| Apr 8, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Chilli knows exactly what she wants in a man, and she's never been shy about expressing her needs. As one-third of the platinum-selling R&B trio TLC, hits like "No Scrubs," "Creep" and "Ain't 2 Proud to Beg" offered less than......
| Oct 7, 2010
Walking into the central plaza of the small town of Jabugo, you breathe in the aroma of ibérico ham, a sweet-nutty smell so intense it's as if it emanates from the very walls of the houses. This is the source — where ibérico pigs roam through...
| Mar 18, 2010
Jolly Pumpkin Brewing La Roja Artisan Amber Ale
It took about 10 years for Americans to get used to the bitterness of India Pale Ale. How long will it take for us to get used to Flemish brown ale, which is sour, actually sour?
Jolly Pumpkin's La Roja is...
| May 27, 2010
Mofongos Comida Caribena is easy to spot: a bright dab of orange on a drab strip of Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood full of car dealerships and auto body repair shops. It smells absolutely amazing; a blast of garlic and pork and sweet frying...
| May 27, 2010
Chefs come and chefs go. Some don't change a thing. Others don't quite fit in. But sometimes a new chef can bring a breath of fresh air to a tired menu or contribute a whole new spirit to a place.
Ammo, the little restaurant that could, on Highland...
| Jun 3, 2010
At first encounter, the kitschy side of Solvang can be off-putting, what with all the shop windows filled with cutesy figurines and souvenirs of the Danish-themed town. But on closer acquaintance, when window boxes spill over with flowers and old-...
| Jun 11, 2010
Spring porcini, among the most prized and delicious of wild mushrooms, have started their brief season at a few local farmers markets. Most people think of porcini and kindred fungi, known as boletes, as being specialties of autumn, and so they are in...
| Mar 24, 2011
A carload of friends and I are heading west on Ventura Boulevard on the lookout for the Studio City restaurant and lounge Firefly. Where exactly is it? We're scanning the south side of the boulevard for the facade. (I could have found the address and...
| Nov 25, 2010
In a tight red sweater, curvy jacket and a loop of pearls, Xiomara Ardolina looks too young to have started her first restaurant in La Canada way back in 1979. She later parlayed the money she made with that first venture into a French bistro in Old...
| Dec 2, 2010
Peek inside Antojitos Latinos, a tiny Colombian deli and market in Van Nuys, and there's little inkling of its status as a treasured comfort food institution. Over the last 16 years, under owner Patricia Blancheteau's guidance, this tidy but plain shop...
| Dec 23, 2010
At Salt's Cure, an endearing new WeHo restaurant, the server brings out a wooden board with a few of the cured and smoked items we've chosen from the day's short printed menu. There's a deep red, thinly sliced duck ham that seems to concentrate the rich...