| Mar 30, 2013
Muddy Leek is in kind of an odd location, just a block or two away from the restaurants in Culver City's Helms complex yet seemingly well outside of the area. It's part of a building that briefly served as a design museum before it was converted into...
| Dec 1, 2012
Dear SOS: We ate at Bar/Kitchen on Flower Street in L.A. after a theater matinee. Plenty of great dishes, but the shrimp and grits was amazing — shrimp laid on top of grits that must have been flavored with a shrimp stock and speckled with the...
| Nov 24, 2012
Pigato is one of the little-known Italian wines sommeliers love to surprise guests with. This one is terrific — lithe and minerally, with an earthiness that plays well against an ever-so-slight sweetness. In short, this lovely white wine from...
| Feb 23, 2013
Dear SOS: Last summer, my girlfriend and I spent our vacation on Florida's Amelia Island. We stopped by a lovely, quaint Spanish restaurant in Fernandina Beach called España. Its gambas Mozambique (shrimp Mozambique style) was extraordinary. I'd love...
| Oct 18, 2012
If we knew exactly what made restaurants successful, then there would be no unsuccessful ones. But the business is unpredictable and customers fickle; some mediocre concepts seemingly last forever, while genuinely worthy enterprises wither on the vine....
| Feb 2, 2013
Dear SOS: Sweet Butter, in Sherman Oaks, uses shrimp in the freshest tasting and most flavorful ceviche I have ever tried. Can't stop thinking about it. Any chance of snagging the recipe?
Dear Susan: Plump tiger shrimp...
| Jan 19, 2013
Here's an interesting white wine from Puglia, the region that forms the "heel" of Italy's "boot." Made from an ancient grape variety called Verdeca with a small percentage of Fiano Minutolo (don't you just love these Italian grape names?), it has a...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:32 PM
One dish emerged a clear favorite during this morning's #weekendeats chat on Twitter: Pasta. It seemed people couldn't get enough of the al dente golden noodles and all their glory. Here are some of the highlights from today's carb-filled chat:......
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Sea Bass With Avocado, Mango Juice & Spicy Paprika Yield: 4 servings. Spicy paprika: 1 teaspoon coarsely ground dried red Anaheim pepper or other mild pepper 2 teaspoons sweet paprika Mango-yuzu juice: 1 cup mango juice, preferably from ripe mangoes, or...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Is it fair to identify a favorite from the dim sum menu at Elite?...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Paprika Spiced Shrimp With...