| 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....
| Apr 29, 2010
The closing of the Pasadena Playhouse must have been a blow to the new Elements Kitchen right next door. Chef-owner Onil Chibás had to have been counting on business from theatergoers as part of his business plan. But shortly after the renovations were...
| Jul 1, 2010
Beer ice cream
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: 2 to 4
Note: Adapted from Matt Schreiber, who adapted it from Antoine Westermann at the restaurant Beurheisel in Strasbourg, France.
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| Sep 23, 2010
Strawberry gelato (milk-based)
Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling time and 11/2 hours freezing time
Servings: 8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons skim milk powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
2 to 3...
| Nov 11, 2010
On a mission to suss out the Santa Monica gastropub the Yard, I'd invited a friend who'd lived in the neighborhood way back when but had since moved away. As we negotiated the crowds streaming past us on Broadway a couple of blocks from Ocean Avenue,...
| Oct 7, 2010
Kate Koyama moved to Los Angeles from Hardin, Mont., to work in film production, but then a year ago a new dream started to take shape: selling Native American fry bread tacos. She already had her own family recipe, passed down from her Aunt Bernice Cook,...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Aug 5, 2010
Pull up in front of the new Red O on Melrose and, before deigning to take your car, a valet in an embroidered guayabera and natty straw hat will lean into the window to ask, politely, if you've got a reservation. It's Mozza all over again. No reservation,...
| Dec 2, 2010
Dear SOS: The Westside Tavern in West L.A. (inside the Westside Pavilion) has the most delectable, amazing dessert on its menu: warm sticky toffee cake. It's delicious, and I would love to make it at home. Is it possible for you to get the restaurant...
| Aug 19, 2010
It's a summertime truth universally acknowledged: When the thermometer slinks up and the sun is high, the ideal treat is one that comes cold, sweet and on a stick.
As a kid, I was partial to slick Fudgesicles that melted into the consistency of pudding...
| Jul 1, 2010
Ah, the first warm days of summer, when some mysterious force compels even the most hapless cooks to start a fire and burn some meat. Walking around my neighborhood last weekend, the smell of flaming beef fat was everywhere.
It made me wonder: Really,...