| 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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:53 AM
A sophisticated new restaurant and lounge called Acabar is set to open in the old Dar Maghreb space in Hollywood sometime next week.
What's really got us buzzing about the opening is chef Octavio Becerra's return to the kitchen. His now-closed Palette...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:59 AM
If a theme has emerged in Los Angeles restaurants over the last several years, from Picca and Spice Table to Lukshon, A-Frame, Rivera and Corazon y Miel, it is the idea of Asian American and Latin American chefs trained in classical European kitchens,...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Food lovers lucky enough to attend Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE over Labor Day weekend devoured dozens of savory samples and gulped cupfuls of craft cocktails. If you’re feeling left out, the best I can offer is a rundown of event highlights...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Wednesday is National Tequila Day and, aside from drunken college students who remorsefully refer to it as "to-kill-ya," the spirit is enjoying a renaissance. A growing number of Los Angeles bars and restaurants curate lists of the fiery stuff similar...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Being a chef who grew up in Santa Fe, N.M., but cooks in Los Angeles, I have sometimes found it difficult to find ingredients I ate as a boy and still like to cook. I used to import all my own New Mexican chile pods and powders, other seasonings, blue...
| 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...