| Oct 6, 2011
In Porto, I remember eating sardines grilled outside a little restaurant near the sea accompanied by gulps of chilled vinho verde. It's easier to find the wine here now, and this bottling is well worth seeking out. Look for the characteristic tall slope-...
| Oct 6, 2011
At L'Epicerie Market in Culver City, the escargots arrive in a small heap on the plate, not served in the usual shells but napped in a silky white wine sauce with ribbons of ham and velvety leaves of sautéed spinach. The dish is escargots in the style...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:39 AM
The Spanish are on to a good thing with tapas, those lusty little bites that bars in Spain put out in the early evening. Ever wondered how the Spanish can eat dinner at 11 or later? Because they stave off hunger pangs and socialize earlier in the...
| 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 28, 2011
The concrete walls of the new M.B. Post (short for Manhattan Beach Post) are stenciled with giant faded postmarks beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The design by Stephen Francis Jones of SF Jones Architects plays off the fact that from the '50s through...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"Everything I hunt, I cook nose-to-tail, and I butcher everything myself," British chef William Annesley proudly declares. Fitting for an avid hunter and cook who has cheerily branded himself as "Bloody Bill." Annesley has worked as a private chef for.......
| Nov 23, 2008
Urban Outfitters is turning the mini-mall into a scenester hangout. Picture a sleek tapas bar, chic sneaker boutique and art book store instead of Payless, Quiznos and Hallmark.
On Monday, the Philadelphia-based chain is unveiling a new retail concept,...
| Dec 31, 2008
It's impossible to capture the delights and terrors of a year of eating out in Los Angeles in a single short list. Some meals I'd rather forget, thank you. But others, the ones that yielded dishes that are still fresh and vibrant in memory, are the ones...
| Feb 17, 2009
| 4:35 PM
Olives that flood your mouth with flavor. A foie gras lollipop wrapped in cotton candy. The definitive shrimp with garlic. Innocent-looking bites that shoot smoke out of your nostrils.
How to describe the experience at the Bazaar by José Andrés in the...
| Feb 18, 2009
The Bazaar by José Andrés ****
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 246-5555, www.thebazaar.com.
AMBIENCE Two tapas bars -- Blanca and Rojo, one contemporary, one traditional, from Spanish chef José...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 5:28 PM
You gather with family and friends in the evening as the heat of the day starts to fade and the first cool ocean breezes begin to blow in, thick and sweet as honey. The bright white light of afternoon gradually dims to twilight's shades of blue and gray....