| May 20, 2009
With the kick-off of the Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, the Department of Transportation is reminding travelers that planning ahead can take the aggravation out of busy weekend plans.
The DOT will move construction projects around the state...
| May 27, 2009
When the weekly food fest at Wat Thai Temple in North Hollywood was closed down almost two years ago because of neighbors' complaints about crowds and parking, the culinary blogosphere went wild with texted groans lamenting the loss of its cherished...
| May 31, 2009
LONDON -- Millvina Dean, who as a baby was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat in the frigid North Atlantic, died Sunday, having been the last survivor of 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.
She was 97 years old, and she died where she had lived...
| Nov 30, 2008
You have dinner at Feast@4East for the same reasons you might stay at the bed and breakfast it's in. Some people like the impersonal comfort and anonymity of a hotel room when they travel. Some prefer the homeyness of a B&B.
Likewise, dinner at the 4...
| May 21, 2007
As a pet owner, no doubt you want to give your dog or cat the best care possible. And caring for your pet means feeding him the best diet you can.
Animals, because they are color blind, choose their foods by smell. Most dogs like gamey flavors best, as...
| Jan 13, 2009
| 2:48 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics" by Ina Garten
2 cups diced butternut squash, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes (from about half of a peeled and seeded squash)
2 cups peeled and diced Yukon Gold...
| Jan 31, 2007
Pizzeria Mozza isn't just a restaurant. It's an action film, a master class in the art of making pizza, a trip through Italy's wine regions and a magnet for a diverse crowd of hungry diners only Los Angeles could muster. It's the toughest reservation in...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:02 AM
After months of preliminary work, the scientists at the University of Chicago's new Metallurgical Laboratory were ready to run their first experiment. The experiment did not involve metallurgy.
In fact, there were no metallurgists in the Metallurgical...
| Dec 26, 2007
Roasted duck pot pie
Total time: About 5 1/2 hours, including roasting and baking time
Note: From test kitchen director Donna Deane. Duck fat (if you would rather buy it than render it from the duck) is available at Bristol Farms stores,...
| Jan 9, 2008
I heard about it from an O.C. friend: a new restaurant and lounge just opened in Costa Mesa. It's one of those clandestine deals, he told me. No listed phone number, no sign, no address out front. A friend of a friend who knows the sommelier told him...
| Apr 17, 2008
Take It Away is a monthly column that checks out two options for carryout meals in the same neighborhood.Try finding a parking spot for takeout on a weekday night in Evanston.
After circling the latest condo high rise for the seventh time, we gave up and...