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  • It's just you and your barista at Intelligentsia Venice

    It's just you and your barista at Intelligentsia Venice
    You've dropped in for an espresso. Your own private barista greets you at the door and guides you to a custom-made, walnut-and-steel espresso-making station, tricked out with a swivel base and hydraulics for raising and lowering the attached grinder....
  • Recipe: Chocolate cupcakes

    Recipe: Chocolate cupcakes
    Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 20 standard cupcakes Note: Dutch process cocoa refers to a treatment whereby the cocoa is treated with alkali (alkali neutralizes cocoa's natural acidity); this cocoa can be found at cooking and baking stores as well...
  • Recipe: Hickory-smoked brisket with Southwestern barbecue sauce

    Recipe: Hickory-smoked brisket with Southwestern barbecue sauce
      Hickory-smoked brisket with Southwestern barbecue sauce Total time: 2 hours, plus 5 to 6 hours smoking time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This recipe calls for hickory chips and the use of a smoker, or a charcoal grill converted to a smoker. Hickory...
  • Restaurant review: LA Mill Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake

    Restaurant review: LA Mill Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake
    The server asks the two of us about coffee. We look at each other knowing there's no question -- we're going with the siphon, a Japanese contraption for brewing coffee that looks straight out of a chemistry lab. I love the magic-show of it, the moment...
  • A teacup, towels and bit of 'twee'

    A teacup, towels and bit of 'twee'
    THIS weekend, MTV reality stars the Osbournes -- heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, wife and manager Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack -- will engage in that most Southern Californian tradition: the estate sale. Of course, this family has approached the...
  • Cafe Bella Roma: worth the wait

    IT is a truth universally acknowledged that American people in possession of a good appetite must be in want of a cozy Italian restaurant in their neighborhood. Some areas have reached saturation level in this regard; others lack even a decent pizzeria....
  • Coffee's trained tasters know their beans and brews

    Dora Jaramillo slides off the top of a wooden box to reveal 36 numbered vials of "perfume." Each number in the kit corresponds to a different aroma commonly found in coffee, some positive (lemon and butter) and some not so positive (medicinal and rubber)....
  • The Beachcomber Cafe: a cozy perch along the Malibu Pier

    The Beachcomber Cafe: a cozy perch along the Malibu Pier
    LOOKING seaward from Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, there's almost no sign of the Beachcomber Cafe, but if you're astraddle a surfboard in the ocean off Surfrider Beach, you probably have a pelican's-eye view of what's so special about the place --...
  • Recipe: Coviglia al caffè

    Recipe: Coviglia al caffè
    Total time: 30 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 10 Note: Adapted from "Cucina del Sole" by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. "Coviglia should not be frozen hard," she writes. If you must keep them in the freezer longer than 2 to 3 hours, transfer them out of...
  • Bánh mì: Vietnamese street food with a French and SoCal twist

    Bánh mì: Vietnamese street food with a French and SoCal twist
    A baguette, still warm from the oven, its golden crust trellised with cracks. Sandwiched inside, a bright green thatch of cilantro and jalapeños, a tangle of pickled carrots and daikon, a smear of pâté. Loaded between that, maybe a layer of rich barbecued...
  • A North Hollywood kite fighter's lofty dream

    A North Hollywood kite fighter's lofty dream
    There is just a breath of wind in North Hollywood. The fan palms barely tremble. Basir Beria steps out of his shop on Lankershim Boulevard with a red fighter kite. He walks to a planter where people drop their cigarette butts and kicks up some dust to...