| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
One of Los Angeles' longtime developers is betting big on the revival of Hollywood as he launches work on a $138-million speculative office development near Santa Monica Boulevard.
After dusting off plans for an office complex first conceived before the...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It’s hard to write about Los Angeles pizza without getting a little defensive. Non-Angelenos love to hate our city, and after they exhaust the topics of traffic and Hollywood, they accuse us of having no pizza. This is a preposterous accusation. Los...
| 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-...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Pizzeria Mozza's Nancy Silverton took the Outstanding Chef in the U.S. award at the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards Monday in New York. The La Brea Bakery founder was also the co-owner of popular industry lunch spot Campanile. It was the...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Winners were revealed Monday, May 5, 2014, at the annual 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary industry’s most prestigious recognition program. During a ceremony headlined by Award-winning TV personality and multiple James Beard Award...
| Jan 19, 2013
Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Frank Fermin is the chef at the newly opened South End pizza and wine bar on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Fermin has worked in some of L.A.'s most well-regarded restaurants, including BLD, Osteria...
| May 29, 2013
Is anybody else excited by the lettuce options out there these days? My local supermarket offers bagged and boxed salads in more than a dozen combinations. However, it's the clamshell boxes of miniature heads of artisanal lettuces (often with their...