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  • Sherry Yard among six to be inducted into James Beard hall of fame

    Sherry Yard among six to be inducted into James Beard hall of fame
    Former Spago and future Helms Bakery pastry chef Sherry Yard will be among the new inductees into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, the hall of fame of the culinary world.
  • James Beard Awards 2013 honor food world's finest; L.A. not included. Brutal.

    The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California. The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...

    Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach

    Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach
    The Strand House in Manhattan Beach commands an enviable position at the edge of the ocean-side town overlooking the pier. No accident, since owner Michael Zislis is already a big presence here with his Shade Hotel and a number of casual restaurants,...

    It's worth stopping along California 99

    It's worth stopping along California 99
    Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but...

    James Beard Foundation announces award finalists: L.A. chefs on the short list

     
    The James Beard Foundation has winnowed a long list of semi-finalists for its 2011 awards and Monday announced the finalists, including Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin of Lucques for outstanding chef and Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza for outstanding...