| Feb 9, 2013
I was 45 minutes late to our first date at Osteria Mozza when the Cute Gardener took one look at me over the rim of his glasses, pushed a menu toward me and asked if I would mind if we just ordered a bunch of plates to share. Flustered from my driving...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Raised in Houston and now living in Los Angeles, actress Erica Dasher is the star of ABC Family's new series "Jane by Design." A graduate of the University of Southern California, Dasher also is the producer of the upcoming documentary "Speak Easy." Of...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Dec 22, 2012
One of the things that keeps me excited about what I do is that I am always learning.
When I was making puff pastry not long ago, someone asked me why I made a tic-tac-toe-like slash in the process of making the dough. I had been slashing puff pastry...
| Feb 23, 2013
I remember my first encounter with amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur. It was the first time I went to Italy and had overindulged the night before. "Drink it. You'll feel better," my Italian friends urged, handing me a glass of Fernet Branca for its...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Some people despise Los Angeles. Others have a love-hate relationship. And then there's Justin Chart, 53, who loves his native city with all his aching heart.
Nearly a year ago, Chart took his daughter to the Griffith Observatory, and they enjoyed a...
| Apr 21, 2011
Tote yer own: Beginning Friday -- Earth Day -- M Café kicks off an ongoing promotion: Bring in your own tote bag for take-out orders at their locations on Melrose and in Beverly Hills and get a discount on orders......
| Apr 27, 2011
St. Vibiana’s has seen many makeovers, transforming from an ultraslick nightclub into a tween-friendly prom venue, or from an immaculate wedding chapel into a medieval masquerade ball in a matter of days. This Sunday, the Baroque-inspired...
| Sep 13, 2011
Food events: Moon Festival in Chinatown; Palm Springs Cultural Art, Food & Wine Festival; a chat with Nancy Silverton at the Skirball; and a wine country weekend in Paso Robles....
| Sep 23, 2011
OpenTable's 50 top restaurants for foodies include 16 California eateries....
| Aug 19, 2011
A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth....