A few years ago, none of the Wonder Girls spoke English; today they are all nearly fluent. Formed in 2007, the five woman K-pop group was on the forefront of the cultural crossover phenomenon with a string of hits. All in their early twenties, the Girls -- Sun, Lim, Sohee, Yenny and Yubin -- have o ... More >>
Celebrating this year's Best of L.A. issue -- now out in print and online -- we're counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
2. Philly Cheesesteak at The Bazaar.
Aside from "spatchcock," it's possible there's no better word in the culinary lexicon than "espuma." At least i ... More >>
HBO is hosting its 10th annual Luxury Lounge in honor of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Sept. 21-22 to ply the stars of its hit shows, plus all of the Emmy nominees and presenters who care to show, with gifts (handbags, jewelry, clothes, makeup, baby strollers ... More >>
Last night, Sean "Diddy" Combs arrived at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills to sip drinks with us. Well, us and the billion bloggers who mention the vodka he promotes, Ciroc, so they will get invited to events like these. See what we did there?
The rapper, singer, record producer, actor, vodka ambass ... More >>
What happens when the three indisputable titans of New Basque cuisine come together on the same stage? A performance by a culinary supergroup? A Marx Brothers routine? Perhaps a bit of both.
On Monday night, Spain's rock star chefs Ferran Adrià, Juan Mari Arzak and José Andrés made a pit-stop at ... More >>
So, it's time to plan New Year's Eve if you haven't already. Avoid the amateur's night problem by putting your 2011 celebration in the hands of restaurant pros who will handle the fine food and drink part. And save you clean-up troubles. Merriment, cheer, reflecting on the past year (which may or ma ... More >>
Amy ScattergoodChef José Andrés.[Update: We're told that the event is (unsurprisingly) full, but those who RSVP will be added to the waiting list.]
Spanish chefs José Andrés, Ferran Adriá and Juan Mari Arzak will pop up in Los Angeles for what's being billed as "a discussion on innovati ... More >>
Do you get depressed when summer comes to a close? When week-long vacations are over, school goes back in session and Summer Fridays are suddenly another nine months away? How about some temporary relief in the form of an L.A. "staycation," courtesy of DineLA Restaurant Week. During the weeks of O ... More >>
The Lakers are NBA Champions again (not World Champions, as some teams like to claim), and there's a parade at 11 o'clock this morning to help commemorate that fact. But if you simply turned off the T.V. after game 7 and decided that you were done following basketball this year, you missed a few imp ... More >>
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Mother's Day in Los Angeles always brings the gift of good May weather, and the perennial foolproof option of a Sunday farmers' market visit followed by a home cooked meal. But here are a few other suggestions on how to treat a deserving lady right, since chances are th ... More >>
If you spend any time at The Bazaar, José Andrés' restaurant in the SLS Hotel, you will be impressed with the smoke-and-mirrors, fun-house motif -- Monty Python, maybe, if they'd been born Spanish -- that includes not only the decor but the playful food. Nitrogen clouds. Food in tin cans. And if f ... More >>
Last Friday, Forbes included The Bazaar by José Andrés as one of the Best New Restaurants in the Country. Located inside the SLS Hotel, that restaurant is famous for its over-the-top decor -- courtesy of designer Philippe Starck -- and extraordinary culinary experience. Now The Bazaar has taken i ... More >>
Westwood Village was once the Third Street Promenade of the Westside, bustling with independent restaurants and shops. Now you can find a Starbucks, Coffee Bean or California Pizza Kitchen on every corner. But there's a new kid on the block, and his name ain't Donnie Wahlberg. Glendon Kitchen & Cock ... More >>
Trends in spirits can move fast or slow, depending on which alcoholic beverage you're talking about. When some people think of sherry, for instance, the associations might be dated, even unkind. One friend describes her parents' drink of choice from the late 1970s as "cheap [expletive], which they t ... More >>
Photo credit: Darko ZagarJosé Andrés's salt air margarita.Cheers to whomever thought to take the unlikely blue agave plant and distill it. More cheers to those who named a day after the cactus-based liquor--National Tequila Day--which is today. Good thing it's Friday.
At the tequila Mecca Malo in ... More >>
Curbed L.A.'s Dakota flags an upcoming W magazine profile of the architectural legacy being leftLarry Sultan/W MagazineThe scene at Sam Nazarian's SLS Hotel to Beverly Hills by its wealthy Jewish Iranian residents. Interviewed by W's Kevin West, B.H. builder Hamid Omrani sniffs, "When I came to Beve ... More >>