| Feb 11, 2010
Behind the tall counter at Il Dolce, a new Costa Mesa pizzeria and restaurant, silver-haired owner Roberto Bigne stretches pizza dough over the backs of his hands in a sure, practiced gesture. The pizza oven behind him glows a fiery orange. Bags of almond...
| Feb 25, 2010
André Guerrero grew up eating Filipino food, but you'll find few traces of it on his menu at the Oinkster, and none at all at his new Marché L.A. Nor will you find Filipino food on the menus at Providence, Pizzeria Mozza or Church & State, all prominent...
| Nov 11, 2009
Barbara Fairchild joined Bon Appétit in 1978 as an editorial assistant typing (yes, on a typewriter) recipes. Today, she runs the magazine, and with the closure of Gourmet last month, has become one of the most watched women in food publishing. After all,...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:25 PM
Note: We tested this recipe from Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Eureka, late in the day, and although it said, "Cool before serving," it smelled so tantalizingly delicious that none of us could wait to taste it. And most of us agreed that it was one of...
| Jul 8, 2010
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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2010
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...
| 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....
| Nov 2, 2006
With the Griffith Observatory finally set to reopen Friday after a restoration and expansion project that stretched nearly five years and cost $93 million, it's time for a quick round of Pick Your Astronomical Metaphor.
There is, for starters, the...
| Nov 5, 2008
It's been 75 years since actress Jean Harlow christened the Los Angeles Brewing Co.'s first shipment of Eastside beer after the repeal of Prohibition. Beer making in L.A. has been sporadic since then, but there are signs that a craft brew revolution is...
| Aug 16, 2007
ON a recent Friday night, three collegiate-looking young men strode into the 3rd Stop, a beer and wine bar near the Beverly Center. The first one to the bar was sure of what he wanted.
"Give me a Blue Moon," he told the bartender, referring to the...