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  • Get back to basics with spaghetti and meatballs for Columbus Day

    Get back to basics with spaghetti and meatballs for Columbus Day
    I feel a special fondness for spaghetti. Growing up not far from the Italian border in the Austrian town of Sankt Veit, I was certainly familiar from an early age with the cooking of our neighbors to the south. As a young chef at restaurants in Provence,...
  • Headed for wine country but no time to plan? CellarPass can help

    Headed for wine country but no time to plan? CellarPass can help
    It’s hard enough getting out of town for a jaunt to wine country, let alone finding the time to reserve winery visits and check any events you might be interested in.  If you don’t do some planning, though, you might be shut out from the...
  • Fascinated with wine pairings? One of these wine dinners could be for you

    Fascinated with wine pairings? One of these wine dinners could be for you
    For those who are fascinated by the interplay of wine and food and how certain dishes or flavors can play to a wine’s strengths, here are a few interesting wine dinners coming up soon: Saint Martha, Koreatown The jaunty new K-town wine bar is...
  • Scouting Report: Eric Park's new comfort food at ROOTS at Black Hogg

    Scouting Report: Eric Park's new comfort food at ROOTS at Black Hogg
    Name of restaurant:  ROOTS at Black Hogg. Chef/Owner: Chef Eric Park originally opened Black Hogg in Silver Lake back in March 2012. After closing his gastropub for a remodel in July, he recently opened a temporary popup called ROOTS at Black Hogg....
  • Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef

    Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef
    Longtime Los Angeles Times food writer and historian Charles Perry will deliver a lecture to the Culinary Historians of Southern California on the history of hot sauce on Oct. 11. His story winds back through tomato ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to the...
  • Dining briefs: "Best roast chicken," Culver's in Chicago

    Dining briefs: "Best roast chicken," Culver's in Chicago
    River Roast aims for mid-July opening: Having known Spiaggia owner/chef Tony Mantuano for a decade, I’ve learned he is a chef who never minces words. So when he says that for the past year, he and chef John Hogan have worked on creating “the...
  • Drizly, the app that delivers booze to your doorstep, just launched in L.A.

    Drizly, the app that delivers booze to your doorstep, just launched in L.A.
    So you’re sitting at home, longing for a Negroni, only to discover you’re out of Aviator gin and/or Campari and vermouth. You could hop in the car, or pull out your skateboard, but hey, it’s hot out there. And who’s to say...
  • Q&A: Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern

    Q&A: Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern
    This is an edited interview from Zimmern’s appearance at Sunday’s Printers Row Lit Fest. Q: You’ve dined in Chicago more than most out-of-towners. How would you describe our food scene to someone unfamiliar? A: In the last 10 years,...
  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week
    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond. After trying some new beers and...
  • Salt's Cure Cookout, Taste of Mexico, Abbot Kinney Fest

    Salt's Cure Cookout, Taste of Mexico, Abbot Kinney Fest
    On Thursday, Sept. 25, Salt’s Cure will be celebrating L.A. Beer Week at Verdugo Bar with a patio cookout, part of a monthly partnership between the West Hollywood restaurant and the Eagle Rock bar. Pulled pork sandwiches, housemade hot links and...
  • If your hot dog is topped with seaweed or noodles, it must be a Japadog

    If your hot dog is topped with seaweed or noodles, it must be a Japadog
    Chances are you're not expecting today's lunch to involve a hot dog topped with Japanese yakisoba noodles or shaved radish and bonito flakes, unless you've found the Japadog hot dog cart. The Vancouver, Canada, brand, which started in 2005 and is...