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  • Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: Epcot's Tutto Italia

    Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: Epcot's Tutto Italia
    Disney opened Tutto Italia at Epcot's Italy Pavilion in 2007, replacing L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante, which had an impressive 25-year run. The menu remained classic Italian with lightly fried calamari fritti, polenta, a range of pasta dishes,...
  • Scene & Heard: LACMA Collectors Committee and 'Taste for a Cure'

    Scene & Heard: LACMA Collectors Committee and 'Taste for a Cure'
    For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
  • Joan Luther dies at 83; longtime Los Angeles restaurant publicist

    Joan Luther dies at 83; longtime Los Angeles restaurant publicist
    Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
  • The Review: The Royce

    The Review: The Royce
    Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof. The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
  • When diners' eyes feast on their cellphones

    When diners' eyes feast on their cellphones
    Ding. Bzzzt. Bap. Beep. That's the sound of conversation in restaurants these days. Where cellphones once posed a nuisance as people chatted loudly into them during meals, they now present a whole new set of etiquette issues as entire tables disappear...
  • The Review: Papilles

    The Review: Papilles
    When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces — and...
  • Review: BierBeisl, a modern Austrian for Southern California

    Review: BierBeisl, a modern Austrian for Southern California
    "Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
  • BierBeisl: Location, prices, details

    A smart new Austrian restaurant from former Patina chef de cuisine Bernhard Mairinger, who turns out polished contemporary cooking from a small open kitchen. Location: 9669 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (between Bedford and Roxbury), Beverly Hills, (310)...
  • Christmas and New Year's restaurant roundup

     
    Christmas and New Year's restaurant roundup....
  • Celestino Drago's haven at home, his backyard kitchen

     
    Celestino Drago: At chef Celestino Drago's Sherman Oaks house, the outdoor kitchen has everything for eating and relaxing, including a beehive brick oven imported from Italy that he can use to bake bread, grill a steak, roast a pig, cook vegetables...
  • 5 Questions for Waylynn Lucas

     
    5 Questions for Waylynn Lucas...