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4 Great L.A. Fair Foods, Without The Fair

Fair season, like the other holidays, has its own cuisine. Sugar, salt, batter and frying oil are its staple components. A river of sauce is also a hallmark of any county or state fair dish. There's still more than two months before the Los Angeles County Fair  but for those craving......
Patina founder Joachim Splichal

Patina's Charles Olalia: A Young Chef Heads Up an Even Younger Kitchen

A year after being promoted to lead Patina s fine dining kitchen, chef Charles Olalia was asked to confront one of his professional fears. Joachim Splichal, who owns the venerable Walt Disney Concert Hall restaurant, wanted him to spend less time in the kitchen saucing Durham Ranch rabbits and grilling Mediterranean sardines......

5 Great Places in L.A. for Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a show used to be the norm of Los Angeles nightlife - epitomized by the old Ambassador Hotel's Coconut Grove - and there remains a smattering of establishments that combine the city's passions for food and live entertainment. Some these current venues have great live music, but unimpressive......
Lamb chops at Midtown Bar  Credit: Nora Schafer

Now Open: Midtown Bar & Kitchen in Larchmont

The partners behind Hotel Café want to do for small plates what they did for the city's indie music scene. Over the last 14 years, Hotel Café has played host to The Lumineers, Bruno Mars and Adele, among others, making it one of the best intimate music venues in the......
the garden atop Angel City Brewery; Credit: Ray Narkevicius

Angel City Brewery Raising Rooftop Hops for Special Brew

Angel City Brewery is taking the farm-to-table concept to new heights with a rooftop hops garden whose harvest has yielded a unique brew only available in downtown L.A. The craft brewery's urban garden is a work in progress, but Dieter Foerstner, Angel City's brewmaster, expects that by next fall patrons......