| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:00 PM
We'd like to take a moment to salute the man/woman/group who decided to make April Grilled Cheese Month. An entire month devoted to reflecting on the wonder that is two slices of buttered bread with cheese, all grilled to melted perfection, may be the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Name of restaurant: Bar Ama
Happy hour: It's called Super Nacho Hour and it takes place 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 p.m. to close Monday to Saturday and 3 to 5:30 p.m. If you've eaten a bowl of Josef Centeno's Tex Mex queso and wished for...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Josef Centeno, who also owns Baco Mercat, Bar Ama and Orsa and Winston, has changed the name of his latest venture, Pete's L.A., to Ledlow Swan. The downtown restaurant currently has no signage while Centeno waits for a new logo.
"I probably should...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Loteria Hollywood will offer an eight-course tasting menu by Jimmy Shaw and Mision 19 chef Javier Plascencia on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Each dish will be paired with a wine from Baja California. Maite Gomez-Rejon from LA Artbites will give a brief...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Josef Centeno will reopen downtown's Pete's Cafe as Pete's this Wednesday. The chef and owner of Baco Mercat, Orsa & Winston and Bar Ama has given the iconic lunch spot at the corner of Fourth and Main streets a complete makeover of the space and menu. ...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
For as long as humans have been cultivating grains, cooks have been baking flatbreads in the embers or on primitive wood-fired ovens. Pizza is a flatbread, beloved the world over. But it's certainly not the only flatbread from the Mediterranean or the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Bon Appetit has come out with its annual list of nominees for the best new restaurants in the country. This year, five Los Angeles restaurants made the cut.
It's actually a food court, but the ever-evolving Grand Central Market, with its growing number...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Some of Los Angeles' hottest restaurants popped up at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend in Indio, providing concertgoers with some welcome new food options.
In the Rose Garden VIP area, downtown restaurant Baco Mercat set up...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A perfectly balanced breakfast sandwich the size of your head goes a long way toward improving the prospects of almost any day. (And there’s nothing like it for curing a hangover.) It has to have melted cheese, protein (preferably crisp bacon), eggs...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...