| Jun 11, 2008
LOT 1 may have the highest-profile chef -- Josef Centeno -- now cooking in Echo Park, but foodie haunts are sprouting all along Sunset Boulevard in a neighborhood that until recently was better known for its indie music scene. Young chefs and...
| Aug 15, 2007
ON a balmy summer night, where do you take out-of-town friends more intent on seeing something of the Hollywood scene than trying the latest, greatest restaurant? To the most adult place on the Strip: Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower hotel. We commandeer...
| Oct 22, 2008
That kids love pasta is one of those parenting truisms that begins as relief (it's easy, it's cheap), quickly graduates to fatigue, and usually culminates in parody. I still remember the Year of the Noodle, in which my daughter ate almost nothing but milk...
| Feb 25, 2009
"Simple Supper Menu": Available nightly before 7 p.m., three courses for $30: your choice of soup or salad; citrus marinated jidori half chicken with cabbage fennel salad, Oro Blanco grapefruit, pickled red onions and pistachios, or poached Scottish...
| Jan 13, 2008
PIERRE LAFOND BISTRO
516 State St.; (805) 962-1455, www.pierrelafond.com.
This is an elegant spot linked to the nearby Lafond Winery and run by chef Joshua Keating. The glass-topped tables, open kitchen and soft-hued paintings make it a good place to...
| Nov 19, 2008
At most of the following establishments you'll receive a par-cooked turkey that will require about an hour or two in the oven when you get it home. Some, such as Sapphire and Blue on Blue, are also serving Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant --...
| Dec 27, 2006
EVERY year, we publish close to 400 recipes, and some just cry out to be on our annual Top 10 list. It tugs at your heart to hear them: "Pick me! Oh, pick me!"
This year we loved simple, rustic dishes that had been given a glamorous makeover with the...
| Mar 7, 2010
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At least one reader thinks this is the end-all, be-all macaroni and cheese. And who are we to argue? It's on the menu at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite, and they were kind enough to share the recipe with Culinary S.O.S.......
| Apr 23, 2009
More than mac 'n' cheese, meatloaf, burgers or cupcakes, the grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort food. A staple of bachelor kitchens everywhere, it's the first meal many of us learn to cook. But unlike most gentrified comfort foods,...
| Aug 13, 2009
Michele Perchonok sat contemplating a shrink-wrapped brick of freeze-dried mac and cheese just outside the test kitchen at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
The dish has been served countless times on the space shuttle and International Space Station. When...
| Mar 27, 2009
Cracked on the side of a ship or hoisted in a flute glass on New Year's Eve, champagne is the de facto libation for celebrating special occasions. But the paradox of its elite status means that it's often relegated only to special occasions. Pop Champagne...