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  • James Beard awards: Another ignominious shutout for L.A. chefs and restaurants

    James Beard awards: Another ignominious shutout for L.A. chefs and restaurants
    Southern California may be a dining mecca, but you wouldn’t know it judging from the James Beard Awards. Once again Monday night, Los Angeles chefs and restaurants suffered an ignominious shutout at the prestigious awards, presented this year in Chicago.
  • Chef Graham Elliot on NFL Draft Town's food menu

    Chef Graham Elliot on NFL Draft Town's food menu
    The football fan dreamland that is NFL Draft Town kicks off festival season this week, with Graham Elliot ("MasterChef," Graham Elliot Bistro) serving as culinary curator. Elliot, who also curates Chow Town at Lollapalooza, hand-picked the local...

    Petit Trois, Goin, Narvaez and Taymor lead L.A.'s Beard nominees

    Petit Trois, Goin, Narvaez and Taymor lead L.A.'s Beard nominees
    Southern California chefs and restaurants earned nominations for seven major honors in the 2015 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards announced Tuesday. Petit Trois is one of five finalists for the best new restaurant. Other nominees include...

    White House's Sam Kass, head of Let's Move initiative, moving to NYC

     White House's Sam Kass, head of Let's Move initiative, moving to NYC
    Chef Sam Kass, the Chicago native who became the executive director of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative and the Obama administration's senior policy adviser on nutrition, is leaving Washington at the end of this month and moving to New...

    Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us

    Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us
    By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ... "Have you dined with us before?" It's not the question...