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  • The Review: Saddle Peak Lodge

    The Review: Saddle Peak Lodge
    On a warm summer night, the terrace at Saddle Peak Lodge seduces with its view through a pine tree to Saddle Peak and, beyond, the sky. We're wrapped in the quiet of the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between Calabasas and Malibu, with just enough light...
  • Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes

    Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes
    Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
  • Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer

    Market Watch: Glorious apples born of an imperfect California summer
    Many are the virtues claimed for Southern California's climate, but a similarity to England's rarely ranks among them. Early Wednesday morning at the Santa Monica farmers market, however, the chill and dense fog were indeed London-like and emblematic of...
  • Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum

    Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum
    Cameron Slocum pulls up to the Atwater Village farmers market in the Tomatomobile, a 1980s Volvo station wagon with crude icons of tomatoes, blue on the right side, pink on the left, scrawled everywhere including the windows, along with a plug for "The...
  • Market Watch: Controversial picks at Santa Monica's Main Street farmers market

    Market Watch: Controversial picks at Santa Monica's Main Street farmers market
    The Santa Monica Main Street farmers market is something of an anomaly. Farmers make up the overwhelming majority of the stands at the other three markets run by the city of Santa Monica, but the Sunday Main Street market is evenly divided between farmers...
  • The Review: La Serenata de Garibaldi

    The Review: La Serenata de Garibaldi
    In Los Angeles, 25 years entitles a restaurant to, if not a medal, then at the very least the title of institution. And this year (how time flies) marks the 25th anniversary for La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. Way back in 1985, Jose Rodriguez...
  • Market Watch: Fresh dates — Barhi, Medjool and more

    Market Watch: Fresh dates — Barhi, Medjool and more
    Dates can keep in refrigeration for years and are available year-round, but the freshly harvested fruits, which started showing up last week, are far superior in texture and flavor, and are one of the great seasonal treats available at Southern California...
  • Market Watch: A rare shot at delicate Comice pears

    Market Watch: A rare shot at delicate Comice pears
    While the weather has careened in the last week from broiling to chilly and sodden and back to warm, and summer produce, such as peaches, peppers and eggplants, continue to be offered at farmers markets, a change is in the air, independent of the...
  • Lindy & Grundy: Female butchers with a sustainable philosophy

    Lindy & Grundy: Female butchers with a sustainable philosophy
    To the connected diner, it may seem that Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada arrived in Los Angeles ages ago. The larger-than-life personas behind Lindy & Grundy are practically household names among local foodies, though their butcher shop selling locally...
  • Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them

    Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them
    With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...
  • Valentine's Day dinners at Los Angeles-area restaurants

    Valentine's Day dinners at Los Angeles-area restaurants
    Valentine's Day is one of the biggest restaurant evenings of the year. Here are some places that are offering special menus and deals. Alegria: Long Beach's Alegria combines a four-course dinner for $65 and live flamenco dancers. Offered from February 10...