| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Trash Fish, a dinner featuring sustainable seafood and hosted by the nonprofit organization Chefs Collaborative, will take place at Mediterraneo restaurant in Hermosa Beach on March 10 to bring attention to undervalued species of fish ("It's not just by-...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Providence, Michael Cimarusti's seafood-focused fine dining restaurant on Melrose Avenue, opened on Wednesday after closing for an interior redesign.
The restaurant, helmed by Cimarusti and his partner, Donato Poto, was reimagined by Tamara Kaye-Honey...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:45 AM
You know how it is on the Web. I was looking something up and somehow came across Boston chef Ana Sortun (Oleana) mentioning that she’d used the app Chefs Feed for restaurant recommendations on a recent trip to Seattle and liked it.
| May 18, 2014
| 10:11 AM
One of the best features of any list is the controversy that ensues. You may have already lost your cool after reading restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's second annual list of the 101 best restaurants in and around Los Angeles. Or maybe you think he's...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation on Monday night, she floated onto the Lincoln Center stage in an edgy white jacket and sunglasses. It was fitting that when Southern California finally broke its...
| Mar 9, 2013
Jeff Fischer doesn't have a vineyard or a winery. He has no formal training and zero employees. Yet in a short time he's managed to land his small-batch Habit wines in nearly 50 of L.A.'s top restaurants, including the Chateau Marmont, Spago, AOC, Ink,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:29 PM
How can one more restaurant review app make your smartphone any smarter? While “To Yelp” has become a popular verb in some circles, Zagat is making a comeback bid with a slightly different approach.
Monday the well-known guidebook company,...
| Aug 3, 2013
Once I had dinner at my friend Christine's house in Paris. Three women and a big bowl of raw clams. She gave us each a knife and told me to watch for the moment the clam shell opened a crack, then plunge the knife in and open. She and her friend Jeanne...
| Aug 17, 2013
Michael Cimarusti is the chef of Providence, the modernist French-Asian restaurant that is often considered the finest kitchen in L.A. He can do things with sea urchin, Santa Barbara spot prawns and Japanese sea bream that occasionally cause reactions I...
| Aug 24, 2013
What if we scheduled a food festival that starts with the chef of Bon Appetit's best new restaurant in America, Alma's Ari Taymor, and added the chef of Jonathan Gold's best restaurant in Southern California, Providence's Michael Cimarusti? What if we...