| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:43 PM
For years, Nick Kokonas was warned.
No one would ever prepay for a ticket to eat at a restaurant.
For years, Nick Kokonas was undaunted.
He was collecting data, reams of it, showing prepaid tickets increased revenue and wiped out no-shows at Alinea,...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The third Thursday in November is when Beaujolais Nouveau gets its official annual release. Beaujolais is a light, fruity, food-friendly and inexpensive wine, ready to enjoy immediately, preferably chilled. Truth be told, it's not a very interesting...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Bryan Podgorski is the chef at Tanzy, a new Italian restaurant in Westwood with outlets in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla. He started his culinary career by making pasta at a small restaurant in Northern California more than two decades ago. After...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Thanksgiving is two weeks away already, meaning it's time to order your turkey if you haven't already and plan your cooking schedule already — or you can make reservations to let a restaurant kitchen do all that for you.
Los Angeles has myriad...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Thanksgiving is two weeks away already, and if you're not going to make your own turkey dinner — or make reservations at Melisse or Bouchon or any of the other great L.A restaurants serving the holiday feast — then it's time to order some to-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The iconic West Hollywood steak-and-lobster joint, Palm Restaurant, is making its Beverly Hills debut after closing earlier this year. The new location on Canon Drive is now open, located just down the street from Bouchon.
Whereas the old Palm...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Greg Mosko, whose innovative desserts at North Pond (2610 N. Cannon Dr., 773-477-5845) are notable for their savory elements, today was named one of the country's five best new pastry chefs by Food & Wine magazine.
Mosko was the only pastry chef in...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Mercado Hollywood, Jesse Gomez's third outlet of his modern Mexican restaurant Mercado is slated to open Wednesday on Cahuenga Boulevard. The 2,048-square-foot restaurant will feature a new tequila program with more than 40 varieties as well as new...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
I am not a complicated guy, and it doesn't take much to make me happy. Oysters are always a good start. Recently I spent several days at one of the happiest places I've ever been — on Tomales Bay, in west Marin County, just north of San Francisco....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Still haven’t firmed up your Oktoberfest plans? Here are some more options.
Cafe Rockenwagner’s annual party is in full swing, featuring an updated German menu, stein-hoisting contests, and cookie decorating. It runs through Oct. 26. ...