| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:46 AM
My wonderful mother studied one year at Occidental College before she went on to UC Berkeley, so maybe that was the reason she never liked the term "oxymoron." But that brings to my mind that the biggest oxymoron in our lives today is the term "controlled...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Overall impression: The red banquettes and oversize mirrors are here. So are the steak frites and the escargots. But as much as I wanted to love this charming, 5-year-old French bistro, I left only liking it. Call it the summertime blahs, but the staff...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
An autopsy has confirmed that "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini died of natural causes from a heart attack Wednesday in Italy. Meanwhile, a newspaper report took aim at what the actor may have had to eat and drink at dinner the night he died --...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:06 PM
A lot of words have been used to describe L2O — minimalist, compelling, any superlative you care to name — but until recently, playful was not among them.
But the ascendancy of chef Matthew Kirkley at this highly regarded restaurant —...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Animal advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter Wednesday morning to Hot’s Restaurant Group asking the Hermosa Beach eatery to “swear off foie gras for good.”
In the missive, PETA said it...
| Feb 23, 2013
Republicans blame the English language for foiling their attempts to regain power. Yes — English! Of all tongues spoken in Babel, English is the richest in idiom, precision and subtlety. The language of the Bard and of Abraham Lincoln fell short...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Brooke, Josh, and Sheldon remain, splayed out on the sofas and clearly exhausted.
Brooke finds a note from Padma telling them to meet her at the Eagle Crest. Is that an Alaskan Leather Bar? I'm excited.
They drive up a long mountain and are stopped by...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt.
When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season....
| May 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Jacob Anaya had some big shoes to fill when he was named chef at Azul one year ago. Michelle Bernstein came to fame here. Clay Conley, who oversees not one but two Palm Beach restaurants, cooked here.
Each chef brought a unique perspective to the...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A Laguna Beach chef says animal rights activists posted personal information — including his cell phone number and credit card transactions — online because he served foie gras.
Activists hacked into the website of Hudson Valley Foie Gras,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Banned sales: The April 17 article "PETA targets local chefs for serving foie gras" incorrectly said the Tasting Spoon food truck sold 28 pounds of foie gras on June 31. In fact, the food truck sold that amount in about four hours June 30.