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  • 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...
  • Introducing Monsieur, a robotic bartender mixing 300 cocktails in your home

    Introducing Monsieur, a robotic bartender mixing 300 cocktails in your home
    We're at that point in time when certain futuristic items you may have seen in old sci-fi movies are finally being invented. Everyone has a touch-screen phone or computer, cars drive and park themselves, and now, there are robot bartenders.  Meet...
  • Jonathan Gold's lucky 7 picks for Restaurant Week

    Jonathan Gold's lucky 7 picks for Restaurant Week
    Perhaps you have just realized that there are a few days left to go in Restaurant Week, the twice-yearly celebration of Los Angeles restaurants mounted by DineLA, under the auspices of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Perhaps, like so many...
  • Review: Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills off to a moving start

    Review: Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills off to a moving start
    No one should be surprised that the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which began its inaugural season Friday night with an appearance by the Martha Graham Dance Company, is a high-end venue. It's in Beverly Hills. A pop-up Salvatore...
  • 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,...
  • Dining Out: Everything's on the Thanksgiving table

    Dining Out: Everything's on the Thanksgiving table
    There are as many ways to do Thanksgiving dinner as there are things to be thankful for. Some like home-cooked dishes handed down through the generations. Others attempt the latest foodie trend (is that turkey deep fryer gathering dust?). Some order in...
  • The Crowd: Candlelight illuminates local charity scene

    The Crowd: Candlelight illuminates local charity scene
    It was a grand night on the Orange Coast. The 40th anniversary celebration of Candlelight Concert on Dec. 6 exceeded all expectations, raising an impressive $2.2 million for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The remarkable financial milestone is a...
  • 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...
  • Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch

    Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch
    Finally, an opening date for Walter Manzke's République, the French restaurant going into the iconic Campanile space. It will start serving the general public Nov. 25. But there will be a soft-opening period for a few lucky diners before that -- much to...