| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:04 PM
It took cheese to teach me how good white wine is.
When you travel, you notice that more people drink white wine rather than red with their cheese, unlike Americans. There's nothing wrong with drinking red wine with cheese; it's just, to be blunt,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
When I consider the world's various chardonnays, especially as they express themselves in hugely different styles given their place of origin, I think of the keyboard of a piano.
Low-profile unoaked chardonnays, from very cool climates such as...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word.
It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles.
But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Authentic haggis is not for the squeamish. Under "Ingredients" on the label of packaged versions, you'll typically find oatmeal, onion, suet, seasonings — so far so good, eh? — and lamb offal.
Offal. Sometimes called pluck. It's the innards:...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Love a great tomato soup? Our most recent Culinary SOS request, from reader Ruth Benson in Los Angeles, was for the soup from Angelini Osteria:
"I had a wonderful soup at Angelini Osteria. It was a tomato-based soup that was the best I've ever had in my...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:56 AM
After well over a year of hard work turning a 1920s-era abandoned brick building in northern Pasadena into an airy, utterly gorgeous functioning restaurant, Christine Moore and her business partner Pam Perkins opened Lincoln just after dawn Monday....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Hello Kitty fans, grab a sticker and mark your cute calendars. In addition to the upcoming first-ever convention and museum retrospective to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday, Sanrio on Wednesday is announcing plans to turn the city into a Hello...