| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Chris Tucker and Jon Voight are grooving side by side to Rick James' "Give It To Me, Baby," you know the surreal dream that is the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party is playing out again.
For many of the nominees and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The eyes of the world this week have been focused on what surely must be the most repulsive hamburger in the history of mankind: 10,000 bits of cloned cow stem-cell tissue formed into a patty, seared in foaming butter and served to three food scientists...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Think the Los Angeles restaurant scene is hot? Bon Appétit magazine certainly does. Its just-released list of the 50 nominees for the best new restaurants in the United States includes five from Southern California – tied only with the New York City...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who held up an In-N-Out in La Mirada shortly after the business closed for the night.
Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, two men wearing ski masks and carrying handguns knocked on the front...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Ben Yagoda, a teacher and writer, is bringing a work to the Festival of Books that should be of particular interest to the aspiring writers in attendance. His new book is "How to Not Write Bad," a conversational how-to that can help point the way to...
| May 12, 2013
May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
| 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,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Turns out, the In-N-Out "monkey-style" burger doesn't officially exist. We know, this could potentially be the biggest food conspiracy/upset of the century. But since when did a college kid, loyal In-N-Out fan or pregnant woman need an official stamp on a...
| Aug 9, 2012
Jerry Murrell says it's time for lunch, and he knows exactly the place to go. The 68-year-old founder and chief executive of the brightest star in the restaurant industry jumps into his blue Ford pickup parked at the company's headquarters, a redbrick...