| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Freddy Vargas, the chef de cuisine at Scarpetta in Beverly Hills, is inviting everyone into his kitchen for a sandwich. By night, Vargas is guiding a rustic Italian menu that includes seasonal primi, handmade pastas and grilled meats. But by day, he&...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Maybe one of your New Year's resolutions is to finally visit all of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. And if you want to get started on New Year's Day, here are the restaurants among the 101 that are open on Jan. 1. Start 2014 right,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Husband-and-wife team Rob Lawson and Angela Hernandez are co-executive chefs at newly opened Flores, a 95-seat restaurant whose contemporary American cuisine with Spanish (espuma - a.k.a. foam) and Asian (wasabi aioli) tones stands out on izakaya-lined...
| Oct 12, 2013
So you think you don't like anchovies? Well, I think you're wrong. Or at least I'd like to convince you otherwise.
I, too, was once a hater of this oily, silver-skinned saltwater fish, and I blame it all on the poorest quality versions, packed in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Chef Mark Peel says he has parted ways with Campanile LAX, which is set to open in November in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport, after a disagreement with his partners, including his former father-in-law. Now the chef who co-founded and...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:39 PM
It's going to be Suzanne Goin going head-to-head with Nancy Silverton in the outstanding chef category in the James Beard Foundation's annual awards competition. The finalists were announced Tuesday.
Considered the Academy Awards of the culinary world,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Yes, Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres actually ordered pizza during Sunday night's show, and a real delivery man, not an actor, showed up with the pies.
But the pizza didn't come from Pizzeria Mozza or Sotto, or any of the other "trendy" celebrity-frequented...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Is Sunday National Pizza Day? It may be — depending on who you talk to — although it is definitely not National Pizza With Everything On It (Except Anchovies) Day, which falls elsewhere on the calendar.
We have a complicated relationship...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:01 PM
While Huntington Beach restaurant Slapfish has endured the typical trials and tribulations of a new business, its owners are now reeling in success and ready to cast a wide net into the Middle East.
On a recent afternoon, founders Andrew Gruel and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:48 PM
David Rosoff, longtime general manager for the Mozza group of restaurants, has resigned. But he's not gone yet. He’ll be in command at the restaurants owned by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich until March 7.
In an email, he states:...