| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2012
One of the things that keeps me excited about what I do is that I am always learning.
When I was making puff pastry not long ago, someone asked me why I made a tic-tac-toe-like slash in the process of making the dough. I had been slashing puff pastry...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Newport's premiere food and entertainment festival, the Taste of Newport, celebrates 24 years at Fashion Island from Friday through Sunday.
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day party, where they will sample culinary delights...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:12 PM
For a true sample of what Newport Beach's culinary scene has to offer, look no further than the annual Taste of Newport.
Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and staffed by an army of more than 1,000 volunteers, the Taste draws more than 50,...
| Mar 31, 2012
Pininfarina designs Ferraris. Pininfarina designs Maseratis. But on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon in Westwood, the Pininfarina design that is attracting attention is a soda dispenser in the new pizzeria 800 Degrees. Teenagers approach the sleek, glistening...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
We know where you’ve been eating. Not in a creepy way, though. Promise. One of the cool things about the online version of the Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants feature is that it lets you select the places you most want to go -- a handy...
| Jun 28, 2012
What do tourists think are the best restaurants in Southern California? According to the Traveler's Choice Awards given by Trip Advisor, a website/app, they are Providence, Gjelina, Osteria Mozza and the Bazaar by José Andrés. Hard to argue with any......
| Jul 19, 2012
Food events: Street Food Fest; PigOut; rooftop dinner & a movie....
| Apr 15, 2009
Cutting-edge fine-dining restaurant with elaborate tasting menu, solemn servers and profound wine list? Done that. Elegant patisserie turning out pretty pastel macarons and gold leaf-adorned chocolates? Oui. Contemporary French bistro complete with cheese...