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  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in...
  • The Valley Line: Enjoying the concert series at Descanso Gardens

    The Valley Line: Enjoying the concert series at Descanso Gardens
    Last week was the most unusual week of early August weather that I can remember in Southern California. I dug out my fuzzy slippers to keep my tootsies warm in the morning and had to add a blanket on my bed to keep me cozy. Even though my dog Lola has...
  • Emmy Bashes Like the Governors Ball Are a Labor of Love

    For Governors Ball committee chair Russ Patrick, the most emotional moment from last year's Emmys fete was watching awe-struck guests snap cell phone photos as they entered the party. "It literally gives me chills as I think about it," Patrick says....
  • A comeback for pastry chefs

    A comeback for pastry chefs
    The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
  • Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy

    Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy
    The big winner in this year's Hollywood awards season: the local economy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into hotels, restaurants and limousine companies as Los Angeles hosts the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Academy...
  • Steak frites at Mattei's Tavern, Church & State, L'Assiette

    Steak frites at Mattei's Tavern, Church & State, L'Assiette
    Sometimes you just feel like tucking into that classic French bistro dish, the steak frites. In France, the steak isn't usually tender prime. It's typically a flavorful, chewy cut that has to be cooked on the rare side of medium rare to maintain its...
  • Friday's TV Highlights:'Enlisted' on Fox

    Friday's TV Highlights:'Enlisted' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Last Man Standing Mandy (Molly Ephraim)...
  • Here's a secret about Whittier: It's ascending as a great food city

    Here's a secret about Whittier: It's ascending as a great food city
    Until now, Whittier's blossoming restaurant scene filled with contemporary regional Mexican food, craft beer and oyster bars, serious gastropub fare and original puffy tacos was L.A. County’s best-kept secret. But it’s time to stop being...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Church & State a French haven

     Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Church & State a French haven
    Most people with even a passing interest in local cooking have visited Church & State since it opened half a dozen years ago, a ground-level bistro on the ground floor of an old Nabisco factory, known for bringing dim lighting, expressive cocktails and...
  • The hunt's on: Three restaurants deep into game this season

    The hunt's on: Three restaurants deep into game this season
    This is the season for wild birds and boar, for elk and all manner of game. Some is flown in from Scotland or Texas or New Zealand. And not every chef or restaurant indulges, so when they do, be ready to take advantage. It's easy to see chefs' fascination...
  • The Valley Line: Master Chorale glitters after 50 years

    The Valley Line: Master Chorale glitters after 50 years
    Yay! The Winter Olympic Games are now open in Sochi, Russia. I admit that I'm addicted to the games — be they summer or winter editions. However, my favorites are the winter games, so I'm keeping a close watch on the events as well as the athletes,...