Chicken wings -- whether fried or drenched in sauces savory, sweet, goopy, or blue-cheesy -- are always a crowd favorite. An almost perfect finger food, with bones you can creatively dispose of. (Even vegans love their gluten-free soy-based mini-drumsticks.)
If you're a fan of the hugely popular L. ... More >>
Hidden within Los Angeles' seemingly infinite number of mini-malls and mega-malls is a staggering amount of good eats. The food court in the basement of Koreatown Plaza is a neon wonderland of potent kimchi and oversized bibimbap bowls; the food court at Mercado La Paloma, just south of USC, inspire ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
63: Slippery Shrimp at Yang Chow.
It's a pretty simple directive -- when you go to Yang Chow, you order the slippery shrimp. Everyone does it: Chinatown touris ... More >>
Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York has released the results from a survey of more than 60 fast food, retail, production and grocery companies asking them about their policies on the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry, Forbes reports. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate their level of transp ... More >>
In the hierarchy of restaurant rolodexes there have always been certain places for specific moods -- places to celebrate an anniversary or a first date, places when you're feeling particularly adventurous for, say, for Hunan braised fish or lamb biryani. At the very bottom rung of this ladder, if y ... More >>
Okay guys, let's start by saying that Taiwanese food is definitely not orange chicken or broccoli and beef. The Taiwanese grandmothers -- or "ah-mahs" -- of the San Gabriel Valley would shudder at that thought.
And it's not the same thing as Chinese food -- no matter where you stand on the politic ... More >>
When you cross the beautiful threshold of Lucques, Suzanne Goin's Melrose Avenue restaurant, her first -- of now many, including A.O.C., Tavern and the recently opened The Larder at Maple Drive -- you are at once reminded of how profoundly relevant both that restaurant and, more importantly, the che ... More >>
If given the choice, would you opt for a half-sized portion of chow mein to accompany your orange chicken? Research by Tulane University marketing professor Janet Schwartz and Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely suggests that not only would a significant number of diners prefer smaller ... More >>
In which Jonathan Gold heads to the mall, specifically the food court in the Westfield Culver City -- previously the Fox Hills mall -- and braves the traditional landscape of "Cinnabons and Chili's Toos and Wolfgang Puck Cafes." Is there hazard pay for restaurant critics?
It feels almost illegal, e ... More >>
If you have issues with your Kung Pao chicken ending up on your shirt as often as it does in your stomach -- eating while driving being as problematic as texting while driving -- then this news should make you pretty happy. The folks who brought you Panda Express, the Rosemead-based Chinese fast foo ... More >>
T. NguyenThe only thing that may be truthful in Vita Coco's ad is the part about bikinis being optional. Drink Vita Coco or O.N.E. Coconut Water because of its health benefits? Use either liquid as a cure for a nasty hangover? Shocked to learn that, according to a recent study, neither brand ... More >>
T. NguyenOrange chicken at Panda Express
There are many things wrong with orange chicken. For one, it was shamelessly concocted to suit the American penchant for fried, overly sweet chunks of meat, a far-off distant cousin of a cousin of the original Hunanese dish that supposedly was its ins ... More >>
Kathy A. McDonaldA T. rex is poised to munch out at the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall
Three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons are posed dynamically, hovering over a skeletal carcass -- this is the dramatic centerpiece of the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's new Dinosaur Hall, wh ... More >>
-- A profile of TapatÃo hot sauce maker Jose-Luis Saavedra. [Los Angeles Times]
-- Todd English on a cruise ship. A video. [Feast LA]
-- The Moral Crusade Against Foodies. [Atlantic Food Channel]
-- Checking in with San Francisco blogger Sodium Girl. [food52]
-- Ten States With The Deadlies ... More >>
Cathy Chaplin/GastronomyBlogA dish from Panda Express' Wok Star Challenge.
Why pore over Jonathan Gold's vast back-catalog of the best Chinese dishes in the San Gabriel Valley, forever searching for the best Sichuanese dan dan mian or the perfect niu ruo shao bing, when you could celebrate C ... More >>
Froyo samples at Menchie's
No such thing as a free lunch? That's just what we tell the suckers to keep 'em off our turf. You stick with us, kid, and you'll soon be eating 1,000 calories a day out of tiny white cups. The free sample phenomenon is a beautiful thing, and we have spent countle ... More >>
In a Whopper of a deal, Burger King stays at LAX for now.A world class city deserves world-class food at its international airport, right? After all, LAX saw nearly 7.8 million international passenger arrivals through June of this year. What kind of cuisine to they see, smell and taste? Burge ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
How do you feel about chain restaurants in Los Angeles? Are there any that you find satisfying? Are there lessons to be learned from large corporate feeding troughs?
--Daniela G., Los Angeles
Dear Ms. G.:
Do I go to chain restaurants? Al ... More >>
Lemonade, which opened a third location today on Abbot Kinney in Venice, is not a place for the indecisive. Walking into the airy, two-room restaurant is like walking into a farmers market talent show. Roasted Brussels sprouts tossed with Parmesan, cauliflower roasted with saffron and sprinkled with ... More >>
Twenty-three years ago, a cinematic meteorite slammed into the American landscape. The 1986 DIY film was Heavy Metal Parking Lot and it portrayed nothing more than its namesake; the unruly Schlitz-drinking, ape-drape-adorned metal heads meandering in a Landover, Maryland parking lot b ... More >>