| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:06 AM
For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we're lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza...
| Jul 15, 2014
The Los Angeles Times today announced the distinctive restaurants, dynamic demonstrations and topical discussions that will season The Taste, its annual Labor Day weekend celebration of the Southern California culinary scene. A who’s-who of Times...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Josef Centeno will reopen downtown's Pete's Cafe as Pete's this Wednesday. The chef and owner of Baco Mercat, Orsa & Winston and Bar Ama has given the iconic lunch spot at the corner of Fourth and Main streets a complete makeover of the space and menu. ...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Part of the ritual of wine drinking is opening the bottle, teasing the cork from the bottle and pouring that wine into a crystal glass. That's no longer the default, though. First, they came out with fake corks, then screw cap bottles — and, sacre...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Are you looking for the best French fries in Los Angeles? Because the French fries at République are pretty close: cut in long, perfect blocks from fresh potatoes, steamed, slightly dehydrated in a low-temperature oven and then finally boiled in a bath of...
| Jul 15, 2014
Born in Wales, Tom Ellis made a name for himself in the BBC soap opera "EastEnders." The actor, 35, now stars as Dr. William Rush in the USA Network's new medical drama, "Rush." He calls London home, but is currently based out of Vancouver shooting his...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The Belmont Stakes horse race is Saturday, with California Chrome trying to win the prestigious Triple Crown, and the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park will be hosting a viewing party for local residents. The Chandelier Room’s consulting chef...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Now that foie gras is just a delicious ghost of our culinary past, uni is the delicacy with top billing on every trend-conscious menu in L.A.
It’s a strange food, when you think about it. How did anyone know to open up a spiny sea urchin and feast...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke its...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Some of L.A.'s hottest chefs and bartenders will take part in the Los Angeles Times' third annual The Taste event happening Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 on the back lot of Paramount Studios. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the Los Angeles Times...