| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Travel Channel has announced pilot orders for eight new projects, including one based around ABC correspondent Nick Watt, one that mixes ancestry and adventure, and one about investment capitalists.
"Watt's World," (working title) which is produced by...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Fashion designer John Varvatos has tapped country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson to perform at his annual Stuart House benefit, scheduled for Sunday in front of the Varvatos West Hollywood boutique.
This year will mark the 11th that the fashion...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:12 AM
While some might hold out for designer fashions or a luxury car topped with a red bow, food lovers may be just as thrilled by a gift of roasted hazelnuts, chile-spiced salt or Singaporean beef jerky.
Well, that might be carrying it to extremes, but at...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Brian Huskey will be L.A.'s lone hopeful when the new season of "Top Chef" premieres on Bravo Oct. 2. The Pasadena, Calif. native who started his career at the A.O.S. Culinary Arts and the California Culinary Academy in San Fransisco, decided to take a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:43 PM
"Eat Drink Love," Bravo TV's new reality show about five females who "claw their way to the top of the male-dominated Los Angeles food scene," premiered Sunday night. Being a female in the L.A. food industry, of course I watched.
The show chronicles the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Michael Voltaggio will make an appearance at the Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center in Studio City Sept. 7 for a book signing and cooking demonstration. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a cooking demonstration at 1:30 p.m. and a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
What's Crab Cake 2013? Ask Michael Voltaggio, who puts it this way: "This Sunday a few Maryland natives will give a lot of people crabs while raising some money for the L.A. Mission."
In other words, it's an old-fashioned end-of-summer crab boil to...
| 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 14, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Chef Michael Voltaggio said working at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was a humbling reminder that too many people in Los Angeles go to bed hungry each night because they don't have enough food.
The chef-owner at Ink was among dozens of L.A. chefs,...
| Sep 29, 2013
Brian Huskey will be L.A.'s lone hopeful when the new season of Bravo's "Top Chef" premieres on Wednesday. The Pasadena native, who started his career at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, decided to take a culinary journey around the world...