| 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...
| Nov 10, 2011
The minute I tasted this terrific Pouilly Fumé from Régis Minet, I wanted oysters. Not just a half dozen but at least a couple dozen, chilled, naked and preferably Kumomotos. Minet's old-vine Sauvignon Blanc picks up a stony minerality and bracing acidity...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2011
John Mosca, proprietor of a two-room roadhouse near New Orleans famed for its Italian-style garlicky shrimp, oysters, chicken and marinated crab dishes, has died. He was 86.
Mosca died Wednesday at his home in suburban Harahan, said his daughter, Lisa...
| Jun 17, 2010
Despite summer's reluctance thus far to make a lasting appearance, there soon will be plenty of gatherings by the pool, picnics at the Bowl and alfresco meals under a panoply of patio umbrellas. The superstars of summer produce — peaches, cherries,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2011
"It's not that easy to find," warned the friend who agreed to meet at her favorite Korean place, Jun Won.
There's a faded sign, but unless you can read Hangul, Korean lettering, it won't help. Most customers park behind the restaurant and go in through...
| Jul 28, 2011
Say what? A Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy? Under $15?
I was skeptical. But when I tasted the 2009 Saint-Bris from Domaine Bersan, I understood why Saint-Bris is the only appellation in Burgundy where the required grape is Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and...
| Aug 11, 2011
Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Fashion Island, the popular Newport Beach outdoor shopping center with the ocean views is welcoming a new addition to its culinary lineup. The olive oil-centric restaurant Fig & Olive is slated to open a location at the center summer 2013....