| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
A new hot spot is the subterranean level of the recently opened Blossom Cafe in Silver Lake....
| Apr 7, 2012
L&E Oyster Bar
A crack team of shuckers gets out the oysters at this smart new Silver Lake oyster bar from the team behind Covell Wine Bar. They've got them fried and grilled, too, plus the wines to go with them.
Location: 1637 Silver Lake Blvd., Los...
| Apr 8, 2012
For me, the egg hunt didn't stop when I became an adult.
Some people hunt eggs, but I prefer to eat them. As a kid, I thrilled more to the feast than the hunt — as in the feast of hard-boiled eggs and leftover egg dishes that remained in the wake...
| Jan 1, 2012
Return to David L. Ulin's review of this essay.
I shall attempt, in this piece, an appraisal of the civilization of Southern California, but it occurs to me that before I begin I had better give you some idea what the place looks like. If you...
| Jan 5, 2012
The best meals of the year aren't necessarily about foie gras and truffles, or indulgent tasting menus, or even the technically best cooking of 2011. They're those dinners that surprised and delighted, that wove food and wine and friendship together in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Although most of the larger farmers markets in Southern California have at least one vendor of cultivated mushrooms, the great majority of these buy from large commercial producers and so must sell in the non-certified section or under a second...
| Jan 19, 2012
Here's an exceptional white wine made by genius Port producer Dirk Niepoort — and it's priced well under $20. Instead of a blend, Niepoort makes this entirely with the native Loureiro grape fermented and aged in stainless steel. And he gives it...
| Sep 29, 2012
What a pretty Chablis from young négociant and winemaker Patrick Piuze, a French Canadian who stopped to work the harvest in Burgundy 11 years ago and basically never went home again. After studying winemaking in Beaune, he oversaw Maison Olivier...
| Feb 23, 2012
The Antinori family now counts 26 generations in the wine business in Tuscany, Italy. That's quite a history. But in the Napa Valley, it's much shorter. Though Marchese Piero Antinori bought an estate on Atlas Peak in the 1980s, the family produced its...
| Dec 22, 2012
Maybe it's the nip in the air. Maybe it's the proximity to the holidays, but this time of year I'm craving oysters. And I don't mean a measly half-dozen but a giant iced platter of glistening raw mollusks ready to be slurped down with Champagne or a...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Restaurants, seafood bars and even other shellfish providers are bemoaning the imminent demise of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., a Northern California business said to be responsible for nearly 40% of the state’s oyster production.