Susan Hornik

Cracking cocos at the Latin Food Fest; Credit: Courtesy Latin Food Fest

Latin Food Fest Promises Diverse Foods, Spirits and Culinary Talents

Spain’s paella, Argentine parrillada with chimichurri, Peruvian ceviches and tiraditos, Cubano sandwiches, Salvadorian pupusas and the seven great regional cuisines of Mexico — these are just some of the diverse dishes and dynamic culinary styles available at the sixth annual ¡Latin Food Fest! this weekend at Santa Monica Pier Beach....
Dog Haus' March dog; Credit: Courtesy Dog Haus

Eating Out for a Good Cause: Restaurants That Give Back

Your hard-earned dollars could be spent at any of Los Angeles' myriad restaurants, but why not pick a venue that gives back to the community? L.A. Weekly talked with food businesses that engage in charitable giving about why they have opened their hearts to cause-related initiatives such as animal rescue, domestic violence and feeding the homeless....
Gérard Bertrand's winery has helped revitalize Languedoc's reputation in wine circles.; Credit: Eugene Lee

For the Evangelist of Biodynamic Wine, It's a Spiritual Journey

French winemaker Gérard Bertrand is at the forefront of the sustainability movement in Europe, with 1,300 acres of biodynamically farmed vineyards on 13 estates. In Los Angeles to teach a master class, Bertrand shared with L.A. Weekly his views on biodynamic winemaking, which he has been immersed in since 2002....
A rendering of the hotel's revamped Boxwood dining room

The British (Flavors) Are Coming to The London West Hollywood

After an $11 million makeover, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills hopes to bring new excitement to its venue with the debut of a new bar and the revamped Boxwood restaurant. The luxury hotel, now in its 10th year, will start offering an al fresco dining experience next month on its renovated rooftop pool deck....
Will Brahm

Mostly Kosher Is Klezmer Music to Heal the Soul

“Some say the interest in world music is a backlash from some of the xenophobia we see in society,” said Janice Mautner Markham, Mostly Kosher's violinist. “We see our Jewish cultural music really fitting under the larger tent of world music, as Jews have lived all over the globe....
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