| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Margrit Biever Mondavi stopped in at downtown’s Rivera restaurant Monday night for a dinner promoting Robert Mondavi Winery, founded by her late husband. She was just back from a trip to do the same in Brazil and, after a brief trip back home to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:26 PM
The L.A. Opera invited the press in to talk turkey.
Not figuratively, as in shop talk about contraltos and coloratura.
Turkey as in the cooked bird — which has a part to play in "Falstaff."
The opera is staging six performances of Verdi's...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week.
The event, which gave participants the opportunity to test their physical skills through a...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant.
Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:57 PM
Announcing that rapper Jay Z's popular Made in America music festival is coming to downtown, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that the event will "shine a spotlight" on Grand Park, the city's up-and-coming Civic Center gathering spot.
But what was...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Dominique Raccah is the founder of Sourcebooks, where she serves as publisher and CEO.
Lori Rader-Day is the author of the “The Black Hour.” Her fiction has appeared in Ellery...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Does your dad love beer as much as you? Sunday is Father's Day; why not share some local craft beer with your dad to celebrate?
Beer + Coffee
FoodGPS has teamed up with Firestone Walker Brewing Co. to present the "CollaBREWtive Brunch" where local...
| Jan 12, 2013
If you want to understand Bestia, you should probably take a look at the cassoeula, a version of a traditional cabbage stew popular in Milan.
At Alfredo de Gran San Bernardo, the Milanese businessmen's restaurant where I first tried the dish,...
| Feb 9, 2013
Le Ka is one of those difficult places to figure out, not because the cooking isn't good — it is, very — but because in the narrative of Le Ka, food seems like such a secondary thing. To get to the restaurant, you leave your car with a valet...