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  • Midnight supper

    MAYBE you went straight from the office to the concert at REDCAT or Disney Hall. Maybe you burned a lot of energy on the dance floor. Maybe the late movie triggered a conversation so intense that it's still going. For whatever reason, it's midnight and...
  • Dining details: Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

    Leatherby's Cafe Rouge Rating: *** Location: Orange County Performing Arts Center, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; (714) 429-7640; www.patinagroup.com/caferouge Ambience: Chic, contemporary restaurant in the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert...
  • Review: Priyani Oriental Cafe in Northridge

    Review: Priyani Oriental Cafe in Northridge
    Priyani Oriental Cafe is tucked into the tiny back corner of a parking lot, wedged between an Indian/Pakistani supermarket and a fence. It's actually a chunk of the supermarket, walled off into a separate space, and lovingly made as cozy as possible....
  • The Review: Westside Tavern at Westside Pavilion is an unexpected delight

    The Review: Westside Tavern at Westside Pavilion is an unexpected delight
    I can tell you my friends weren't all that excited when I told them where we were headed for dinner: the Westside Pavilion. Granted, dining in a shopping mall doesn't quite have the allure of Providence or the Bazaar by José Andres. But then again, I told...
  • The review: Bottega Louie in downtown L.A.

    The review: Bottega Louie in downtown L.A.
    Passersby stand and stare at the spectacle inside the palatial Brockman Building at the corner of 7th and Grand. Floor-to-ceiling windows put the whole shebang that is Bottega Louie on full display: gray-veined marble floors, imposing pillars and a...
  • Each dish, as amazing as it can possibly be

    Each dish, as amazing as it can possibly be
    It's the old parlor game: "If you could eat dinner with anyone you wanted, whom would it be?" That may be fun for some, but for those who love to cook, wouldn't a more kitchen-centric twist be even better? Wouldn't you rather fantasize about whom you...
  • Restaurant Review: ParkAve in Stanton

    Restaurant Review: ParkAve in Stanton
    Before it was Beach Boulevard, the Orange County road that leads straight to Huntington Beach was known as Highway 39. That was back when Clifford Ronnenberg's parents owned a dairy and roadside diner, which is now the site of the citified ParkAve...
  • Queen of the Purim carnival? Why, Middle Eastern food, of course

    Queen of the Purim carnival? Why, Middle Eastern food, of course
    The joyous festival of Purim, which begins Saturday night, commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from danger. So why not celebrate with a menu that honors that? Persian cooking has much in common with other Middle Eastern cuisines,...
  • A critic's most memorable dining experiences of 2009

    A critic's most memorable dining experiences of 2009
    To say that I eat out a lot would be something of an understatement. The question I'm always asked, of course, is what is my favorite restaurant? That's understandable, but it's also basically unanswerable. Because the answer depends on whether I'm in the...
  • Last-minute Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres

    Last-minute Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres
      Appetizers? Before Thanksgiving dinner? Yes. Yes. And yes (in answer to your next question: "But will I have time to make them?"). The main event might be the big golden bird, but a thoughtful appetizer or two goes a long way toward making dinner...
  • Recipe: Shrimp Tostones at Cafe Verde in Pasadena

    Recipe: Shrimp Tostones at Cafe Verde in Pasadena
      Dear SOS: The shrimp tostones appetizer at Cafe Verde in Pasadena is delicious, unique and addictive. I've taken several out-of-town guests to enjoy the dish, and they all rave as well! I would love to have the recipe. Dena Crowder South Pasadena...