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  • The Crowd: Art of Dining supports the other arts

    Manhattan style arrived in Costa Mesa on the evening of June 7 as the Art of Dining unfolded at South Coast Plaza. Benefiting the Orange County Museum of Art, the very chic night at the plaza raised an impressive $460,000 in support of the art museum's...
  • Room Forty pop-in dinner, truffles at Adoteca, Art Beyond the Glass fundraiser

    Room Forty pop-in dinner, truffles at Adoteca, Art Beyond the Glass fundraiser
    Room Forty Catering is opening its tasting room in Highland Park on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for what they're calling pop-in dinners. The five-course dinners will feature dishes from chef Libry Darusman, whose background includes Mark Gold's EVA, Sinatra at...
  • 7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer

    7 super L.A. cheese shops and what they have to offer
    Rows of milky-white triple crèmes, mold-ripened fromage with rumpled rinds, logs of tangy young goat cheese, wedges of luxurious creaminess surrounded by bloomy crusts. These are a few of the splendors of a new wave of neighborhood cheese stores that...
  • 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...
  • $20 for a bottle of water? Your water sommelier will bring the menu right away

    $20 for a bottle of water? Your water sommelier will bring the menu right away
    On a hot July afternoon, Martin Riese sits in a suit at one of the patio tables at Ray's and Stark with eight bottles of water and 16 glasses in front of him. He laughs as museum goers pause in front of his table to smirk or make a comment about the odd...
  • Chef of the Moment: Le Ka's David Féau on French onion soup and liquid nitrogen

    Chef of the Moment: Le Ka's David Féau on French onion soup and liquid nitrogen
    Talk about idyllic. David Féau, consulting chef and partner at Le Ka downtown, grew up in Le Mans, in France’s Loire region, cooking alongside his mother in the kitchen, with produce that his father farmed. As a kid, Féau picked and prepared his own...
  • Hot downtown dining scene: Laurent Quenioux's Etchea bakeries, Olio pizzeria, Terroni

    Hot downtown dining scene: Laurent Quenioux's Etchea bakeries, Olio pizzeria, Terroni
    Downtown is probably the hottest restaurant scene in California, with new restaurants opening almost weekly, the renovation of Grand Central Market and the planned permanent farmers market at 4th and Main Streets (as well as Sushi Zo, Big Mista's BBQ...
  • Anthony Bourdain taking heat over Frito pie remarks. But really, he likes it

    Anthony Bourdain taking heat over Frito pie remarks. But really, he likes it
    Anthony Bourdain, you can pretty much say whatever you like ... or at least you think you can. But when you call a Frito pie a "colostomy pie," then insist you like it, people get a little confused. The former Food Network, Travel Channel and current...
  • Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli
    A few hours before the first pitch of the Dodgers vs. Phillies game Wednesday, Tommy Lasorda sat eating a bowl of meatballs smothered in red sauce at a table behind Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria, one of the new concession stands at Dodger stadium. People...
  • Kitchensurfing.com brings a chef into your kitchen for parties, classes and more

    Kitchensurfing.com brings a chef into your kitchen for parties, classes and more
    Ever wish you could design a dream dinner menu within your budget, cooked by a personal chef? That's the idea behind the new Kitchensurfing.com, an online marketplace for chefs and foodies, launching this week.  The site allows users to browse through...