On a backpacking trip through Europe in my early 20's I ended up in the small Alpine ski village of Isola, France. After a long day on the slopes my friend Anne-Sophie took me to a rustic restaurant for dinner -- all dark wood and fireplace and goblets of wine. There I had my first taste of raclet ... More >>
Post & Beam Hospitality Group, made up of restaurateur Brad Johnson, chef Govind Armstrong and Director of Operations David Borrego, will be opening a new restaurant in the next few weeks in Venice called Willie Jane. The restaurant will replace Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, which began as a pop-up but ... More >>
In this week's restaurant review, I consider the Hart and the Hunter, the restaurant in the Palihotel that sprang from the loins of a Venice pop-up. You can read the full review here, or check out the condensed version below.
Food: Chefs Kris Tominaga and Brian Dunsmoor are serving up what they ca ... More >>
What's in your cart, chef? This week, we ask Kris Tominaga, partner, with Brian Dunsmoor, in The Hart and the Hunter at the Palihotel.
Tominaga's smiling at a bag of small green peppers. "They're little Padrons from Fairview," he explains, making this variety of Spanish frying pepper sound more ... More >>
In an often frantic attempt to track the many openings and closings around town, we scribble notes while driving down Santa Monica Boulevard, eavesdrop while in line at the movies, get tips from colleagues and friends, and troll the Web for restaurant obits and births. And sometimes we come across g ... More >>