Would you drink your Fritos? How about potato chips? Beer nuts? You may get a chance, because PepsiCo, looking to diversify it's market, is planning to turn snacks into drinks.
The Financial Times reports on the remarks of PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi, who said "The fact that PepsiCo is a fo ... More >>
As you may have noticed, this year's Best Of issue dropped on your doorstep, metaphorically if not actually, yesterday. There are hundreds (yes, hundreds) of listings, of spas and hikes and cocktails and grottos (yes, grottos), so many that you might get lost -- so many that we thought we'd pull ou ... More >>
It's worth keeping tabs on the New York-based website The Awl for many reasons, not least being their occasional cooking posts (my all-time favorite: "How to Cook A Fucking Steak"). Yesterday Jane Hu wrote an utterly lovely piece called "Writer Food From A to Z," which isn't quite as irreverent as t ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
82: Sooo Cali Dog at Dog Haus.
Maximalist-topping hot dogs aren't exactly new in Los Angeles. Pink's has been creating celebrity-named behemoths for the better ... More >>
Lines stretched for blocks in northeast L.A. last night as fans jostled to get a taste of the latest Skrillex project -- a literal taste, that is, of the diminutive dubstep pioneer's new mobile culinary lab, Grillex.
The Grammy-winning L.A. native Skrillex (born Sonny Moore) launched Grillex to mi ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
I saw the best chefs of my generation employed by gastropubs; Racer 5, wild game chili, dry-rubbed riblets with their calico slaw dragging themselves through the steel seats at dawn looking for artisanal grits, molasses-glazed bacon, with New Orleans spiced shrimp, ... More >>
Briana ValdezComal's Frito Pie in a Bag
There is a staple of liquor stores, street fairs, school cafeterias and tailgate parties in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma (but not so much in Los Angeles, yet) that involves a snack-sized bag of Fritos, a heaping ladle of Hormel chili, maybe some day-g ... More >>
Steven DrypolcherAndrew WK WHAT: Andrew WK
WHERE: Dem Passwords
WHEN: April 7, 2011
Andrew WK performed a set of piano rags and crunk karaoke that would have won him quite a few new fans had he been playing a fraternity party or a fraternity fundraiser or maybe a fraternity reunion. Unfortun ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano/OC WeeklyMore news you definitely cannot use but need to read:
--Tapatio-flavored Fritos debuting in 2 weeks! [Stick A Fork In It]
--Bill Buford's Heat, about his year as Mario Batali's kitchen slave, got a film deal. [DHD]
--Tap rooms, bars, lives bands -- the grocery store ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshVü Restaurant in Marina del Rey.
Molecular gastronomy may be dead in Pasadena, but it's alive and kicking in Marina del Rey.
When Vü Restaurant opens on December 1st, chef Kyle Schutte hopes to inject, aerate and freeze-dry a little flare into a notoriously stodgy dining categ ... More >>
CASATacos de Camarones Fritos at CASA.
In the first part of our interview with Alex Moreno, CASA's newish chef talked about his attempts to bring updated versions of other taqueria's dishes onto the menu. In part 2, Moreno gives more details, including his spin on classic dishes like birria ( ... More >>
J. GarbeeSeared Tuna Nicoise With Quail EggsWe left off yesterday's chat with Ray Garcia, Executive Chef at Fig in Santa Monica, with dog food. "It was probably seared ground sirloin, some of the best beef in the country, and the dog didn't like the temperature or something like that," says G ... More >>
Want to eat healthier, feel better and live longer? A million suggestions are out there on how to do just that, but a good place to start might be processed foods. As in, not eating them. Doritos, M&M's, Oscar Mayer wieners, McDonald's french fries -- could you do away with them all? Okay, how about ... More >>
Celia SoudryHansen's Cakes
Four full days and nights of eating and drinking booze under the hot sun. And not one arrest, according to an L.A.P.D. officer regulating the Taste of Beverly Hills. Last week and weekend, from September 2nd to the 5th, the first annual culinary expo at the Beverly ... More >>
The reality of reality television shows like Bravo's Top Chef is that if you're chosen as a contestant, you get to sign a big fat contract. You know, the kind of legalese that says something along the lines of the network gets to do pretty much anything it pleases. Including using you to prom ... More >>
The Big Game appoacheth. With Super Bowl XLIV right around the corner, millions of Americans will break out potato chips, Chex mex, Hot Dogs, and hamburgers and, of course, build a giant junk food football stadium. Okay, this may not be standard operating procedure for most gridiron fanatics gather ... More >>