| Oct 13, 2012
Are you a connoisseur of agony? Then drop by Starry Kitchen for a bite some evening, somewhere around 9 p.m. if you can swing it, and listen to the customers who have been denied a shot at the Singaporean chili crab. They will be muttering imprecations...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:10 PM
I'm not sure if it was the influence of some carne asada fries during a recent trip to San Diego or a dinner at Guelaguetza accompanied by a particularly potent dose of mezcal, but I had a dream about mole fries a few weeks ago. It was a rather vivid one,...
| Jul 7, 2012
Dear SOS: I had lunch with a friend at Chaya Downtown restaurant, in Los Angeles. We ordered their chopped salad with grilled shrimp in an aioli jalapeño dressing. It was superb! I'd love to make it at home. Can you get the recipe from the chef?
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| Sep 22, 2012
Don't ask me how it happened. I can't tell you. But certainly these elements came into play: planning too far ahead, not writing things down, friends finally getting back to us with the one possible date they could come for dinner in months, visitors in...
| Oct 27, 2012
Have you been to Tom Bergin's Tavern lately? No — not Molly Malone's, the pub with the bands; the other one on Fairfax, a few blocks south, with the Irish coffee and the old Bing Crosby vibe. Bergin's has been a fascinating place since Brandon...
| Feb 9, 2012
Love dumplings? The soupy, Shanghai-style ones filled with juicy pork? Puck-shaped Beijing ones with beef? Pan-fried? Steamed? Boiled? There are Vietnamese dumplings made with rice flour wrappers folded around chunks of sautéed shrimp. Or beefy Lebanese...
| Feb 16, 2012
Italians really know how to eat. A meal always begins with wine, and since no one ever drinks wine without food, a selection of antipasti (literally, "before the meal" snacks) appears on the table or sideboard. No rush, you talk, sip wine and nibble,...
| May 5, 2012
With a caffeine headache and 60 bucks in my britches, I head out to the pony rides on a Friday night — to glittery, improbable Hollywood Park, now officially Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Inglewood track's spring-summer semester has just started, and...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
1 pound large shrimp, in shell
1/2 cup chopped green onion (trimmings saved)
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (trimmings saved)2 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3 to 4 zucchini (4 cups sliced)
| Feb 25, 2012
At Crabby's restaurant in Montebello, Hector Chacon sipped from a steaming bowl of shrimp soup, trying to soothe a nervous stomach.
It was election day last November in the small, working-class cities southeast of downtown Los Angeles. For Chacon, a...