| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Think you've got a monster appetite? Well, it probably doesn't come close to what the "L.A. Beast" consumes in one sitting.
His name is Kevin Strahle, and he's a competitive eater who likes to video himself performing insane eating challenges. A...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
La Boulange, the first Los Angeles outlet of the San Francisco La Boulange bakeries, will open June 12. Founder Pascal Rigo has expanded the offerings at the Los Angeles location, which occupies a corner of La Brea and Fourth Street, to include breakfast,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Long Beach, my fair city, is having its first Restaurant Week, and though this city of almost 500,000 may not be the first area that comes to mind as a hub of fine dining, there are some really good places you should try.
Eat LBC will run from March...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has taken plenty of heat for her comments about the trials of being a famous mommy and how awful it is to be criticized on social media. Many people have read her the riot act, but a Green Beret has an especially personal reaction....
| May 20, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Chipotle, the fast casual Mexican food chain, is asking customers to keep guns out of its restaurants after demonstrators brought military assault rifles and other guns into a Chipotle in Texas, according to a company statement.
The incident caused...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Blue skies and the aromas of caramelized pork drew crowds to downtown's Grand Park on Saturday when some of Los Angeles' best taco makers gathered for L.A. Taco's annual Taco Madness fest.
Long lines snaked around the Guerrilla Tacos and Mariscos...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Calling all Ben & Jerry's ice cream fans. Grab a free cone filled with "Chunky Monkey," "Half Baked," "Cherry Garcia" or any of your favorite flavors during Free Cone Day on Tuesday.
The Vermont-based ice cream company has been giving away free ice...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Downers Grove officials approved a proposal Tuesday night to give public money to a developer who plans to overhaul the property of a closed gas station.
The village council voted unanimously to greenlight the project at the former Marathon station at...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:43 AM
Caribou Coffee in downtown Downers Grove will close this weekend, making way for its rebirth as Peet's Coffee & Tea.
The popular coffee shop will shut its doors Sunday at 3 p.m. following a weekend of live performances from local bands. The same...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Starbucks customers may soon be able to pre-order their coffee and tip their baristas through their smartphone.
The world's largest coffee-shop operator will test a smartphone service this year that lets customers pre-order their coffees, lattes, ...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:49 AM
Here's the top deals good on Monday, April 13:
HoneyBaked Ham: $5 off half half and other coupons to save on Easter dinners.
Kmart: Join the store's birthday club and get $5 in birthday bucks. It's free to join.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion...