The James Beard Foundation unveiled award finalists earlier this morning. Among the hometown candidates who remain contenders for the award are the following:
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal) for Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV); Piero Selvaggio (Valentino, Valentino Vin Bar) and Carolyn Styne (Lucq ... More >>
As part of the ALOUD series at the L.A. Central Library, two of the L.A. dining scene's most controversial and beloved figures got together on Wednesday evening to finally set the record straight about their respective unorthodox paths through the culinary world during a program titled "Taking the K ... More >>
It was a battle of the coasts in last night's Top Chef Masters finale, pitting New York's Kerry Heffernan against San Francisco's golden boy Chris Cosentino.
But it wasn't just that. It was also a battle of culinary ideologies, considering these two chefs' approach to food couldn't be more differen ... More >>
The Philadelphia Inquirer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that a $4 million grant will help supply the technology for farmers markets to accept food stamps. (The Electronic Benefit Transfer card has largely replaced paper coupons.)
Eater L.A.: Chinese pizzas, most expensive pizzas ... More >>
The James Beard awards are the food equivalent of the Oscars: prestigious golden whatsits, fancy dress event, silly acceptance speeches, requisite grouching about the whole thing being rigged. Oh, yes, and lots of highly talented people getting much-deserved recognition. This year's awards ceremony ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
If you haven't tried the salty, greasy, cheesy culinary triumph of a vampiros taco from the much-blogged about Boyle Heights stand Tacos Guanajuato... Bad news, you're not going to any time soon. Those addictively delicious vampiros (or volcanes, depending on which region of Mexi ... More >>
N. GalutenA marijuana dispensary in a former Kentucky Fried Chicken
UPDATE: Since Proposition 19's defeat on Tuesday, we checked in with Animal chef Jon Shook to get his take. Shook told us, "I personally feel like if we couldn't pass gay marriage, and we were able to pass Prop 19, then we ar ... More >>
Matt SchodorfCafé de Leche in Highland Park designed by FreelandBuck.
It's that time of year again, when Dwell on Design takes over the aesthetically challenged L.A. Convention Center with many food-centric events during the weekend of June 25th through 27th.
First off, finalists for the s ... More >>