| May 13, 2008
| 12:44 PM
Garlic shrimp with grilled tomatillo sauce
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4
1/2 pound cleaned, peeled large tail-on shrimp
1 small clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press
3/4 pound tomatillos, each cut into six...
| Jun 4, 2008
Flash! Click! Flash, flash, flash! Digital cameras erupt all over the dining room like popcorn popping. In the next booth, a quartet of young Latinas with a mom in tow crowd closer together, the better to fit in the frame. Smile, says the obliging...
| Jun 11, 2008
IT'S ONLY natural that after 62 years, a restaurant might be in need of, if not an extreme makeover, something along the lines of a face lift. Gus's Barbecue in South Pasadena has been dishing out hearty comfort food to residents since 1946, the year...
| Jul 5, 2008
It took just one month for a new freeway mural in Ventura to be hit by graffiti. The tagger was considerate, however, taking pains not to mar the piece, which commemorates a neighborhood destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the 101 Freeway. Instead of...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Note: Frozen green chile is available at Albertsons and occasionally at other groceries. Call first to ensure availability. This recipe requires ovenproof plates.
Green chile sauce
3 tablespoons oil
| Oct 7, 2009
Just north of the traffic-tangling intersection where Beverly, Temple, Virgil, Commonwealth and Silver Lake merge sits Amalia's Restaurant. Secreted away in a refurbished bungalow on a shady stretch of Virgil, it's a surprising oasis where Amalia Zuleta's...