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  • Goodwill Guardians

    Goodwill Guardians
    New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city,  historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
  • So you want to be a sommelier?

    So you want to be a sommelier?
    Massage therapists, bellmen and valets aren't the people you'd expect to sit through a rigorous 10-month wine course. But in Southern California, the race is on to gain certification as a sommelier and get a foot in the door of one of today's hottest...
  • Restaurant Review: Nobu

    Restaurant Review: Nobu
    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...
  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
  • Susan Feniger: Spice girl

    Susan Feniger: Spice girl
    Restaurant years are like dog years. If a restaurant survives one year, it's like seven in the real world. So when two women chefs make a go of it for nearly 30 years -- not only one restaurant but several, and TV and radio cooking shows, cookbooks,...
  • Kerry Simon is taking over Las Vegas' restaurant scene

    BACK when Kerry Simon was training at the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York in 1981, the definition of a "celebrity chef" as he knew it was something different altogether compared with what it means in this age of Rachael Ray and Tyler...
  • Are the James Beard awards snubbing the Los Angeles restaurant scene?

    Are the James Beard awards snubbing the Los Angeles restaurant scene?
    Is Los Angeles getting snubbed by the James Beard Foundation? The foundation doles out its prestigious awards May 3 at a star-studded gala at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. As foodies everywhere know, they're the Oscars of the culinary world, arguably...
  • At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show

    At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show
    I can't believe it. At 8 o'clock on a Friday night, four of us are the sole guests at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, the new restaurant at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Twenty minutes later, two tables are filled. Total. Considering...
  • Din and bear it?

    Din and bear it?
    Restaurant diners -- when they can make themselves heard above the blaring music from a chef's iPod playlist, the clatters and shouts from an open kitchen, and the roar of the cocktail drinkers in an adjacent lounge -- are talking about restaurant noise...
  • The Review: Wolfgang Puck's WP24

    The Review: Wolfgang Puck's WP24
    The server eases the rectangular plate down on the glass coffee table. Here we go, I think, biting into a tiny pleated dumpling plumped with braised pork belly and slicked with black Chinese vinegar. A trace of chile oil, the melting tender pork, the...
  • [Chef Change] At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show

    [Chef Change] At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show
    I can't believe it. At 8 o'clock on a Friday night, four of us are the sole guests at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, the new restaurant at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Twenty minutes later, two tables are filled. Total. Considering...