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  • Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener

    Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener
    How does your garden grow? That's a question that can be posed to a number of restaurants around town. And I'm not just talking old olive oil cans sprouting Genovese basil or flat-leaf Italian parsley. Restaurants are adding giant pots or raised beds...
  • Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter

    Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter
    The restaurant business is remarkably volatile, and anyone who has spent much time around it is used to seeing his or her favorites sputter out of business after good long runs. You grow up going to Angeli, you have your first date there, you become a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Top Chef Masters' returns, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar among the competitors

     
    Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" is back April 6 -- and everything has changed. There's will be a brand new format, a new host (celebrity chef Curtis Stone) and a new judge (former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl). Among the 12......
  • The Feed: Coffeebar comes to Spring Street, 'Top Chef Masters' returns

     
    Coffeebar comes to Spring Street The coffee options for loft dwellers on Spring Street have expanded with the opening of CoffeeBar, a 2,000-square-foot cafe that recently debuted just a couple of doors down from downtown favorite Spring for Coffee. Owners...
  • 'Top Chef Masters' ups the spice for L.A.'s Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar

     
    Mary Sue Milliken called it "my evil vacation." John Rivera Sedlar considered escaping to Paris. Professional chefs are used to cooking under intense pressure, but the two Los Angeles restaurateurs battling in "Top Chef Masters" underestimated the...
  • Is 'Top Chef Masters' a foodie Olympics? Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar discuss

     
    L.A. chefs Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar talk about the difficulty of 'Top Chef Masters'...
  • Dining for a cause: Hanging out with Bob Harper, Earth Day eats and more

     
    Tote yer own: Beginning Friday -- Earth Day -- M Café kicks off an ongoing promotion: Bring in your own tote bag for take-out orders at their locations on Melrose and in Beverly Hills and get a discount on orders......
  • Let's do lunch -- in downtown L.A.

     
    It used to be that dining options in downtown L.A. were slim pickings. If you were called downtown for jury duty, or City Hall business, you'd better have had a PB&J with you. No more. As Jessica Gelt writes in......