| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:27 PM
For many children, Easter is all about the hunt. They love searching for hidden eggs and snooping for the ultimate Easter jackpot: a basket filled with jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits so large that they make a child’s eyes go...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
John Kunkel is no ordinary restaurateur. He built Lime Fresh Mexican Grill from a stand-alone spot in South Beach to a small chain that last year he sold to Applebee's for a reported $24 million.
In 2011, he opened Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, where...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Thin Mints, Caramel Delights, Peanut Butter Patties and a host of classic cookies finally returned to Aberdeen Saturday.
At noon, Rebecca Kiesz and Cassandra Curry of Girl Scout Troop 50038 set up a small table outside the Centsable Fashions' parking...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Lately it seems like there's no L.A. neighborhood without a juice bar. They're expanding faster than you can say kale-avocado-cilantro-lemon-cucumber-caraway-jalapeno-celery smoothie. It's no wonder. Fans of juice -- the kind often made with a press and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Is an organic, raw, vegan, local, and alcohol-free dinner overkill? Scott Franklin Manning doesn’t think so.
He's the man behind The Locavoire, a 100% organic, vegan, local, raw, and alcohol-free dinner series.
Last year, Manning took a closer...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:49 PM
When Empress Pavilion, a 25-year-old dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, announced it was being evicted, the reaction included plenty of nostalgia. Many Angelenos recalled marking life's successful moments and celebrating holidays in the 600-capacity...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Are you ready for a road trip? Dade City in Pasco County is hosting its annual Kumquat Festival on Saturday, an event that honors the sweet-sour citrus. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors can sample all manner of kumquat cuisine from pies, smoothies, marmalade,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Just seeing the word "buffet" in a restaurant's name is enough to send most foodies scurrying away, evoking visions of a horde of diners pawing at trays of microwaved food purchased at a warehouse club store.
You'll still find a horde at Santo's...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:48 AM
If I'd been weaned on Cuban black beans, I'm sure I'd hate the spicy version I had at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. If I had a Jamaican grandmother who regularly prepared curry, I'm sure the very good curried shrimp at Paladar wouldn't hold a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Chapped lips, flyaway hair, dry skin, cracked elbows — Southern California winters may be mild, but they still cause beauty problems.
"Independent of where you live, your skincare regimen needs to change with the seasons," says Dr. Ava Shamban,...
| Jan 27, 2013
My winter camper returned from the trail with a wide smile, sore feet and a taste for gorp.
"It's the perfect food," she explained. "It has everything: protein, fruit and chocolate."
She ransacked the cupboards for nuts and seeds,...