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  • Learning in reverse brought Kogi chef Roy Choi to the top

    Learning in reverse brought Kogi chef Roy Choi to the top
    All roads lead back to the Kogi truck. "It's like my 'Sweet Caroline' and I'm Neil Diamond," Roy Choi said. "I'll never be able to outlive Kogi. Kogi is a beast." The chef was attempting to articulate what spawning that marvel of Korean barbecued ribs...
  • Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

    Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again
      Pink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three...
  • Fine dining in Monticchiello, Italy

    La Taverna di Moranda in Monticchiello, Italy, is our favorite restaurant in the Tuscany and Umbria region. After eating there for the first time, we made a reservation for a second night. When we returned two years later, we stayed nearby just to be near...
  • Go inside secret supper clubs where intrigue is served hot

    Go inside secret supper clubs where intrigue is served hot
    THOUSAND PALMS — In an industrial corridor outside Palm Springs, silent and still after most everyone had fled with the sunset, Grant Calkins and his wife, Janna, crept into a warehouse. They peered around, wondering if they were in the right place....
  • Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else

    Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else
    Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small...
  • Revisiting weird foods of 'Unmentionable Cuisine': Earthworm broth, anyone?

    Revisiting weird foods of 'Unmentionable Cuisine': Earthworm broth, anyone?
    Culling my bookshelves recently, I came across my much-thumbed copy of "Unmentionable Cuisine" and remembered the dinners, years ago, that Bonnie Hughes of the late Augusta's Restaurant in Berkeley organized with author Calvin W. Schwabe. The menus read...
  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • Pasadena Showcase House 2014 features a Stiles O. Clements residence

    Pasadena Showcase House 2014 features a Stiles O. Clements residence
    Architect Stiles O. Clements had a knack for designing lavish buildings — the Spanish Colonial Revival El Capitan Theater, the Adamson House and the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre among them. Beginning Sunday, architecture buffs can go inside one of...
  • Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts

    Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
    When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor. Today,...
  • Stuffed quesadillas, Milanesa tortas and margaritas at El Condor in Silver Lake

    Stuffed quesadillas, Milanesa tortas and margaritas at El Condor in Silver Lake
    Name of restaurant: El Condor Concept: A new Mexican restaurant by L&E Oyster Bar owners Tyler Bell and Dustin Lancaster in the former El Conquistador space. They're serving up tacos with handmade tortillas, green- and red-sauced enchiladas on hot...
  • Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection in O.C.

    Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection in O.C.
    On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...