| Oct 21, 2009
Like a classic storybook bistro, with smart burgundy awnings, lacy curtains and flower boxes at the windows, Mantee exudes a warm and welcoming aura. So why is the small dining room so empty?
Because most diners at this diminutive Lebanese-Armenian...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 12:37 PM
Parties that Cook
Garlicky Pita Chips:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil or olive oil spray
2 garlic cloves, peeled
10 pieces of white pita bread, 6-8 inches in diameter
Kosher salt and pepper
Fava and Sweet Pea...
| Jul 1, 2010
The fatit hummus at Olive Tree is a dish of geological depth, a dip of distinct strata. Slicked across its top is a layer of yogurt puddled with olive oil and dusted with cumin and paprika. Pine nuts dot the surface like pale pebbles. Embedded in the warm...
| Jun 26, 2010
There is a chain of chicken restaurants (whose name begins with a Z) that has led the market in succulent, finger-smacking roasted chicken for years. It's definitely delicious, but the next time I'm hankering for garlicky chicken, hummus and pita, I'll be...
| Jun 18, 2009
Address: 3656 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with specialty teas and coffees
Hours: 8 a.m. to
11 p.m. Monday-
Friday, 8 a.m. to
11:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Dining facilities: Order at the...
| Jun 25, 2009
This is a delicious variation on the familiar hummus made from chickpeas. It takes only minutes to make in your food processor. Serve with wedges of pita bread or assorted crackers.
• 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained well
• 1 / 4 cup...
| Jul 10, 2009
Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen's shock-and-ach du lieber follow-up to Borat, is a miss-or-hit mockmentary aimed at turning another of his Ali G Show guises into a pop cultural phenomenon. But Borat was such a hit that it's a struggle to find people gullible...
| Jul 10, 2009
"Brüno", Sacha Baron Cohen's shock-and-ach du lieber follow-up to "Borat," is a miss-or-hit mockmentary aimed at turning another of his "Ali G Show" guises into a pop cultural phenomenon. But "Borat" was such a hit that it's a struggle to find people...
| Jul 22, 2009
As soon as you place your order at Pita Pockets in Northridge, a cook slaps a soft round of dough onto the wall of a blazing tandoor-like oven. After a few moments, a bubbly disk of laffa, catacombed with air pockets and rich with yeasty char, is ready to...
| Jul 30, 2009
A burger is only as good as the sides that accompany it.
Serve a decent burger with watery ketchup and chances are you'll remember the ketchup, not the main event. And that's a total waste of money.
But if you pay attention to the sidekicks on the...