Sure, there's fun to be had cooking your own deep fried holiday foods. But sustaining this ritual for a celebration that spans eight nights? Not so appealing. Most households tend to max out at one, maybe two, latke frying sessions, since ventilation methods can only be so effective. And besides, no ... More >>
So the center of the tech universe is still in Northern California. Big deal. Facebook's in freefall; the iPhone 5 is a snooze. Yes, innovation continues to matter, but these days, it's less about the platform and more about the content.
On that front, L.A. is king. The top YouTube stars live here. ... More >>
We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists.
But we can't do all of this ourselves. We've got a panel of judges to help us pi ... More >>
The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival concluded Sunday, a slickly produced, three-day debauch mostly held in and around the capacious digs of L.A. Live and its Marriott property -- though neither conference room nor rooftop exhibition tent could adequately contain the assemblage of whit ... More >>
Pie can become a fixation. For some, it's more than just something to eat, it's an experience. For us, it was a challenge. We polled and questioned, consulted the experts, prodded and called and narrowed our list to a daunting 25 local pies to sample. For our own sanity, this was limited to standard ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from Live & Dine LA 2011.
Akasha Richmond walked away with the big prize, an award for a chef who has demonstrated not only top notch kitchen skills but a dedication to community service, at last night's Live & Dine LA awards, but the focus of the evening was on LA's risi ... More >>
Kicking off its Popchef series, Breadbar's consulting Chef Noriyuki Sugie debuts Ramen Bull, a menu of five beef-centric ramen dishes: short rib ramen ($11); oxtail ramen ($15), beef tongue ramen ($12); spicy ramen ($14); and corn beef ramen ($13). Available Monday through Saturday, 5 t ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinthe invisible restaurant critic
Dear Mr. Gold:
What's the big deal with quinoa? I couldn't even pronounce it right when I first saw it on the menu at Hugo's in Studio City. Then I saw it at Trader Joe's and then I saw it everywhere. It has probably been around forever, but has on ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinbaby artichokes with buffalo mozzarella, watercress and goji berries at Fig
If you're one of the few noble people who's actually kept your New Year's resolution, get ready to face a major hurdle. In just a few weeks, dineLA's Restaurant Week returns for its sixth season, serving ... More >>
Christie BishopKay 'N Dave's Pumpkin Margarita
When it comes to L.A. produce, the beginning of fall brings us a seemingly endless supply of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, pears and perhaps the most seasonal produce of all: the pumpkin. Considering Southern California's climate isn't conducive t ... More >>
Good Food blogDelilah Snell's (The Road Less Traveled) mixed berry pie
The end of another Los Angeles summer, the end of another season of pies for Evan Kleiman. Kleiman (Angeli Caffe, Good Food) has closed her second Pie-A-Day contest and will judge the entries this Sunday, September 5th, a ... More >>
N. GalutenStrawberry rhubarb pie
The Good Food Pie Contest is back, and they are taking applications now. The contest comes thanks to Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, owner of Angeli Caffe, and most appropriately, creator of her recently rejuvenated Pie-a-Day project.
The contest wil ... More >>
You'd think we'd expect June Gloom by now, but somehow it's still a shock to be substituting our swimsuits for sweaters and fun in the sun for fog lamps after Memorial Day. So how do we lift the fog of June's persistent gloom? We ... More >>
Photo: J. RitzEvan Kleiman's matzo ball soup at Angeli.
The two nights of Passover seder 5770 fall on Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30. Our local, trusty, sophisticated Passover mavens honor the broad Jewish culinary diaspora while hewing to some familiar traditions as well. Bottom lin ... More >>
LA Weekly Flickr pool/djjewelzLudo Lefebvre's fried chicken
At the rate he's going, chef Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites) may never need to open his own restaurant: he can just guest chef at this friends' restaurants. After Akasha Richmond went to the fried chicken dinner that Lefebvre and Eric Gree ... More >>
If two chefs feel like cooking together, maybe matching their different versions of a dish up for an evening of good food, they do not necessarily need a glitzy Kitchen Stadium and a bunch of Food Network TV cameras to do so. Sometimes one chef can just drop into another's restaurant, cook, h ... More >>
This past Sunday night couples trickled into Akasha, ready to start a romantic evening of eating farm fresh organic fare and listening to live jazz, which will now become a regular happening at the Culver City restaurant. "I always wanted to bring in live jazz," said Akasha Richmond, owner and chef ... More >>
We strive to keep our political promises, so we're putting that vegan snickerdoodle recipe on this year's holiday bill early. Akasha Richmond's version at her namesake restaurant is so heavily spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves that even the vegan-averse will hardly miss the buttery f ... More >>
Photo Credit: Adam BakerCoconut MacaroonsWhile your internal clock may run on Jewish Standard Time, measuring by approximations instead of absolutes, restaurants don't. Making coconut macaroons and briskets for hundreds takes time and careful planning. So even though Rosh Hashanah is about a ... More >>
It used to be that chefs needed mastery of culinary techniques, dedication, and a great work ethic to become successful. But now there's another requirement: social media skills. As the restaurant scene evolves, chefs are discovering that the dining public requires more than culinary technique and g ... More >>