| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:00 AM
I purchased my first restaurant in 1985, and I am currently the managing partner of 11 restaurants in Los Angeles, including Bestia, Republique, Barrel and Ashes, Redbird and Pettycash. Like everyone in the service industry, I have a keen interest in...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 11:06 AM
Empress Pavilion is the biggest restaurant in Chinatown, a glittery, hangar-size seafood palace built at the height of the late 1980s boom. In its early years, you would typically wait an hour or more for a table on dim sum Sunday mornings, and in the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in April across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
April 3: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 11:20 AM
If you were a restaurant guy tasked with opening a chill but on-trend restaurant in the city of Santa Monica at the moment, you might come up with something that looks a lot like Cadet. The exposed brick goes without saying, and the big grill for wood-...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:05 AM
Redbird may be the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant of the current decade, a venture involving the city's highest-profile food entrepreneur at the moment, an actual deconsecrated cathedral and a chef for whom greatness has lain just out of reach...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Avocado toast? That was so last year. We are now in the age of the phenomenon I have come to think of as Things in a Bowl, a culinary invention that may depend on rice, pasta, whole grains or legumes but usually includes a poached egg of one sort or...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 10:45 AM
When you talk to the masters of Texas barbecue, men and women who measure their lives in cords of post oak and fatty beef by the ton, you will hear about convection rates and sedimentation, humidity and wind, and the way fat renders in April as opposed to...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
A retro restaurant on the Westside beloved for its outlandish, exaggerated architectural style could soon become a historic monument in Los Angeles.
Architecture buffs rallied to save the Norms restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard this year after learning...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:15 AM
All'Acqua is a buzzy place on a weekend night, cars spilling out of the parking lot, crowds milling, the soaring, open-kitchen restaurant, once the local branch of Acapulco, suffused with a happy roar. On cool nights, you can smell garlic, rosemary and...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:45 AM
When Wes Avila was interviewing for a job at Le Comptoir, Gary Menes' temple of vegetable cookery, Menes asked him what his ultimate career goal was.
"To be the best taquero in Los Angeles," Avila replied.
And while it's impossible to say who is the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:25 PM
The next Hampton Restaurant Week will take place March 1-8.
Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus, including two-course lunches for $10 and three-course dinners for $20-$30.
A list of participating restaurants and menus will be posted,...