Maybe it's because so many things in this town seem impermanent that our fondness for those that do not increases, exponentially, with each year they remain. Michael McCarty's Santa Monica restaurant Michael's, which he opened in 1979 -- yeah, yeah, that's ancient for us -- is one of those places th ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"You were expecting maybe Jeff Koons and a chocolate fountain? No." Michael McCarty Updates Michael's Restaurant: Bar Food Drinking With Dennis Hopper.
"Thanks to C&H, sugar cane will always be associated with a Hawaiian hi ... More >>
Andre Guerrero can't imagine living anywhere other than Los Angeles. Save for his earliest years in the Philippines and a couple spent in San Francisco when his family initially moved to the United States, Guerrero has essentially been a lifelong L.A. resident.
Over the course of a 30-plus-year ca ... More >>
L.A. Vegan Beer Festival
Sample beers from more than a dozen breweries, including Anchor, Epic, Fireman's Brew, Golden Road Brewing, Green Flash, Hangar 24, Karl Strauss and Smog City at this vegan-friendly event hosted by Tony's Darts Away, blogger Quarry Girl and The Roxy. Vendors and trucks inclu ... 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 >>
As you probably know, Ruth Reichl was recently in town for a launch party at Mozza for Gilt Taste, the shopping-as-literature site of which she's the editorial advisor. We caught up with her over coffee at José Andrés' Tres: frilly patisserie, coffee urns, decor like Monty Python meets Versailles ... More >>
Michael'sEnjoy that Frank Stella by daylight.
We can't imagine that restaurateur Michael McCarty, owner of his eponymous and Santa Monica restaurant since 1979, hasn't thought a lot about a Wednesday farmers market tie-in event. So even if it's been years in the making, McCarty is finally l ... More >>
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Tuesday morning, September 21st, Napa Valley Grille in Westwood Village promoted upcoming DineLA, a two-week event featuring over 300 restaurants, beginning October 3. The launch party and cook-off starred local politicians and chefs, including Mayor Antonio Villara ... More >>
In the spirit of last week's Best Of LA issue, we present the Best Restaurant Bathroom in Los Angeles. Sure there are other cool bathrooms in local eateries (The Bazaar, Gjelina, Sona, Din Tai Fung), but where else can you wash up while gazing at a David Hockney but at Michael's restaurant, just nor ... More >>