| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2011
Cole Dickinson, the chef de cuisine at Michael Voltaggio's soon-to-open West Hollywood restaurant, Ink, got his culinary education the old-fashioned way: in the kitchen.
That might sound obvious, but it makes him something of an anomaly as the number...
| 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....
| Oct 30, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Farmer's Daughter, 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles 90036; (800) 334-1658 or (323) 937-3930, http://www.farmersdaughterhotel.com. 66 rooms. Doubles, $189-$269, more for the three suites. Adjoins Tart restaurant.
London West Hollywood...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Jan 5, 2013
In the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen, you never know what the next week might bring. It could be some incredibly complicated construction from one of America's greatest chefs. It could be the latest dish we've uncovered from one of Southern California'...
| Aug 25, 2012
When you are standing in line to order at Sycamore Kitchen, the new breakfast-lunch place in the La Brea design corridor, you are going to be distracted by the bakery counter, which stretches on for yards. Because in addition to the chocolate croissants...
| Oct 30, 2011
Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 654-0396, www.fubarla.com.
Mother Lode, 8944 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 659-9700, no website.
Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (877) 435-9849 (TicketFly for tickets)...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Even professional chefs get the Thanksgiving Day jitters. Just ask Quinn and Karen Hatfield, the couple who own Hatfield's restaurant (he's the chef, she's the pastry chef) and the recently opened Sycamore Kitchen.
"I feel like I forget how to cook a...