| Mar 31, 2011
A stone's throw from the mega-mall South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, a short ride down Bristol, you'll find the Camp, an "alternative" mall on the order of the nearby Lab. It's a quirky place, with buildings set askew along a winding footpath and even a...
| Jan 6, 2011
For a long time, Los Angeles chefs had the city to themselves. Outsiders might have turned up for a guest chef turn or two, but never much more than that. But then a couple of years ago that all changed, and Los Angeles was suddenly as attractive as Las...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
For Tinseltown, Sunday may have been all about the Golden Globe Awards, but for 20 of L.A.âs most prominent chefs and restaurateurs it was about the surprise party they had been planning for months in honor of two extraordinary patrons.......
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Dave Martin of "Top Chef's" Season 1 will be serving a three-course demo and meal at Zov's Bistro in Tustin on Oct. 18. Martin is famous for not only his lewd catchphrases and subsequent T-shirt line, but also his black......
| Sep 3, 2008
Highlights from our blog, The Daily Dish, available online at latimes.com/dailydish
RUSTIC CANYON Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica plans to open a bakery-cafe and retail space next spring about two blocks down the street from its restaurant,...
| Sep 10, 2008
The news in July that the Corti Bros. grocery on Folsom Boulevard was closing spread through town like wildfire. You'd have thought the city was losing its NBA team, or even the state Capitol.
A petition to keep the store in its current location was...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 3:03 PM
You may question why a vegan such as myself has been dying to dine at Cut. First, its like being allowed into the cool peoples hang, what with the giant pictures of George Clooney and Marilyn Manson suspended on the walls. Its definitely the coolest...
| Jul 16, 2008
FOR Thomas Keller, opening his new Bouchon bistro in Beverly Hills is more than just starting a new restaurant, it's a return to a place where he spent a couple of the toughest years of his life.
Now that he's on top of the world, with Michelin three-...
| Aug 26, 2009
When I pull up to Ado, the new Italian restaurant that's moved into the old Amuse space on Main Street in Venice, chef-owner Antonio Muré is standing in his whites in the doorway, his dark hair pulled into a ponytail, so chic he looks as if he's waiting...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:17 PM
Note: Basically, Piemonte's bagna cauda is a "hot bath" of olive oil, anchovies and plenty of garlic in a terra cotta pot warmed over embers (or a chafing-dish arrangement) in the center of the table. This recipe, from wine maker Giacomo Bologna,...
| Jan 27, 2010
What's the most expensive dinner in America? An omakase meal of pristine, perfectly sliced sushi, the fish flown in from Tsukiji market in Tokyo and prepared for you personally by a Yoda-equivalent sushi master? Or maybe a 12-course tasting menu from a...