For the past three years, a small group of California chardonnay and pinot noir producers has gathered for a conference and tasting called In Pursuit of Balance. In past years it's been staged in San Francisco and New York; in 2013, for the first time, they brought their wines and their message to L ... More >>
See also: *Our Latest Theater Reviews *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week Whatever else it might entail, making live theater begins with real estate -- a plot of land and a building to accommodate both a stage and an audience. And as any veteran of the cramped, repurposed storefronts with doubt ... More >>
For the last official U.S. Government-sanctioned grilling weekend you will need an arsenal of beverages with which to address the meat, a palate cleanser that only marries with the good parts but which can stand up to the grease and the gristle. A good beer? Perhaps, but a better foil involves tanni ... More >>
Last we checked in with Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop, he was telling us that like farmers' market produce, soft cheeses in particular are "seasonal" -- and that we were in the middle of the wrong season (it was January). Now that we're in the middle of the right season, we circled back ... More >>
Why does this film exist?
Casa de mi Padre, starring Will Ferrell (speaking Spanish!), opens in theaters nationwide this weekend. Karina Longworth chatted with Ferrell, director Matt Piedmont and screenwriter Andrew Steele for our print story about why this bizarre film exists, and why Ferrell decided to play a Mexican cowbo ... More >>
Delicieuse, known for its goat's milk ice cream, is closing, but that doesn't mean Los Angeles isn't full of fantastic ice cream and gelato shops. In fact, we're chock-a-block with delicious frozen treats. Here are ten of our favorites.
jgarbeeStill Life With (Good) 2011 CookbooksBecause if you still haven't gotten a gift for someone of genuine or obligatory importance on your list (your closest friend; your boss/mother in law), check those Amazon availability lists right now. Or better yet, stop by your local bookstore. W ... More >>
Why not try an Italian wine with Thanksgiving dinner? Consider that most L.A. Thanksgiving dinners break away from the traditional heavier dishes of the East Coast and Midwest. It's highly doubtful that the cousins in Kansas are serving anything akin to Ammo's take home menu, featuring charcuterie p ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshAssorted flavors at Gelato Bar in Los Feliz.Yesterday, we listed the 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Los Angeles. Today, we move onto gelato. Taxonomy is crucial in these matters. 5. Gelato Bar (Los Feliz, Studio City): Owned by Gail Silverton (sister of Mozza pizza queen Nancy), Gela ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA pile of sausages at the 2009 LA BBQ Festival.3rd Annual LA BBQ Festival Admission covers all you can eat from nine of the nation's top pitmasters including LC's (Kansas City), Bourbon Q (Kentucky), Hitching Post (Santa Maria) and Memphis Championship Barbecue (Las Vegas). 24 be ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh[Catch up on the full 30 Scoops in 30 Days trek in our sweet, creamy archive.] Americans remember President Ronald Reagan as any number of things: The Great Communicator, a proponent of trickle-down economics, a hack former actor with a penchant for chimpanzees. Few, however, kn ... More >>
Farid ZadiRib Steak or Côte de Boeuf Suggesting a hunk of grilled meat for Father's Day seems predictable. But the weather is perfect just about this time of year and bonding with dad outdoors over an open fire seems like an almost universal pastime. Besides, grilled steak tastes better tha ... More >>
The line between ice cream and gelato can sometimes be thin. At Grom Gelateria, a much loved Italian, New York and (since January) Los Angeles chain, there's no question. This is gelato, at its finest: soft, velvet smooth and reeking of casual indulgence.
Lisa MattsonChianti, Italy's Castello de Volpaia is one of 130 wineries pouring at Viva Vino LAThere's much more to Italian wine than Pinot Grigio. The number one U.S. import is only one of the 3,000 kinds of grape varieties that grow on the Italian peninsula. Learn about the many others this ... More >>
J. GarbeeCristiano Creminelli Requests You Read Before EatingSome foods simply don't translate well between continents. Italians are often quick to voice their distrust hatred of the oddity called peanut butter (Alice Waters to the cookie rescue), while Americans are not always sure what to d ... More >>
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Librarian's Point of View. This traffic accident occurred in front of Highland Park's Arroyo Seco branch of the public library. (Figueroa and Piedmont.) It involved a trolley car, a motorcycle and two cars. LAPL CollectionClick image to enlarge
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