For all of you who drive by the Petersen Automotive Museum, not to check out the cars but to reminisce about all the gluttony that has gone on there in previous years, it's time to mark your calendars. Once again, the car palace will be the site of LA Weekly's annual food and wine event, formerly kn ... More >>
When the LudoBites cookbook landed with a thud on our desk, our reaction was the same as when the Ludo Truck is parked less than a block away. Other Cookbooks Of The Week can wait -- there is duck fat fried chicken to eat.
Ludo Lefebvre's wife and business partner extraordinaire, Krissy, and food ... More >>
Over the weekend, Laurent Quenioux and Starry Kitchen's Thi Tran hosted their first marijuana-infused dinner; it was such a hit that the team already has plans for a second round. The next "(Weed Chinese) Herb Dinner" will take place in a "secret Downtown L.A. location" on -- when else? -- April 20t ... More >>
Photo by Anne FishbeinIs there a pediatric burn specialist in the house? Soot Bull Jeep.
Sometimes eating out with kids is all about the path of least resistance, which if you peruse OpenTable Diners' Choice list of the country's 100 most kid-friendly restaurants, seems to be the prevailing p ... More >>
Photo by Colin Young-Wolff.If you're one of the many who scorned OpenTable (or maybe just your slow connection?) last week for not letting you snag one of the coveted spots at LudoBites 007, take heart. There's a smidge of a consolation prize we can all enjoy in the form of Ludo Bites America ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"But the idea that a tip is optional, or variable, is a useful fiction, even when the soup goes tumbling into your lap." 10 Handy Rules For Tipping.
"Before every neighborhood boasted its own gela ... More >>
Every time LudoBites has announced a new Los Angeles residency, we've jumped, panting and salivating, like the proverbial Pavlovian dog. And every time, we've experienced the horror and heartbreak of the OpenTable reservation system.
It's slow. It's prone to crashes. It's ... More >>
Ludo Lefebvre is back in town, after a few months traveling with and filming for the Sundance Channel -- LudoBites America airs July 19th -- and thus anther incarnation of LudoBites has now been finalized. This is LudoBites 7.0 if you and Sam Sifton are counting, and no, you won't have to br ... More >>
Monday, December 13th, may be Test Kitchen's final dinner service, but Bill Chait and Brian Saltsburg's restaurant experiment is going out with a big-time culinary (and charitable) bang. For $150/person, Test Kitchen and non-profits Share Our Strength and Gettlove, are bringin ... More >>
B. HansenJet Tila in ThailandL.A.'s popular Thai/pan Asian chef Jet Tila is coming back to town to conduct a workshop on "Flavors of Southeast Asia" Oct. 17 at Breadbar West Third.
Tila will show how to make crispy shrimp cakes with plum sauce and cucumber salad, pineapple red curry, Thai ... More >>
For everyone who has been pining for LudoBites, chef Ludovic Lefebvre's moveable feast of a restaurant, since the last edition at Gram & Papa's ended, you can start your emailing and tweeting again now. The next edition of LudoBites -- this is now 6.0, if you and Sam Sifton are cou ... More >>
Photo via Kitchenrat.com.There are guests, there are guest chefs and there are guest star chefs. On July 26th, Mélisse will feature chef April Bloomfield of New York City's The Spotted Pig, who would come under the latter category, in an event the restaurant is calling "Michelin Mashup: Cook ... More >>