Robert Burns Day Celebrate the Ploughman Poet's 253rd birthday (and the Tam O'Shanter's 90th) with bagpipes players, the traditional Slaying of the Haggis and a reading of Robert Burns' famous Address To a Haggis. (We can't help but love a man who wrote an ode to haggis.) The Tam O'Shanter welcome ... More >>
Flickr/Bakerella These days, every time we walk into a supermarket, pharmacy or even drive past certain intersections of town, we're faced with an explosion of red and pink, well, everything: "Be My Valentine" cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, fake long-stem roses, and endless tins of ... More >>
A. Scattergoodthe bar at Test Kitchen As the culinary experiment of Test Kitchen winds down, the chef musical chairs act continues. Tonight and tomorrow night, November 30th and December 1st, Walter Manzke (Church & State, Bastide, ____ ) will be cooking Spanish tapas with Perfecto Rocher (t ... More >>
At the intersection of Bratwurst and Dunkelweizen
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold: I'm hoping you can recommend a place to hold a surprise party. I'm finding this a bit hard to accomplish - I live in Ohio and I don't know L.A. that well. I'm considering Bottega Louie and Church & State. There will be about 20 of us and ... More >>
Folks, we have a resident cyber pastry-guru in our midst. H.C. guessed correctly again. This week's Name That Pastry Chef is Jashmine Corpuz of Drago Centro. Not to worry, you all get the grand prize - Corpuz's amaretti cookie recipe. "I've always been passionate about pastry... when I was a kid I ... More >>
A Perino's for 2010 and beyond, plus the most glamorous view in L.A.