| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Salt & Straw ice cream at Joan's: Beginning Friday, Joan's on Third will serve Salt & Straw ice cream by the scoop. Salt & Straw of Portland, Ore., was named one of Saveur’s favorite ice creams, a Sunset magazine "Best of the West" selection, a...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Food and community: Apolis, a “socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities,” will be hosting a summer speaking series with the first event scheduled June 18. Marcus Samuelsson, author of “Yes, Chef,” and Rohan...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
It's hard to find a packaged food at the grocery store that doesn't have a million ingredients in it. And most of them seem to be unpronounceable. But what about the ingredients we do recognize on labels? The ones we think we know just because we see them...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Today at the ice cream truck, a free sample of chocolate soft serve comes at a price: You have to deal with Jillian (Jess Weixler).
Hungover, bitter and thoroughly uninvested in the success of the company's promotional giveaway that gives "Free Samples"...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
“Arrested Development” is so close we can taste it, and it tastes like a mix of cornballs, hot ham water, martinis for breakfast and just a hint of frozen banana.
To get you fully prepared for Season 4 (15 episodes!) to be released Sunday on...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The life of a reporter is tough. I recently had to work on a warm and sunny Saturday.
My assignment? To go a four-hour ice-cream tour of Los Angeles, starting well before noon.
I got on a bus at Universal City and tasted my first ice cream at 10:30 a....
| May 25, 2013
After enduring exhausting, emotionally draining relationships back to back, I had decided enough was enough. I was 38 and had been doing the L.A. dating thing for eight years after a broken engagement. You name it, I had dated it.
The guy who couldn't...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:00 PM
There they'll stand — the Roman amphitheater of Aspendos, the tomb of the Sufi poet Rumi, the ruins of the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the ancient Armenian church of Akdamar and a dozen other wonders, all splendid in the Southern California sun.
| May 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream.
I found the Addiction Bistro...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sriracha has hit Plan Check Kitchen and Bar in West L.A. If you thought it was good on ice cream or as a lollipop, what about Sriracha leather? Chef Ernesto Uchimura is putting a slice of Sriracha leather on his new SS PCB burger along with his regular...
| Apr 27, 2013
Call me old-fashioned, but I am not a fan of the current trend wherein bacon, avocado and other ingredients normally considered staples of savory cooking are used to make desserts, instead of, say, a BLT. The only exception to this rule, and it's an...