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House; Credit: L. McCave

House Now Open on Beverly Boulevard

Bruce Marder, several partners from his other restaurants (Capo, Broadway Deli, Cora's and Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge) and his son Max have joined forces to open the Cal-Ital café/restaurant House on the former Pastis premises on Beverly. Head chef is Ricky Moreno, of Capo and Cora's. Twenty-five years in the......
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Q & A With Suzanne Tracht: The Jar Chef on Plans for Suzpree and LAX

Jar may stand for 'Just another restaurant', but in the eight years since it opened, Suzanne Tracht's modern chophouse has garnered much acclaim for its laidback setting and ludicrously good steaks and sides, not to mention its near-legendary pot roast (for the recipe, check back tomorrow). Yet, despite being at......
Doughboys; Credit: L. McCave

Doughboys on West 3rd Street Shooting for January Opening

After spotting this announcement on the door of Doughboys last week, we tracked down Terry Ickowicz, who co-manages the restaurant with Charlie Jacob, owner of the parent company. Ickowicz confirmed that the beloved spot at 8136 West 3rd Street, which closed in 2007 allegedly due to numerous code violations (although......
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Christmas Tastes Better With KFC (Just Ask the Japanese)

Maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that, in a land where Cheap Trick still sell out stadiums and Anvil are considered cool, KFC is seen as the ultimate Christmas treat. Apparently, when "Kentucky," as it's known in Japan, was first launched there, it was slow to catch on, until......
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Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong Live Coming to LA

The foul-mouthed chef is bringing his hit UK TV show to Los Angeles, with a live one-hour special airing on Tuesday, December 15, at 9 p.m., during which he'll demonstrate how to prepare a 1970s-inspired three-course meal. If you've missed today's deadline to enter to appear on the show via......
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Nine Recipes for Turkey Leftovers (And Not a Fricassée In Sight)

Fresh out of ideas for what to do with those Saran-wrapped leftovers? (We're projecting to Friday here.) Thank the CIA (no, not that CIA but the Culinary Institute of America) for coming to the rescue with a genius competition. It invited budding chefs to submit videos of themselves whipping up......
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