| Oct 6, 2012
Dear SOS: We were on a cross-country drive and had the pleasure of eating at the Rib City Grill in Rifle, Colo. The real prize was the pecan pie the restaurant served. It is by far the best pecan pie I have ever had! Servers said it was prepared locally....
| Nov 17, 2012
Dear SOS: On our anniversary we had dinner at Flavor del Mar in San Diego County. I had an amazing butternut squash soup. I asked our waiter what the spices were. He said the chef did not give out information and recipes. I am wondering whether you can...
| Sep 8, 2012
The chopped kale salad at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood is the sort of healthy, interesting dish you could eat every day. In fact, a waitress there who recommended it told me she does exactly that. After I ordered it a few times, I saw her point. Can...
| Sep 22, 2012
Dear SOS: We recently visited the Hog's Breath Inn at Carmel by the Sea, Calif. Our party particularly enjoyed what surely must be its signature soup, made from artichokes. It was so delicious that I'd be surprised if you hadn't already obtained the...
| Jul 21, 2012
Dear SOS: I'd love to get the recipe for goat cheese bread pudding from Nopa in San Francisco. It's the best one I've had, and I'm eager to try to duplicate it.
Dear Margaret: Nopa's savory take on this classic comfort...
| Jan 5, 2013
In the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, you never know what the next week might bring. It could be some incredibly complicated construction from one of America's greatest chefs. It could be the latest dish we've uncovered from one of Southern California'...
| Dec 15, 2012
Beyond the colorful decorations and after the initial rush of sugar, holiday cookies are about memories and tradition. Be they humble or ornate, our baked goods are used to celebrate and give thanks — thanks for our childhoods, the blessings of...