The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival concluded Sunday, a slickly produced, three-day debauch mostly held in and around the capacious digs of L.A. Live and its Marriott property -- though neither conference room nor rooftop exhibition tent could adequately contain the assemblage of whit ... More >>
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Henry Rollins doesn't keep his political opinions quiet; in a column last fall about the Occupy protesters he recounted how senator Rand Paul "made a fool of himself trying to compare them ... More >>
Looking for dates in all the wrong places? How about discovering that the right place combines your love of political discourse, eclectic music, and a quirky look at the culinary world. Radio station KCRW is putting forth its inner yenta with Dinner Date.
For awhile now a group of us at KCRW has ... More >>
LA Weekly Flickr pool/WishingOnAsTar!raviloli at Joe'sIn a way, fresh produce and the school cafeteria meatloaf have something in common: a sense of mystery. At least, if you get your produce from a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Farmers send subscribers samples of whatever's ... More >>
If chili has a liquid cousin, it is the Bloody Mary. Not for those obvious spice and tomato-based similarities, but because they share that passive-aggressive knack that blood-relations have so perfected for turning perfectly sunny conversations into thunderous affairs. It usually starts innocently ... More >>
Jane Austen, spinach and tomato pizza, Walter Manzke.12 Chefs, 12 Months, 12 Charities: Walter Manzke
To celebrate 20 years in business, Joe Miller launches a year-long dinner series, inviting guest chefs to prepare a monthly prix-fixe feast with the proceeds benefiting St. Vincent Meals on W ... More >>
You've got to hand it to St. Vincent Meals On Wheels. They know how to leverage a food trend to benefit charity. First, they hopped on the food truck bandwagon with Cart For A Cause, a weekly food truck featuring a rotating roster of top local chefs. Now, they're hosting Culinary Cause, a series o ... More >>
Imagine gathering twenty of LA's top chefs -- in one cramped restaurant kitchen -- to cook up a 50-person thank you dinner for a beloved longtime customer. No egos allowed. On the chefs' night off. Free of charge. Oh, and each chef must agree on the menu.
Not going to happen? It did. The secret, ... More >>
Because your mother-in-law is critical of your cooking. Because your mother-in-law always burns the roast. Because you've been finding Pepperidge Farm bread crumbs scattered about your kitchen since Thanksgiving. Because this year you just don't have time. For whatever reason you're not cooking or ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinYassmin Sarmadi at Church & StateYassmin Sarmadi has bought out her business partner Steven Arroyo at the downtown bistro Church and State. The deal was official at the end of last week. Arroyo's Los Feliz Cobras & Matadors recently closed; the last Cobras is the f ... More >>