| Jan 26, 2013
What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
With all of the hullabaloo about the absence of female chefs in Time magazine’s recent boy-crazy cover story on Food Gods, we thought it might be time to remind readers of just how welcoming California always has been to women in the kitchen....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:08 PM
It’s easy to get inundated by all of the charity food events held during the summer, but here’s one you definitely want to put on your calendar. For the fourth year, Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne, David Lentz and friends will be putting on...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Say cheese! It seems no matter what you're fixing for dinner, adding cheese to the mix almost always makes it better. Nibble on some of these ideas.
Who said French toast was just for breakfast? This savory take on the comfort food -- stuffed with...
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The Venice hit juicery Moon Juice is expanding to Silver Lake, owner Amanda Chantal Bacon's second location offering her take on cold-pressed juices and raw food.
Moon Juice Silver Lake, next door to Pho Cafe in a Sunset Boulevard strip mall, is...
| Aug 31, 2013
At this point, it's hard to imagine Californian and Mediterranean cuisines without tomatoes. But that was the case until the tomato plant was discovered in Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and from there it disseminated to the rest...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Among a certain crowd, Suzanne Goin’s first cookbook “Sunday Suppers at Lucques” is close to kitchen sacrament -- this generation’s answer to “The Silver Palate Cookbook” in the 1980s. How many dinner parties have you...
| Sep 28, 2013
At a new restaurant, I check out the bar not so much for the cocktails but to see what the menu is like and take in the scene from a bird's-eye perch. I actually love to eat at the bar, a great choice on the later side, or even the earlier. And it's...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jonathan Gold, the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic and self-proclaimed “belly of Los Angeles,” is selecting his 101 favorite restaurants for a special section to be published in The Times on May 23. And if...