| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Look at the following restaurants. If they were around 20 years ago (and some were), these would have been the Girl & the The Goat, Nightwood, Avec of their day. Bistros stood atop the city's culinary scene, the default genre when the words "fine dining"...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:22 PM
I made reservations to go to a pub last weekend. I can’t help but think my friends in England would laugh heartily at this totally L.A. phenomenon. But this isn’t just any pub. This is the new Eagle Rock Brewery Public House in the former...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Compton eighth-grader Edgar Ruelas wants to be the first in his family to attend college.
He has some help: high-powered talent agents from Beverly Hills.
For the past four years, a few dozen agents from William Morris Endeavor have been mentoring...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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 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,...