How popular are arepas, the little fried corn cakes sold on street corners in Venezuela? Back in 2010, President Hugo Chavez introduced "socialist areperas" to ensure that the country's most famous export didn't fall into capitalist clutches. He even extended an invite to President Obama to come and ... More >>
Get more from our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A.
Before Stella Rossa opened its doors, chef Jeff Mahin was testing his dough recipes -- and holding out hope he'd be able to use fresh mozzarella on the restaurant's pizzas -- not in the restaurant's high-powered pizza ove ... More >>
What's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free), it's where most of ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaHeirloom varieties on display at the Good Food Festival kick off celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
We're currently smack dab in the middle of what has been a pretty enjoyable tomato season. Last year, it seemed like everyone was experien ... More >>
If you walk into the front doors of Ford's Filling Station and look the length of the restaurant, the first thing that you'll see, particularly if the sun has gone down outside, is the enormous wood-burning oven that seems to fill the entire kitchen. It's a stunning piece, and it makes the kitchen ... More >>
La Española MeatsHow to feed a crowdEvery Saturday, the Spanish import shop La Española Meats serves paella for lunch on their outdoor patio. A lot of it. Juana Faraone, whose son-in-law Alex Motamedi manages the shop and the charcuterie factory attached to it, makes enough paella to feed ... 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 >>