| May 21, 2008
SEATED AT the sushi counter at the new Nobu Los Angeles, the three of us are oddly the only ones at the long counter made of blond-striped wood. We watch the hardworking sushi chefs turn out roll after roll after roll, neatly lining a sheet of nori with a...
| Jun 15, 2009
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Where: L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
When: Open for dinner only,
5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Parking in East Garage on Olympic and Francisco Street, $5 off with...
| Jun 4, 2008
Flash! Click! Flash, flash, flash! Digital cameras erupt all over the dining room like popcorn popping. In the next booth, a quartet of young Latinas with a mom in tow crowd closer together, the better to fit in the frame. Smile, says the obliging...
| Jul 5, 2008
It took just one month for a new freeway mural in Ventura to be hit by graffiti. The tagger was considerate, however, taking pains not to mar the piece, which commemorates a neighborhood destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the 101 Freeway. Instead of...
| Feb 12, 2008
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February 13, 2008
Tasting trips to Vienna, Tokyo and London. Late-night chats over homemade sourdough doughnuts and coffee ice cream with Julia Child. Red carpet snapshots with Hollywood stars toting a perfectly coiffed edible Oscar in one hand, a real...
| Jul 23, 2008
REVERING la bonne cuisine as they do, many French are still fighting the good fight to hold the line against le fast food.
But long gone are the days when the mention of a cheeseburger could earn you a Gallic sneer and protesters drove tractors into a...
| Dec 12, 2007
LIVING in a city with such an original sense of fashion, Angelenos are style-savvy to the bone. So why is restaurant design in such a funk? It's as if every new restaurant is showing up at the party wearing the same dress -- yards of votive candles, black...
| Oct 6, 2008
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You may question why a vegan such as myself has been dying to dine at Cut. First, its like being allowed into the cool peoples hang, what with the giant pictures of George Clooney and Marilyn Manson suspended on the walls. Its definitely the coolest...
| Sep 24, 2008
Cheese and wine tasting:
Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop hosts; the Foundry on Melrose's Julie Christen suggests pairings with wines. 7 p.m., the Foundry on Melrose, 7465 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 651-0915, reservations recommended. www....
| Jan 30, 2008
STEAK school is open. The Butcher of Panzano -- aka Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in all of Italy -- announces his Officina della Bistecca (Steak Workshop) in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region:
"In a very convivial and above all...
| Mar 25, 2009
Who didn't grow up wolfing down pizza slathered in tomato sauce and gooey cheese? And yet the dominant pizza aesthetic in L.A. seems to get reinvented from time to time just like everything else in this constantly changing city. In 1982, Wolfgang Puck...