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  • Counter Intelligence: Spago makeover smooths aging star's wrinkles

     Counter Intelligence: Spago makeover smooths aging star's wrinkles
    The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the...
  • Counter Intelligence: A little taste of Cortez

    Counter Intelligence: A little taste of Cortez
    What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
  • Counter Intelligence: At modern Mo-Chica, the alpaca question

    Counter Intelligence: At modern Mo-Chica, the alpaca question
    Have you been to the new Mo-Chica? Ricardo Zarate's Peruvian restaurant seems to define the downtown thing at the moment: It's a high-style warren on 7th Street, down the block from Bottega Louie, where the scene is as important as the drinks, and the...
  • Game for good eats at tailgate parties

    Game for good eats at tailgate parties
    Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...
  • Critic's Choice: Cool, creative ceviche

    Critic's Choice: Cool, creative ceviche
    Is ceviche poised to become as popular as sushi or sashimi in L.A.? It could happen. I'm thinking Ricardo Zarate is onto something as the Peruvian chef (Mo-Chica, Picca) gets ready to open a ceviche concept called Paiche. Raw seafood marinated in lime...
  • Recipe: Galician fish stew (Caldeirada)

    Recipe: Galician fish stew (<i>Caldeirada</i>)
    Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: For the stew, use a white fish such as cod or halibut. 1 1/2 pounds fish fillets Salt 1 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 quart water 1 onion, quartered 2 bay leaves 1/4 cup olive oil 4...
  • Spain's flavorful seafood soups

     Spain's flavorful seafood soups
    — At the village market, my friend Pepa buys a couple of small white fish, a handful of clams, a few shrimp. I ask what she's preparing. "Una sopa marinera, de pescado," she replies. A fish soup. Nothing fancy, no complications, just a simple home-...
  • Market Watch: Takikawas' the Garden of ..... connects the dots to quality

    Market Watch: Takikawas' the Garden of ..... connects the dots to quality
    SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — In recent months, there's been a new farm in town with the enigmatic name the Garden of ..... and an almost mystical reputation for superb quality. From lettuce to potatoes, everything that the owners, Shu and Debby Takikawa,...
  • Cookbook favorites

    Here are samples from three of my favorite books. From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David Ratatouille aux Oeufs 1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs,...
  • Critic's Choice: L.A. area restaurants with prix-fixe menus hit the spot

    Critic's Choice: L.A. area restaurants with prix-fixe menus hit the spot
    Summertime and the living is easy … that would be the summer prix-fixe market menu. Ease into a chair at a favorite restaurant, and let the chef determine the menu based on summer's bounty. Oh, you might have to make a couple of choices, but that's...
  • Counter Intelligence: Lazy Ox Canteen in Little Tokyo

    Counter Intelligence: Lazy Ox Canteen in Little Tokyo
    Andoni Luis Aduriz, the chef of Mugaritz, in the countryside outside San Sebastian, Spain, may be the closest thing to a pure artist in the restaurant world today. He encases potatoes in thin coats of ceramic so his customers can experience the...