| Nov 11, 2010
I'd love to learn how they make the avgolemono soup at Taverna Tony in Malibu. It's scrumptious. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!
Dear Megan: Taverna Tony was happy to share its recipe, which...
| Apr 14, 2011
I've been going back and forth with myself on this one: one star, half a star? How do you rate a restaurant where the service is as crisp and professional as it gets, where everybody is made to feel welcome and special, where the crowd is a dizzyingly...
| May 12, 2011
What a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Mountford estate. Elegant and smooth, this New World Pinot carries the taste of Santa Rosa plums and sweet Asian spices. The scent jumps right out of the glass — sandalwood, and...
| Jun 23, 2011
Third Street is on its way to becoming the latest restaurant row with a slew of openings slated for the next few months. Already open, a second restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in the old Cynthia's space just east of Orlando Avenue....
| May 12, 2011
Dear SOS: An all-time favorite of my entire family is Massaman curry (with chicken) from Cholada Thai in Thousand Oaks.
All of the dishes that we have tried are wonderful, but Massaman curry is a staple for us. I would love to have the recipe for this...
| May 26, 2011
Korean fried chicken (Yangnyeom dak)
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can...
| Jun 16, 2011
On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...
| Aug 18, 2011
Dear SOS: My wife and I had Chi Dynasty in Studio City recommended to us. We went there last Saturday and had three appetizers, one of which was the Chinese chicken salad. Its menu professed that it was "voted best in town." I'm not sure who did the...
| Sep 1, 2011
Sometimes you just get a hankering for fried chicken. That's what I took to the Hollywood Bowl recently when I was invited by some friends to see Dolly Parton. Though it may be best eaten in the great outdoors, luckily, we can also find some great fried...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Nov 18, 2010
2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir "Dussin Vineyard"
It's a beautiful Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley and winemaker Lynn Penner. The fruit is dark and ripe, but there's no trace of jam in this elegant and lush wine from the vineyard that...