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Rupert Murdoch has just popped the cork on a deal to buy a rare trophy property in Los Angeles: the 16-acre Moraga Vineyards estate, located in the hills above Bel Air. The billionaire media mogul announced his purchase on Twitter on Friday afternoon:...
Tags: Wines, Rupert Murdoch, Farms, Property
Pizza may be the best known and best loved flatbread in the world, but there are plenty more delicious additions to the flatbread canon. Just pick up a copy of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid's "Flatbreads & Flavors" to learn more. Or head into any Middle...
This week's Culinary SOS request comes from Lynne Mitchell in La Cañada-Flintridge: "I love the delicious short ribs served at Kendall's Brasserie, the Music Center restaurant run by Patina. The ribs are so flavorful, meaty and tender. Please, please...
After finally updating the decor a couple of years ago at the Langham Huntington Hotel's fine-dining restaurant and bringing in Patina alum David Féau (after the departure of big name chef Michael Voltaggio), the Royce is doing a 180. In late 2010 the...
Patina’s black truffle dinners are back: Downtown L.A.’s Patina will be offering three-, five- and seven-course tasting menus during the restaurant’s annual black truffle dinner series today through Friday. This year’s menu will...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.Everybody wants to be a sommelier these days, and yet Chris Meeske and George Cossette are two high-flying somms who left at the top of their game to open neighborhood wine shops. How's it going? Very well, they'll both tell you. And their background...
Tags: Wines, Alcoholic Beverages
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
Daily DishMore than 100 California chefs have formed a group called the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (yes, the acronym spells CHEFS) to fight California's pending ban on foie gras. The ban on fattened duck or goose liver is set to take...
A smart new Austrian restaurant from former Patina chef de cuisine Bernhard Mairinger, who turns out polished contemporary cooking from a small open kitchen. Location: 9669 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (between Bedford and Roxbury), Beverly Hills, (310)...
Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
Tags: Wines, Lifestyle and Leisure, Bars and Clubs, Roxbury, Salads
Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticOnce every four years, always on Feb. 29, the downtown L.A. restaurant Border Grill becomes for an evening a reprise of City Restaurant, the La Brea Avenue dining room that launched its chefs, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, to fame 25 years ago....
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When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces — and...
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