| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 PM
For Black Friday, the Whisper restaurant and bar at the Grove is offering "The Longest Happy Hour," from noon to 7 p.m. with menu specials including oysters with cucumber mignonette ($2 each), short-rib croquette ($5), crudité with marinated olives,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
You may not be able to afford a dinner at the French Laundry -- heck, you might not even be able to get a reservation -- but that doesn’t mean you can’t share a little bit of that clothes-pinned magic. Thomas Keller and his staff have put...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:09 PM
When Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Mark Curry cooks dinner at Station 29 in Koreatown, the last thing anyone wants is a fire call just as their grub is served.
Curry never disappoints in the kitchen.
Sunday night, Curry — defending...
| Sep 28, 2013
At a new restaurant, I check out the bar not so much for the cocktails but to see what the menu is like and take in the scene from a bird's-eye perch. I actually love to eat at the bar, a great choice on the later side, or even the earlier. And it's...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Kyushu and Okinawa Festival: Mitsuwa, the largest Japanese supermarket in the U.S., will be hosting a Japanese food fair from July 18 to 21 during store hours at its Torrance and Costa Mesa locations. Tokyo ramen shop Tanaka Shoten returns with its...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Taste of Farmers Market: To celebrate its 79th birthday, the Third and Fairfax Farmers Market is holding a wandering feast, offering tastings from the market's restaurants and grocers, on July 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The extensive menu includes chicken pot...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:49 PM
I was chatting on the phone with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller last week when I complained that it seemed like ages since we’d had a chance to just hang out and talk. “Hey, we’re going to be doing the L.A. Food and Wine Festival on...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Father's Day is just around the corner (it's Sunday for those who haven't checked their calendars). So here's a list of Father's Day barbecues and brunches for celebrating with dad.
Go "Hog Wild" for dad: On Father’s Day, Bouchon Bistro Beverly...
| Jun 14, 2013
Drinking with dad is an underrated pleasure. After a whiskey or maybe a few beers he'll start to open up. He might tell you about that time in college when he got busted for something he once busted you for. He'll tell you how he fell in love with your...
| Aug 4, 2012
This weather practically demands a picnic. But having the time to make the entire spread is often more dream than reality. That's where some of L.A.'s top restaurants step in with takeout picnics to order. OK, you didn't make everything yourself. Get over...
| Jun 23, 2012
When I was in college, breakfast of toasted bagel, cream cheese and lox eaten with the Sunday paper spread all over the table seemed like a wonderful luxury. Later I discovered the nuances of gum-free cream cheese and the bialys and Nova from Russ &...