| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Name of restaurant: Alexander's Greek Kitchen What dish represents the restaurant, and why? A plate of pork gyro with a side of pita bread, Greek salad, tzatziki sauce and langonisi fries. The pork gyro is shaved paper thin, resulting in a heap of crisp...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Florida is known for having plenty of fast food, restaurant and retail chains -- but there is always room for more.
Central Florida recently got introduced to two popular chains in Trader Joe's and Shake Shack, and while parking at the Winter Park...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Forty crew members of the USS Pasadena, a nuclear-powered submarine, will visit the city it is named for from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, including a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visit to the Rose Bowl.
Crew members and...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Variety was inside Hollywood's Emmy afterparties as TV's finest celebrated their golden night with plenty of champagne, dancing and trophy gazing.
8:12 p.m. With its impressive haul of Emmy loot -- including a best comedy win for "Modern Family" --...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:19 AM
SoCal natives can agree the In-N-Out Double-Double is a really good burger. It's two patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled or raw onions, and the chain's special spread, also known as Thousand Island dressing. But is it the best...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This being the year of the foodie ploy—cronuts, wonuts and so on—I grimaced when I heard about the secret spicy chicken sandwich served on a glazed doughnut at recently opened Do-Rite Donut & Chicken (233 E. Erie St. 312-344-1374) in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Our relationship with new fast food chains borders on mania. When the Guatemalan fried chicken shop Pollo Campero opened on the Northwest Side in 2005, devotees began lining up at 6 a.m. for the noon opening. Same thing happened when Chick-fil-A opened...
| 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-...