| Oct 24, 2007
Tom Colicchio, reality TV's reigning chef, just got a serious dose of reality.
Service at Craft, his new restaurant in Century City, stumbled out of the gate. After a couple of early negative reviews and pointed complaints from customers and peers,...
| Aug 1, 2007
Something fresh happens onscreen in "No Reservations," the newest in that newly burgeoning genre, American foodie cinema, and it's not the sea bass poached in a court bouillon with sautéed batonnet of carrots and zucchini (though that fish with vegetables...
| Dec 12, 2006
| 8:14 PM
The results are in: The Times tasting panel gathered recently in The Times test kitchen to taste and judge two dozen entries to the Great Cookie Challenge. Here are our Top 10. Still want more? We've got plenty of recipes for you to try this holiday...
| May 13, 2009
Ferran Adrià, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
| Aug 13, 2008
YOU SNAG a parking spot on the street in the middle of Brand Boulevard's endless row of car dealerships and as you get out of the car, you can feel the salesmen go into high alert. A possible buyer for that gas-guzzling truck? No, just another food...
| Feb 16, 2009
| 3:27 PM
Location: The Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 276-8500; wolfgangpuck.com
Ambience: Elegant Richard Meier-designed contemporary steakhouse with an A-list crowd and a very urban energy. Though prime...
| Jul 8, 2009
Every couple of years I feel that siren call to go up and spend some time in Napa Valley. For most of us, this was our first wine country experience, as exotic as anything discovered later in Burgundy or Piedmont. Who can forget the smudged violet of...
| Aug 5, 2009
Puck really knows how to pick them. Locations, that is. Wolfgang Puck, who burst onto the scene in 1982 with a little place called Spago, has just opened a new restaurant downtown at L.A. Live. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill sits center stage, right on the L....
| Aug 5, 2009
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill **
L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 748-9700; www.wolfgangpuck.com.
Smart American grill and bar from L.A.'s best known chef center stage at L.A. Live with a view onto the plaza, a...
| Nov 1, 2006
| 8:48 PM
Where: 2800 E. Observatory Road, Griffith Park, L.A.
When: Reopens Friday. The observatory will be open noon to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and closed Mondays. It will close on Thanksgiving and Christmas....
| Dec 30, 2009
The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...