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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rupert Murdoch toasts $28.8-million purchase of Moraga Vineyards

    Rupert Murdoch toasts $28.8-million purchase of Moraga Vineyards
    Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has closed on his purchase of the Moraga Vineyards estate in the hills above Bel-Air for a tidy $28.8 million. The 82-year-old chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox acquired the picturesque property from...
  • 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...