| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Anyone who watched Beyonce and Jay-Z's performance of "Drunk in Love" during the Grammy Awards could feel the love between the two music powerhouses. And now Brucie, a Brooklyn restaurant, is attempting to recreate that lovin' feeling with an entire...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, in case you didn't know) is next Friday, so if you and your sweetie are still thinking about dining out, here's a list of V-Day specials and prix-fixe menus from restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Reservations are probably going...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Worth the trip: Fried shrimp at Phil's Last Stand
2258 W. Chicago Ave. 773-245-3287
I once ate about 15 pounds of fried shrimp in a single day. It was, as most of my digestive system-threatening binges are, an occupational hazard. I was in search of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand.
That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book —...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Screams rang out Saturday night across the Los Angeles Sports Arena as Taiwanese band Mayday brought its brand of Asian stadium rock to an all-Chinese audience for a show celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"We don't usually do anything on our...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:49 AM
If you are one of those people suspicious of Giada De Laurentiis’ indefatigable perkiness, put off by her theatrical pronunciation of “spaghetti” and “prosciutto,” and overwhelmed by her foodie-culture ubiquity, well, stop...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Mimi’s new prototype restaurant design aims to deliver a thorough Parisian experience – the airy gardens! The bustling cafes! The romantic corners! The wine!
The twist? Mimi’s plans to incorporate each of these elements into a single...