| Nov 24, 2011
To call a turkey sandwich the stuff of memories sounds far-fetched (few have waxed Proustian about a turkey club), but that's what it is to Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate. The chef behind Los Angeles' Mo-Chica and Picca came to know and love the turkey...
| 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...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:32 PM
One of our favorite events of the year, Share Our Strength's "Taste of the Nation: Laguna Beach" returns June 3 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
Attend this incredible gourmet food and wine event featuring eight celebrity chefs, and you will be directly...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The new Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art will open its doors on Friday and host its First Thursdays Art Walk reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 7.
"The gallery was created by two gallery owners / gallery directors to bring contemporary work of the highest...
| Jun 9, 2012
The cold fried chicken sandwich at Michael Voltaggio's ink.sack is one of the restaurant's bestsellers. The meat is cooked sous-vide with piment d'espelette and then breaded in corn flakes and fried. It's topped with crisp lettuce, pickles and tangy...
| Jun 9, 2012
Who wants to eat lunch inside on these perfect early summer days? A salad is too messy to eat from your lap unless you carry a cleaning kit with you. But a sandwich? That's why it was invented. You could pack your own peanut butter and jelly, but if you...
| Mar 17, 2012
Have you ever noticed that all of a sudden it seems that almost every restaurant you walk into is serving the same dish? Burrata salad, braised pork belly, pig's ears in some form, short ribs—and some version of Nancy Silverton's butterscotch...
| Mar 17, 2012
Pot de crème: We've been through chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate cake, crème brûlée, croissant bread pudding, panna cotta and clafouti. It's worth noting that, with the exception of that old faithful, tiramisu, L.A.'s tastes tend to run to French-...