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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles

    Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles
    Pizza may be the best known and best loved flatbread in the world, but there are plenty more delicious additions to the flatbread canon. Just pick up a copy of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid's "Flatbreads & Flavors" to learn more. Or head into any Middle...
  • Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers

    Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers
    Everybody wants to be a sommelier these days, and yet Chris Meeske and George Cossette are two high-flying somms who left at the top of their game to open neighborhood wine shops. How's it going? Very well, they'll both tell you. And their background...
  • More control, money for WP developer Dan Bellows?

     
    There are a lot of interesting stories out there about Dan Bellows. Like the time he got into a physical fight — during a planning and zoning meeting at Winter Park — and still won 3-2 approval on the project he was seeking, even after the...
  • Letter: L.A. Phil responds to critic

    Letter: L.A. Phil responds to critic
    In response to Mark Swed's Critic's Notebook ["A Little Fine-Tuning," Sept. 4], reflecting on Walt Disney Concert Hall as it nears its 10th anniversary, I wish to offer the L.A. Phil's institutional perspective on the building's evolution and shed some...
  • Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina

    Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina
    Skybar at the Mondrian is offering a limited-time four-course liquid dinner of craft cocktails and artisan breads. The cocktails include mushroom-infused Belvedere and beet and avocado-infused spirits, with garnishes such as an entire piece of bacon or...
  • 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...
  • New KFC Go Cup for fried chicken lovers in traffic

    New KFC Go Cup for fried chicken lovers in traffic
    KFC has introduced a new menu item for people who absolutely have to have their fried chicken while driving. The KFC Go Cup fits in your car's cup holder and will never leave you stranded in traffic without your favorite fried chicken ever again.  The...