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  • For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts

    For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts
    At major museum galas, certain things are a given: billionaire art collectors socializing with local politicians, society women showing off couture gowns, air-kissing celebrities hopping tables with grace and alacrity. But even the most experienced gala...
  • Ripple effect seen as companies' starting wages rise

    Ripple effect seen as companies' starting wages rise
    When Disney World agreed last year to pay its workers at least $10 an hour starting in 2016, it fueled predictions that others in the hospitality industry would follow. Now, with other major employers adopting the $10-an-hour wage, a local union is...
  • Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum

    Employers at Disney agree to $10 hourly minimum
    Two companies that employ restaurant workers within Disney World have agreed to raise their pay to $10 an hour by 2017. Unite Here Local 737, a union that represents the 400 workers, has announced the pay agreement with Palmas Services and Patina...
  • 10 great places for food lovers in the Downtown Arts District

    10 great places for food lovers in the Downtown Arts District
    For those who don’t live downtown, Saturdays are a great day to visit the sprawling Downtown Arts District. There’s a lot happening and much of it is walkable once you find a parking spot for car or bike or jump off the bus. On Saturdays,...
  • Chinese New Year: Restaurant specials, plus a Chinese food festival

    Chinese New Year: Restaurant specials, plus a Chinese food festival
    The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is Feb. 19. To celebrate the Year of the Goat, here are some restaurants with specials, plus a Chinese food festival.  Hakkasan in Beverly Hills is celebrating with an eight-course menu from Feb. 8...
  • Five questions for chef Kris Morningstar of Terrine

    Five questions for chef Kris Morningstar of Terrine
    Kris Morningstar, chef at the new Terrine on Beverly Boulevard, first fell in love with food in his family’s kitchen. But before graduating from the Cordon Bleu-affiliated California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, Morningstar studied marketing...
  • Your Patina update: A new chef, tasting-menu-only format

    Your Patina update: A new chef, tasting-menu-only format
    Patina, Patina Restaurant Group's flagship restaurant in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, has announced both a new chef and a new menu format.  Joachim Splichal, founder of Patina Restaurant Group, has named Paul Lee executive...
  • Chef Michael Taus talks new restaurant

    Chef Michael Taus talks new restaurant
    Charlie Trotter protege chef Michael Taus will open Taus Authentic, what he calls an "everyday" neighborhood restaurant, in the former Prasino space in Wicker Park (1846 W. Division) early next year. Taus was for 20 years the man behind the fine dining...
  • Gary Menes opens Le Comptoir in the Hotel Normandie: Farm to counter cooking

    Gary Menes opens Le Comptoir in the Hotel Normandie: Farm to counter cooking
    It's been a long wait to get a seat at this counter. But after many months, years really, we can all finally pull up a chair at Le Comptoir, chef Gary Menes' 10-seat restaurant, which opened Friday night.  Le Comptoir — "the counter" in French...
  • Waterfront restaurants set for Downtown Disney

    Waterfront restaurants set for Downtown Disney
    Two waterfront restaurants — including one from "Iron Chef" star Masaharu Morimoto — are scheduled to open next year at Downtown Disney, the companies announced Monday. The two eateries will be in the area once known as Pleasure Island....
  • The Valley Line: Lanterman gala debuts centennial exhibit

    The Valley Line: Lanterman gala debuts centennial exhibit
    It is Dec. 18 already and St. Nicholas will soon be here. Whoa, big fella, slow down. I don’t have everything quite ready for your arrival. However, my five grandchildren are on pins and needles waiting for you. The next time I will be chatting...