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Times Staff WriterWe rush in, late, through the tall orange doors, past the suits of armor standing sentry in front of the bathrooms, barely taking in the spangled Moroccan cushions on the sofas, the oversized lamps and the stacked art and architecture tomes in the...
Times Staff WriterWhen it comes to food and wine, $90 can buy you a lot. At Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La in Beverly Hills, for instance, it buys you a complete omakase (chef's choice) lunch, including a couple of glasses of Otokoyama junmai sake. At Hatfield's in Los Angeles,...
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it another gut-busting meal of starchy comfort food. But be honest: It's not the turkey you've been dreaming about. Who looks forward to an overcooked bird that no amount of gravy can rescue? Turkey Day,...
Tags: New York, Chicago Restaurants, Pumpkin Pie, Potatoes, Butter
Times Staff WriterAn actor friend from the East Coast told me some years ago about driving down Sunset Boulevard — Route 66 — when he first came west and saw Sunset Towers looming in the distance. There! I'm going to live there, he decided, as he cruised past...
Restaurant CriticThe theme here these days is young chefs moving into outlying and up-and-coming neighborhoods to open small restaurants built with lots of passion and elbow grease. On a recent visit, I ate white bean and duck confit soup at Skillet, a roving Airstream...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Pasta, Butter, Family, Dining and Drinking
Cafe Troia has always been something of an anomaly in Towson, a white-tablecloth restaurant that has managed to survive, even flourish, for 23 years. These are scary times to deviate from the "if it ain't broke" dictum, but when their landlord decided to...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Lemons, Garlic
Special to The Morning CallThree primary impressions stick in my mind following a recent visit to Ocean, a restaurant and lounge that opened a few weeks ago in Easton: One, the food was excellent; two, the place was noisy; and three, it was dark. The sense of darkness struck me...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Fennel, Leeks, Potatoes, Butter
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWITH several hotels in the works, plus a new luxe lodging where guests are offered a horse and carriage to take them to their dinner restaurant, Paso Robles seems slated to become the Healdsburg of the Central Coast wine country, a picturesque and...
I'm always surprised that Baltimore County has so many chains and doesn't have more nice local restaurants - the kind that seem to pop up every other week in Baltimore City. If this bothers you, too, you'll be happy that Restaurant Sabor is now open in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCa' Brea is back, after being closed nearly a year for renovations. And, for the first time in a long while, chef-owner Antonio Tommasi, who founded the place in 1991 with Jean-Louis de Mori, is playing a much more active role in what's coming out of...
Times Staff WriterIt seemed kind of crazy: an Italian restaurant opening in West L.A., within pizza-flinging distance of Brentwood's olive oil-saturated Italian restaurant row. But there it was, a shiny new place on the second floor of a strip mall on Wilshire Boulevard...
Dave and I hurried through the double doors into the welcoming warmth of Bobbywood, finally out of the chilly wind winding down Norfolk's Monticello Avenue. The host checked our reservation, then asked us to follow him. We went just around the corner...
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