In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Two years ago a heat spike like these might have resulted in some sunburned fruit; this year, however, the crop has escaped this fate." Serious Drinking: The 2012 California Wine Harvest.
"To use Anthony Bourdain's words on ... More >>
The Michelin Guide released their New York rankings yesterday, with the usual fanfare and oohhing and aahhing about who got stars, how many they got, and what that means for the cultural validity of the city's dining scene.
For Los Angeles, this time of year might sting a little, bringing up the f ... More >>
In today's feature food story, local journalist Laurie Winer considers whether we've come to the end of the era of white tablecloth dining here in Los Angeles. Because although this may not be a permanent condition, things have decidedly changed since the pre-Recession days: when the Michelin Guide ... More >>
If there aren't presently a whole lot of great places to eat in and around Menlo Park, California, there will be soon. Or at least you'll be able to map them really well. Today Google announced that it is buying Zagat for an undisclosed amount.
Founded by Tim and Nina Zagat 32 years ago, Z ... More >>
-- An interview with pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. [Food GPS]
-- Favorite dishes of 2011 countdown. No. 64: Macaroon at Disneyland. [OC Weekly]
-- Why the Michelin Guide is now passé. [Financial Times]
-- LA's Top Ramen: 6 Bowls Of Soup You Must Eat. [Huffington Post]
-- The Mayo Cam. Or, what ... More >>
Unlike the Michelin Guide, Zagat's reviews are generated not from secret inspectors driving around in shabby Citroëns and furtively eating alone in pricey restaurants (a stereotype certainly, but one we're attached to), but by the rest of us. Zagat compiles the comments and ratings from ever ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshZagat: still doing it backwards.Long before Yelp and other online restaurant sites were all still twinkles in computer programmers' eyes, Zagat was using the power of the hive-mind to create definitive restaurant guides that were local, social and portable. That's all over.
When ... More >>
As the former director of the Michelin Guide infamously noted, people in L.A. care more about movie stars than Michelin stars. Sure we do. (That's presumably why Michelin no longer publishes a guide to Los Angeles. And perhaps one of the reasons why Jean-Luc Naret i ... More >>