If you're planning on spending the afternoon of June 23 watching a baseball game (the Dodgers will be in San Diego anyway) or catching a matinee of World War Z, you maybe haven't been paying attention. You have tacos to eat. TiVo the game, watch the movie later, after you've spent the better part of ... More >>
The downtown bistro Church & State has a new chef. Former Patina executive chef Tony Esnault took over the kitchen recently, succeeding Jeremy Berlin. The move came when Berlin, who had worked with Gordon Ramsay previously and had come to Los Angeles from England to open Ramsay's The London West Hol ... More >>
For fans of chef Paul Shoemaker's food, the hike up the PCH to get to his Malibu restaurant Savory was always a secret blessing, since not only did you get to eat a fantastic meal, but you could also drink too much of Emilio Estevez' lovely wine and then go sit on the beach at Point Dume afterwards. ... More >>
Cooking is often about remembering -- actively, looking forward and without regret. You might be inspired by a family member, an incredible vacation, a certain farmer's produce or a neighborhood restaurant dish that you loved.
A dish, perhaps, in New Classic Family Dinners by Mark Peel. This isn't ... More >>
When the first Test Kitchen dinner launched in fall 2010, located in the lower level space that would later become Sotto, few diners -- if any -- realized the magnitude of what was happening. But by the program's end -- after chefs like Jordan Kahn, Javier Plascencia, Walter Manzke and a dozen other ... More >>
Photos by Anne FishbeinMeals from Lucques (left), Church & State (middle) and Palate (right).This weekend, Tender Greens in Hollywood will kick off its first Sunday beer garden, a monthly event with all-you-can-eat roasted meat and all-you-can-drink craft beer for a flat fee of $35. (We had a ... More >>
Anne FishbeinGary Menes and crew at Marche
Chefs play musical kitchen stools with professional speed, but the shift at Palihouse was a more complete game than most. Just weeks after Brendan Collins and pretty much his whole staff decamped from Palihouse to Waterloo & City, Gary Menes took his ... More >>
N. GalutenThe Lazy Ox Cart For A Cause in Santa Monica
The Cart For A Cause truck rolled into Santa Monica today, featuring the food of Lazy Ox Canteen chef Josef Centeno. It proclaims itself as "the nation's first philanthropic meal truck," helping to feed home-bound senior citizens by provi ... More >>
Imagine gathering twenty of LA's top chefs -- in one cramped restaurant kitchen -- to cook up a 50-person thank you dinner for a beloved longtime customer. No egos allowed. On the chefs' night off. Free of charge. Oh, and each chef must agree on the menu.
Not going to happen? It did. The secret, ... More >>
When Bastide reopened, after a year-long hiatus, a month ago, it was with a recalibrated feel (it's also a bookstore, of all things) and a new chef. Joseph Mahon joined the impressive list of chefs who have helmed Joe Pytka's Melrose Place restaurant, a catalog that reads like a Michelin inspector's ... More >>
Need a visual aid for your print edition? For this week's issue, Jonathan Gold explores the best dishes of the year from across our sprawling city. Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "The Best Dishes of 2009."
Anne FishbeinMozza2Go's p ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
As I was having coffee at EuroPane the other day, I could have sworn that I overheard somebody who sounds like you tell a young couple that Church & State was a place they must go as often as possible. My wife's birthday is coming ... More >>
From 6:30 p.m. until the lights rose at 2:00 a.m. this past Monday (well, Tuesday), Squid Ink put in a full work day at The James Beard Foundation's L.A. Chef Invitational at The Foundry.
As enjoyable as the evening was, good food and classic cocktails are difficult to mix. Eric Greenspan noted th ... More >>