in an apple pie baking competition, using past analysis and experimentation to determine the best method to...

    • Soaring home prices spur a resurgence near USC

      Soaring home prices spur a resurgence near USC

      The hot housing market and a rail line push young professionals to the West Adams, Leimert Park areas

    • 'The Science of Sushi,' Coolhaus party with endless ice cream, Artisanal LA

      'The Science of Sushi,' Coolhaus party with endless ice cream, Artisanal LA

      Architecturally themed ice cream sandwich shop Coolhaus is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a party at the Unique Space downtown on May 2. There will be an open cocktail bar, a live show by L.A.'s own De Lux, a DJ set by Paul Tao of IAMSOUND Records, Pizzanista! pizza, Free Range LA fried...

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