| Feb 9, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Chocolate waffles at Pinon Grill
The National Retail Federation released a survey last month predicting “the average person will spend $116.21 on Valentine’s Day gifts.” Presents are great and all, but nothing is more romantic than...
| Feb 17, 2011
Weekend mornings, I'm usually happy to stay at home reading, listening to music and generally lolling around. No rushing, all the time in the world for simple pleasures. Toast with homemade jam. Freshly brewed coffee. Or there's breakfast with a friend at...
| Jul 15, 2011
Gilt City's Senior Curator Shannon Kelly described various beauty offerings that are currently available on the site. KTLA viewers will also get a special web link to receive an additional 20% off any offerings on giltcity.com. www.giltcity.com/ktla...
| Mar 10, 2011
Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof.
The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:52 PM
Katsuya has arrived in Laguna with a bang, and if you enjoyed the ironically titled Hush for its high-decibel ambience, you won't be disappointed with the restaurant that has taken its place. Designed by minimalist Phillip Starck, its hard surfaces bounce...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Ever dreamed of time-traveling back to another age to experience life under vastly different circumstances? That opportunity presented itself this week to 36 men in Newport Beach.
Hotelier Henry Schielein, president of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort and...
| Nov 10, 2011
On Thanksgiving, one blessing for some of us is a large-group feast that we plan and prepare in stages for several days, if not weeks. Regardless of whether some of the guests are bringing a variety of side dishes, the head chef still has to wrestle...
| Dec 1, 2011
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...
| Dec 2, 2011
The last decade or so has seen a remarkable boom in the quantity and variety of limes and lime-like fruits available in the United States. California has become the leading domestic producer, albeit by default, and late autumn is prime season for limes,...
| Oct 13, 2011
Truffles shaved onto wild-caught yellowtail sashimi or kanpachi nigiri splashed with black caviar might begin your omakase at Got Sushi? Or the chef might enrobe supple ribbons of pristine snapper in creamy cured uni brightened with the sharp citrus...
| May 19, 2011
At the Lazy Ox Canteen on the edge of Little Tokyo, the happy clamor of downtown denizens tucking into chef Josef Centeno's Ox burgers, crispy pig's ears and brick-roasted mussels leaks out the door into the street. But Lazy Ox is no longer the only...