| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Angelenos were asked to rank the best fast-food and quick, casual dining chains as part of a national survey. The result? L.A. diners favor taste, quality and options, and ranked Subway as their top destination for a quick meal.
For its midyear report,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:22 AM
When Trader Joe's officially debuted in Winter Park last week, it marked another national chain to open for business in Central Florida.
For years, residents here have been clamoring for the Two-Buck Chuck wine, the cookie butter and thousands of other...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Tin Vuong is chef and co-founder of the restaurant group that operates Abigaile in Hermosa Beach, WildCraft in Culver City, Little Sister in Manhattan Beach and most recently, Día de Campo in Hermosa Beach. He grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Fernando Lopez came to Los Angeles from Oaxaca in the early '90s, he opened a restaurant for people from Oaxaca homesick for their native cuisine. That restaurant was — and still is — Guelaguetza, a vibrant center for Oaxacan culture in...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Here's how the story goes: Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer found himself at Chipotle with nothing to read. No magazine, no book, no smartphone. “I really just wanted to die with frustration,” he told Vanity Fair.
From his frustration to...
| Jun 25, 2014
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Hazing in the NBA has always been about as sinister as a Dora the Explorer backpack, as menacing as a Hanson song.
If it were a reality television show, it could air on Nick Jr.
Cue the cute and cuddly Earl Clark dressed as a banana.
Cut to Quincy...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Behind the counter at Starbucks, Niko Walker wants to be seen as "just a guy." A guy who craves In-N-Out Burger and burns it off with P90X. A guy who looks like Jeremy Renner. A guy who dreams of making films.
On YouTube, he bares his chest to show...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Michael Voltaggio has been frequenting LAX lately, not necessarily because of global travel but because the chef-owner of Melrose Avenue restaurant Ink (and "Top Chef" champ) is expected to open his sandwich shop Ink.Sack within days at the renovated...
| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...