| Feb 16, 2015
| 11:11 AM
LAKEVILLE — The barns were falling down. The little farmhouse was covered with asbestos siding. The views were gorgeous, but the meadow was impassably thick with brambles and high grasses.
"People were afraid," says Pilar Proffitt.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Umami Burger has decided to get in on the pumpkin spice latte craze with its own version of the beloved Starbucks holiday drink. Only the Umami latte comes with a beef patty and a bun. And no latte.
The Umami Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger comes topped...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Now open across from Rock & Brews (“serving those who rock!”) in Terminal 5 of Los Angeles International Airport is the air-travelers satellite of the 80-year-old Original Farmers Market (“meet me at Third and Fairfax!”), dubbed...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| Jul 19, 2014
Paul Nguyen's parents escaped from Vietnam in 1978 because they wanted to go to "the land of opportunity."
"We had nothing," said Nguyen, co-owner of Phubs Vietnamese Pho and Subs in Hanover. "(My father) came as a dishwasher, making two something an...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future.
Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The walls are wood, the lighting fixtures are colorful and some of the furniture is antique.
Ye Olde Town Inn, 18 W. Busse Ave. in Mount Prospect, has been a bar and restaurant for nearly a century, said Tod Curtis, the 75-year-old owner who lives in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Restaurant openings this week include a meatball-and-beer hall on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood and the first half of a four-in-one concept called Playa Provisions (so right now it's just two-in-one). Asian Box — the Northern California-based...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A new restaurant will be opening next month that will bring the "farm to fork" concept right into the heart of downtown Plainfield.
Sovereign, at 24295 W. Lockport St., will serve food and craft beer with an emphasis on local ingredients.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The Los Angeles Times' annual culinary showcase The Taste is fast approaching, kicking off on Aug. 29. Co-hosts for the three-day food festival have just been announced, including James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton, Michelin-starred chef Michael...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Orlando's B Resort, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd. in Lake Buena Vista, has partnered with China Grill Management to open American Q this summer. Following a major renovation, The B Resort is taking over the location formerly occupied by The Hotel Royal Plaza...