| Dec 29, 2011
Alex Day is standing behind the custom bar at the headquarters of Proprietors, the drinks consulting company he and his partner David Kaplan recently set up in downtown Los Angeles — an office cum cocktail lab that they've dubbed Chapter & Verse....
| Dec 1, 2011
Here they come: the relatives. And they're hungry too. So where are you going to feed them? Why not one of the new generation of brunches that have been popping up at some very good restaurants lately? Brunch is convivial and fun, not to mention much less...
| Dec 29, 2011
Rosé Wishes (and Caviar Dreams)
Total time: 5 minutes
Note: From Paul Sanguinetti of Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Aug 19, 2010
After chopping vegetables for a dinner party for 60, and serving as many appetizer plates of potato croquette fried in duck fat with crème fraiche and caviar, Lisa Stern, a homemaker from Calabasas, sits down beside her husband to eat her meal.
| Dec 2, 2011
The last decade or so has seen a remarkable boom in the quantity and variety of limes and lime-like fruits available in the United States. California has become the leading domestic producer, albeit by default, and late autumn is prime season for limes,...
| Mar 10, 2012
With the new Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, the Austrian chef who, along with Alice Waters, begat California cuisine, has finally achieved a quintessentially Californian restaurant, one with a legendary outdoor terrace in a verdant setting with swans...
| Mar 31, 2011
I've always loved Robert Frost's line about home being the place where, "when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Perhaps I'm putting an overly optimistic reading on it, but the idea that even on our coldest, darkest nights, there is always a...
| May 19, 2011
At the Lazy Ox Canteen on the edge of Little Tokyo, the happy clamor of downtown denizens tucking into chef Josef Centeno's Ox burgers, crispy pig's ears and brick-roasted mussels leaks out the door into the street. But Lazy Ox is no longer the only...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:26 PM
"Messy, gooey, in-your-face" cupcakes weren't quite enough give the owner of Blondies cupcake bakery in Catasauqua a win on Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" Sunday. It came down to decoration, an area in which Rebecca Zukowski of Blondies says she doesn't......
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
3 Events: Meet Mr. Petrossian; Spice Table; 'New Orleans'...