| Apr 19, 2015
| 9:10 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:57 PM
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,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 12:27 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:12 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...