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  • The strands of the Sinaloa drug cartel web

    The strands of the Sinaloa drug cartel web
    Gabriel Dieblas Roman took orders from cartel bosses in Mexico, hard men who ruled by fear, but he wouldn't approve a shipment without talking to a plucky, middle-aged woman from Compton. Guadalupe "Lupita" Villalobos ran a storefront botanica where...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Downtown Los Angeles

    Southern California Close-Ups: Downtown Los Angeles
      First published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then...
  • Chef John Sedlar returns with lots of irons in the fire

    Chef John Sedlar returns with lots of irons in the fire
    Last week, chef John Sedlar celebrated the 30th anniversary of his seminal, erstwhile restaurant Saint Estèphe with a sparkly cocktail party and an elaborate tasting menu for a select group of admirers who remember the go-go '80s and his particular mark...
  • L.A.'s new restaurants serve up a great year

    L.A.'s new restaurants serve up a great year
    Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle. That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
  • Small-batch, artisan distilleries are growing in California

    Small-batch, artisan distilleries are growing in California
    The air outside GreenBar Collective craft distillery in Monrovia is getting warm, but it still crackles with the crispness of fall. Inside the bright, white warehouse, two employees bottle fresh apple bitters while Keith Taylor, the bar manager for...
  • Great places for holiday brunch

    Great places for holiday brunch
    Here they come: the relatives. And they're hungry too. So where are you going to feed them? Why not one of the new generation of brunches that have been popping up at some very good restaurants lately? Brunch is convivial and fun, not to mention much less...
  • Best meals of 2011

    Best meals of 2011
    The best meals of the year aren't necessarily about foie gras and truffles, or indulgent tasting menus, or even the technically best cooking of 2011. They're those dinners that surprised and delighted, that wove food and wine and friendship together in...
  • Seven other influential Mexican cookbooks

    1903: "The Landmarks Club Cook Book." A collection of recipes edited by the sage of the Southwest, Charles Fletcher Lummis, that included more than 40 Mexican recipes, this first-of-its-kind effort was sold to help repair Southern California's crumbling...
  • A little Jack White with your burger?

    A little Jack White with your burger?
    Is a hyper-curated playlist the new house-made charcuterie? Whether a restaurant's playing Lady Gaga or Langhorne Slim says as much about the place as its Mason jar drinking glasses or farm-to-table pickle plate. And in an era when even Facebook tracks...
  • Downtown L.A. on the lunch menu

    Downtown L.A. on the lunch menu
    Lunch is the meal of the proletariat. While the leisure class brunches, the worker bees among us grab that much-anticipated moment of down time that comes with the consumption of a hearty sandwich, plate of meat or lightly dressed salad that is known to...
  • James Beard names semifinalists for 2011 awards

     
    The semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards were announced Thursday. (Good luck getting on the James Beard website.) There are 19 categories, including best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star chef of the...