| Aug 25, 2012
When you are standing in line to order at Sycamore Kitchen, the new breakfast-lunch place in the La Brea design corridor, you are going to be distracted by the bakery counter, which stretches on for yards. Because in addition to the chocolate croissants...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...
| Jun 9, 2012
Who wants to eat lunch inside on these perfect early summer days? A salad is too messy to eat from your lap unless you carry a cleaning kit with you. But a sandwich? That's why it was invented. You could pack your own peanut butter and jelly, but if you...
| Oct 13, 2012
Campanile may have started the trend for family-style meals years ago with festive globe-trotting menus on Monday nights. Now they can be as homey as fried chicken and mashed potatoes at Farmshop or Huckleberry's. Or envisioned as an all-out pig or tomato...
| Jul 7, 2012
When Campanile introduced grilled cheese night on Thursdays with then-co-owner Nancy Silverton at the panini press, those casual evenings perked up the dining scene. Sometimes it seemed as if all of L.A. would stop by for her variations on the grilled...
| Oct 20, 2012
When I am trying to explain the concept of modernist cooking to a friend who has experienced neither encapsulated olives nor edible menus printed with organic ink, I sometimes bring up the burgers concocted by Nathan Myhrvold, a software pioneer who has...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:42 AM
It is toward midnight at the Pikey, the lights are fairly low and the Kinks are playing so loudly that you swear you can hear Ray Davies scratching his ears. You are seated beneath one of Ben Watts' photographs of aging Teddy Boys — tattooed...
| Jul 14, 2012
This Pinot Noir from cool climate Sonoma Coast is a marvel of fruit and finesse. Winemaker Bill Hunter is old school: No fining or filtering for his Chasseur Pinot. The 2007 unfolds like a flower in the glass, scented with cherries and raspberries with...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Fervent fans of the McDonald’s McRib will have to wait past October and November, when the cult favorite usually emerges, until late December, according to a leaked memo.
The sauce-slathered pork sandwich was originally set to be launched from Oct....
| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:10 PM
McDonald’s customers love their chicken served small, in quick-delivery format such as McNuggets and McBites. Which may make their newest test -- deep-fried chicken wings -- such a no-brainer.
Several McDonald’s restaurants in Atlanta are...