The results are in for Food & Wine magazine's "The People's Best New Chefs" awards, and Ricardo Zarate has won for the Pacific region. Congratulations, chef. Hope you're back from Peru for the party.
Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa in Boston is the overall winner. Zarate and the other finalists ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshNatalie Portman Kyochon chicken bones
Subsequent to the Golden Globes and SAG awards, with Oscar season in full swing, we've seen both good and bad films this year. With few exceptions though, movie theater food remains as uniformly vile as ever: Styrofoam packing chips douse ... More >>
Baking Whoopie/We Heart This
While Michelle Obama pushes to bring more healthful food to the masses, and Jamie Oliver fights to get more vegetables into Los Angeles schools, across the country, it's a different kind of food fight: Mainers are trying to make their beloved, sweet whoopie pie th ... More >>
N. GalutenA-Frame's clam chowder
If you've spent any time at all on the East Coast, you will have had the obligatory bowl of clam chowder. Lots of them, really. And whether you're in the New England camp or the Manhattan camp, you will have had many bowls of truly awful clam chowder. As some ... More >>
Lobsterfest A lobster meal
Set to go off tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at Ports O' Call Village in San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is sure to be a polarizing affair. Committed locavores will lock up their bibs at the notion of celebrating New England's quintessential crus ... More >>
Willy BlackmoreWhat's there to eat?
Spring means many things in Southern California--the end of citrus season, the beginning of masses of bright green reappearing in local farmers' markets--but it is not associated with the food-gathering traditions long upheld elsewhere in the country. The ... More >>
Sports are in full swing right now with the NBA Playoffs, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the beginning of Major League Baseball season. In honor of all this adrenaline-filled activity, we decided to help out those poor Westsiders who are afraid of driving east by giving them our top 5 sports bars west ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections on Wednesday. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is ... More >>
Lobsters come with their own iconography. Think Woody Allen chasing one around a kitchen in Annie Hall. Or, more recently, a squeamish Amy Adams in Julie & Julia. Sure, you boil them alive, but that's the way it's done, and they don't have any feelings anyway. Didn't Cobain write a song about that? ... More >>