| Jul 9, 2008
Save money -- eat out.
It might sound counterintuitive, and it flies in the face of advice tossed out by penny-pinching "experts" -- but they don't know what we know: where to find the best dining deals in town.
Who says it's cheaper to eat in? We...
| Jul 10, 2008
| 7:16 PM
The original shish kebab, they say, was broiled over campfires on Turkish nomads' swords.
Oh, sure. Give me a break. A nomad warrior, whose life depended on his razor-sharp blade, would ruin the temper of his sword's steel by sticking it in a fire,...
| Dec 26, 2007
SUCCULENT pork ribs with a spicy chipotle sauce, sweet zucchini braised to a buttery softness, the miracle of a Meyer lemon posset (like a mousse but with livelier flavor and a more elegant texture), a spectacular summer pie packed with nectarines and...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Apr 27, 2009
| 10:27 AM
Total time: 45 minutes
Note: From Gabriela Camara of Contramar restaurant
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large egg
1/4 rounded teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light olive oil
1 chipotle chile
1. Put lemon juice, egg and salt...
| Apr 29, 2009
Downtown? Until very recently, if you asked someone to meet you for dinner there, it was roughly the equivalent of asking them to join you on the moon. I've met people who have never been within shouting distance of the area, even though they've lived...
| Jan 13, 2008
PIERRE LAFOND BISTRO
516 State St.; (805) 962-1455, www.pierrelafond.com.
This is an elegant spot linked to the nearby Lafond Winery and run by chef Joshua Keating. The glass-topped tables, open kitchen and soft-hued paintings make it a good place to...
| Nov 11, 2009
Call it the sushi-torta express. Set to start running on Sunday, the Gold Line Eastside Extension is a direct, six-mile shot from Little Tokyo to East Los Angeles. It's also a light-rail lifeline to the incredible variety of restaurants that surrounds...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 2:45 PM
Dear SOS: I have been enjoying the Peruvian ceviche at Ciudad in downtown Los Angeles for quite some time now. Do you think that the restaurant would share the recipe?
Dear Leticia: Ciudad was happy to share their recipe. The...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 5:54 PM
Cuando las enfermeras llevaron a Ana Rodarte en silla de ruedas hacia una sala de operaciones del Hospital Scripps Memorial en La Jolla, ya estaba atontada por el sedante que le dieron previo a la cirugía. Un monitor cardíaco empezó a capturar sus...
| Jul 8, 2009
When the dinner bell rings and there's no one but you to hear it, is it cause for celebrating with a steak and a glass of wine? Or for whining your way through a bowl of cereal standing at the counter?
The answer is yes, as cookbook author Deborah...