If we were to conduct a poll of the most appetizing vegetables, it's unlikely that cauliflower would show up anywhere near the top 10. The oddly shaped lumpy white vegetable looks a bit like broccoli's albino stepchild (excluding certain handsome heirloom varieties), and is often treated about as ... More >>
In this age of food we're bombarded by facts and opinions on how, what and where to eat. We Angelenos especially like our fine restaurants and casual eateries. But where to go? There are more than 20,000 restaurants in greater L.A., according to the Weekly's Voiceplaces.com. There seem to be ... More >>
Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012: A Guide to the Healthiest Tastiest and Most Sustainable Restaurants for Vegetarians and Carnivores, released last week by New York City-based "health coach" Jared Koch, is more than another list of restaurant recommendations. First, the book's 52-page "Design Your Ow ... More >>
In the mid-20th century, Echo Park was nicknamed "Red Hill," a nod to the many political radicals living in the neighborhood. Now, the name exists only in memory -- and on the bright tangerine wall of an Echo Park restaurant that will open at 6 p.m. tonight.
As we reported Tuesday, Red Hill repr ... More >>
It's hard to have a stealth opening with wraparound windows, but look closely and you should see Echo Park's Red Hill opening in the next few days, possibly as soon as tomorrow.
When we first reported on Red Hill back in April, it was one of two restaurants Jason Michaud (owner of Local) was planni ... More >>
D. SolomonLocal Express and Flander's Frites at the Grand Central Market courtyard.When we spoke to Local's Jason Michaud in October, he was reluctantly shuttering the windows at Chimú, Grand Central Market's Peruvian eatery. (Michaud was a co-owner along with chef Mario Alberto.)
Now, Mich ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshDiners at chimu.Downtowners who had flocked to Peruvian eatery Chimú to sit on the sun-splattered patio and dine on pollo a la brasa were saddened to learn of Chimú's closing last weekend. Beginning Monday, the space next to the Grand Central Market will once again serve lunch, ... More >>
D. SolomonLast weekend's Chimú blackboard, drawn by Nicholas Knudson.
A chalkboard drawing of a wild-eyed creature pedaling away on a bicycle greeted Chimú visitors on Sunday, along with the word "FAREWELL."
Chimú has closed its doors, or rather, its take-out windows, which served up s ... More >>
Graphic by Samrod Shenassa.The latest installment in our sporadic series about life behind the kitchen door features Jason Michaud, the 39-year-old owner of Local. At his two-and-a-half-year-old Silver Lake cafe, he is committed not just to local produce and sustainable environmental practice ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshChimu, slated to open next to the Grand Central Market in downtown LA.Jason Michaud doesn't do things by half-measures. Deep into the arduous and expensive process of securing a liquor license for Local, his two-and-a-half-year-old Silver Lake cafe, he's opening two new restauran ... More >>