| 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 7, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California.
The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...
| Apr 6, 2013
The first time you visit Chi Spacca, you are probably going to want the bistecca fiorentina, a sizzling cliff of meat that weighs in at a stunning 42 ounces, all salt and char and dripping red flesh, rising from the plate in a spectacle that seems...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Frank Fermin is the chef at the newly opened South End pizza and wine bar on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Fermin has worked in some of L.A.'s most well-regarded restaurants, including BLD, Osteria...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Maybe one of your New Year's resolutions is to finally visit all of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. And if you want to get started on New Year's Day, here are the restaurants among the 101 that are open on Jan. 1. Start 2014 right,...