| 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...
| Oct 24, 2008
Manny Diaz greets the servers and places the finishing touches on his daily special: Alaskan salmon on a bed of Moroccan couscous, finished with a passion fruit glaze.
"It's Friday, so let's sell lots of fish!"
As executive chef of Pacific Grille in...
| Jul 19, 2008
Animal welfare activists don't usually invoke the National Rifle Assn. as a role model. After all, hunting animals for sport and protecting animals from sport hunters are mutually exclusive endeavors.
But Wayne Pacelle, chief executive of the Humane...
| Apr 16, 2009
To understand the changes roiling once-sleepy Malibu, check out the new $25-million shopping center that finally opens Saturday at the junction of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road.
Shops such as James Perse and Tory Burch will sell $195 cargo...
| Oct 3, 2007
Antonio Muré has up and left Westside Italian restaurants Piccolo and La Botte, and he's taken his recipes with him.
Chef Muré had been a partner not only in Santa Monica's La Botte and Piccolo in Venice, but also Wilson in Culver City. Muré resigned...
| Oct 4, 2006
Standing before the copper-domed landmark that has perched on the Hollywood Hills since 1935, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday unveiled a restored and expanded Griffith Observatory and said it would reopen to the public Nov. 3.
| 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,...