| Dec 8, 2011
The women — in twos and threes and sixes — are on a mission. Spot Michael Voltaggio, the famously tattooed winner of Season 6 of Bravo's "Top Chef." They linger at the door, waiting, hoping for a seat or a table.
Sigh of relief. There he is,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:09 PM
The Orange County Fair will be plumping up its traditional deep-fried menu this year, adding a rotation of gourmet food trucks and celebrity chefs to the mix as part of the 2011 theme "Let's Eat!"
OC Fair President and Chief Executive Steve Beazley...
| Jul 28, 2011
Cole Dickinson, the chef de cuisine at Michael Voltaggio's soon-to-open West Hollywood restaurant, Ink, got his culinary education the old-fashioned way: in the kitchen.
That might sound obvious, but it makes him something of an anomaly as the number...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:21 PM
Season six "Top Chef" winner Michael Voltaggio was at the Orange County Fair on Thursday, educating the crowd on the art of food presentation.
Voltaggio was a fan favorite on the reality show. He competed against his brother and won during the finale...
| Apr 21, 2012
There's going to be a whole lot of cooking going on at the 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus Saturday and Sunday. In fact, there's an entire stage devoted to it.
Saturday will kick off with Ink's Michael Voltaggio at 10:30...
| Dec 29, 2011
Alex Day is standing behind the custom bar at the headquarters of Proprietors, the drinks consulting company he and his partner David Kaplan recently set up in downtown Los Angeles — an office cum cocktail lab that they've dubbed Chapter & Verse....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:39 AM
The Spanish are on to a good thing with tapas, those lusty little bites that bars in Spain put out in the early evening. Ever wondered how the Spanish can eat dinner at 11 or later? Because they stave off hunger pangs and socialize earlier in the...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:53 PM
When the doctor's office receptionist summons her, when she flashes her credit card at the grocery store, when she leaves a phone message — the reaction to her last name these days is always the same.
"They say, 'Are you …?' And...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This December, Bryan Voltaggio will open a new lunch-only eatery in Frederick, five blocks from Volt, his flagship restaurant, Volt. Its name is Lunchbox.
Located on Frederick's Carroll Creek Promenade, at 50 Carroll Creek Way, adjacent to the...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Michael Voltaggio is letting his fans pretend that one of his recipes is their own.
Through a promotion with AT&T called "Gifts That Money Can't Buy," the celebrity chef and "Top Chef" champ, raised in Frederick, has agreed to let...