Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... 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 >>
DENVER -- On Saturday morning, Oct. 13, thousands of brewers, media and festival volunteers watched as Long Beach-based Beachwood BBQ and Brewing accepted two medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Winning gold and bronze for L.A. County, they were in good company with California brewers, ... More >>
Two crates of Pinot Blanc grapes have arrived at Margerum Wine Company on Industrial Way in Buellton. Owner Doug Margerum and winemaker Jason Barrette are excited about the delivery; the lull between the white and red grape harvests has made it quieter than usual. A group of wine enthusiasts has tra ... More >>
Kathy A. McDonaldAbalone and kelp thrive at The Cultured Abalone, Santa BarbaraDining on sea snail may sound less than appetizing. Dining on abalone sounds luscious. But abalone's white, delicately flavored briny flesh is essentially that of a sea snail: a muscled mollusk, which consumes alga ... More >>
If you like to spend your weekends putting beds of lettuces in your back yard, growing herbs on your roof, or raising chickens next to your swimming pool (please do not do this, at least not literally), you might want to head over to the Santa Monica Public Library this Thursday to ... More >>
Breakfast burritos have a special place in the hearts of college students. There are times when you desperately need a heavy, filling breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but the idea of handling silverware and a plate seems like far too Herculean an effort. Enter the breakfast burrito: your m ... More >>
Los Angeles police this week asked for the public's help in the mysterious case of a missing Tarzana waiter whose burned body was found in Santa Barbara last month.
According to the Daily News, 48-year-old Bernardo Alvarez worked for 10 years at the Greystoke Grill on Ventura Boulevard in Ta ... More >>
Timothy Norris[This is a review of their Sunday show at the Wiltern, the second of two sold-out shows in LA last weekend. For a slideshow of their Saturday show at the Music Box, click here.]
Last Sunday at the Wiltern, the xx opened their set from behind a gauzy curtain, their signature le ... More >>