We use certain events to mark the passage of time. Birthdays. Graduations. Job promotions. Then there are restaurant openings. For some, they're just as meaningful as the time we blew out 16 candles, or tossed a tasseled cap into the air. Especially in our city, where food trends have changed as fas ... More >>
Anne FishbeinPiccaOn New Year's Eve, restaurants celebrate with live bands, festive décor, theme dinners, exceptional ingredients, multi-course meals, tasting menus and endless glasses of bubbly. How to choose the best spot? We've selected 11 restaurants that opened in 2011 to represent a ... More >>
Michael HernandezThe Olive Garden Meets Zankou Chicken Meets KB Homes
What better place to find inspiration for residential architecture than restaurants? That's just what these proud homeowners did to their L.A. area abodes.
Above, the Olive Garden meets Zankou Chicken in this homage to pan ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold apples
To get to Ray's, the new restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you thread your way through Chris Burden's streetlamp installation, past the outdoor Stark Bar and into a glowing minimalist rectangle that abuts the soaring Ahmanson gallery like a glass s ... More >>
It's rare when a restaurant debuts on time in this town; it's even more remarkable when one opens ahead of schedule. But the stars -- or perhaps the "Urban Lights" -- aligned for Ray's and Stark Bar, the new Patina-owned, Kris Morningstar-helmed machine, which opened at LACMA on Sa ... More >>
Lauren NobleKris Morningstar in front of LACMA's "Urban Light"
Just months after the official unveiling of LACMA's new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion comes word of its new culinary work of art, Ray's & Stark Bar, slated to debut on March 4.
The Patina Group, which oversees t ... More >>
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced this morning (well, if you don't count the New York Times and L.A. Times, both of which got the story last week for publication today) a $45 million donation from Stewart and Lynda Resnick. The gift will fund the building of a large new Renzo Piano exh ... More >>
County Museum board members busted in illegal art sting
The L.A. County Museum of Art got some unexpected visitors this morning, when federal agents arrived en masse with search warrants. The raid, the result of a five-year investigation into illegal dealing of Asian artifacts, according to federa ... More >>