| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!"
Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:22 PM
How much are you planning on spending on Valentine's Day dinner this year? Probably not an amount anywhere near $100,000, unless you decide to hire a Michelin-starred chef to cook dinner at your home, for probably the most expensive Valentine's Day dinner...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:25 PM
The drive through the Spanish Basque country to the acclaimed grill restaurant Asador Etxebarri swings through hillsides clad in infinite shades of green, up a narrow road to the village of Axpe and its minuscule square framed by a church, a school...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Toward the end of his documentary "Supermensch," actor-turned-filmmaker Mike Myers notes, "Shep Gordon is the nicest person I've ever met, hands down" -- a slightly redundant declaration by that point, given the largely worshipful tenor of this...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you close your eyes at the Sea Harbour Restaurant for just a few moments, you could swear you're in Hong Kong, as servers and customers exchange rapid-fire Cantonese. When you open them, it's as if you've been teleported to the Pearl of the Orient;...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
| May 15, 2014
| 11:16 AM
For the second year in a row, first quarter motorcycle tire sales are down.
Wholesale sales of replacement tires from the major tire manufacturers for 2014's Q1 fell 12.7% from the same period in 2013 -- when sales were down 15.8% from the first quarter...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Are you looking for the best French fries in Los Angeles? Because the French fries at République are pretty close: cut in long, perfect blocks from fresh potatoes, steamed, slightly dehydrated in a low-temperature oven and then finally boiled in a bath of...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Robert “Bobo” Ivan is co-owner and executive chef of the recently opened Ciboteca in Santa Monica, a gourmet market and fast-casual restaurant that he opened with partner Vittorio Viotti.
Ivan, born in Conegliano in Veneto, Italy, and raised...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: When we were in Britain a couple of years ago, we got a great spiral-bound map book, about 12 by 14 inches, that was large scale. It was easy to find back roads. We will be in Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary, and I cannot find a large-...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The city's first "culinary" brewery is set to debut, but don't expect its ingredient-heavy beers on liquor store shelves or at most bars. Moody Tongue beers, appropriately enough, will be on tap at the city's most adventurous restaurants.