• Hotel Figueroa Celebrates 92 Years
    August 16 at 3:10 p.m. by Michele Stueven

    The Hotel Figueroa downtown turns 92 years old this month and marked the occasion with a multilevel bash this week at the newly renovated landmark. Built in 1925 by the YWCA as a hotel for women, it officially opened in 1926 and was conceived by…

  • L.A.'s Thai Restaurants Cook Up Benefit for Thailand's Hill Tribe Kids
    August 6 at 11:50 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    The fifth annual Stu and the Kids fundraiser, a Thai-inspired food and wine festival hosted by chef Stuart Skversky and Redbird’s Neal and Amy Fraser, returned to Vibiana downtown on Sunday, Aug. 5, with proceeds benefiting the Hill Tribe kids in…

  • Hatchet Hall's Fuss and Feathers Dinner Series Invokes U.S. History
    July 23 at 6:55 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    Hatchet Hall in Culver City is celebrating its third anniversary with an enchanting “Fuss and Feathers” dinner series, which takes place every Thursday evening through Aug. 30. Chef Brian Dunsmoor is offering an extensive 13-course tasting menu…


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  • Sweet! Just Desserts at #Dessertgoals 2018
    July 9 at 5:15 p.m. by Star Foreman

    L.A. Dessert Fest in downtown Los Angeles had some of the sweetest people — and food, too. With wares from more than 20 local confectioners available for sampling and buying, the Dessert Fest, #dessertgoals, at the Cooper Building was a Willy…

  • A Taste of Temecula in Venice
    June 22 at 11:58 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    It was during the summer of love 50 years ago that two free spirits, Vince and Audrey Cilurzo, left Hollywood for the country and planted some grape vineyards about an hour outside of Los Angeles in what is now known as the Temecula…

  • Taste of the Nation Fights Childhood Hunger in Culver City
    June 4 at 1:54 p.m. by Michele Stueven

    The annual Taste of the Nation event, presented by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, brought together some of L.A.’s top chefs and mixologists at the Culver City Media Center on Sunday, June 3, for a sunny and breezy afternoon filled…

  • Flavor of L.A. Spotlights San Fernando Valley
    May 21 at 11:58 a.m. by Michele Stueven

    The Flavor of L.A. food festival returned for its second year to the CBS Studio Center backlot on Sunday, May 20, offering an afternoon of food, drink and classic cars from the Television Motion Picture Car Club in Studio City. About 50…

  • The Food of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Is Better Than Festival Food
    May 10 at 6:48 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire's unofficial tagline could be "Come for the jousts, stay for the artichokes." In a world of events being taken over by food trucks or grills with tents, the Faire is a bastion of real food. Read all about…

  • Behind the Scenes at Black Rabbit Rose and Crying Tiger in Hollywood
    November 14 at 6:56 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Where else in the world but Hollywood would someone dip in for a plate of sweet nam tok "waterfall beef" bao bursting with fish sauce, enjoy a burlesque magic cabaret show, sip on the booziest possible rendition of a Thai iced tea, and get a tarot…

  • A Visual Tour of Journeymen Restaurant in Atwater Village
    October 24 at 6:55 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Journeymen, the Atwater Village restaurant in the space once occupied by the adored Canelé, is a neighborhood spot that's striving for more — and it's an exciting thing to see. Helmed by chef David Wilcox and general manager Guy Tabibian, who…

  • The Beautiful People of Brunch at the Races
    October 16 at 10:52 a.m. by Danny Liao

    Crowd of dapper dudes in suits and ladies in fancy hats descended on the historic Santa Anita Park for L.A. Weekly's latest edition of Brunch at the Races. In addition to watching the horses speed around the track, attendees feasted on food from…

  • A Visual Tour of Tintorera, Maycoll Calderón's Modern Mexican Restaurant in Silver Lake
    October 10 at 6:49 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    On first glance, it's impossible not to be romanced by Tintorera. The first U.S. venture for chef Maycoll Calderón of Mexico City's Huset — and the latest in a string of modern Mexican openings (Tallula's, Verlaine, Maestro) — is truly…

  • So Much Delicious <i>Adobo</i> at This Filipino Food Fest in Eagle Rock
    October 9 at 4:54 p.m. by Danny Liao

    Eat Play Move, L.A.’s first Filipino-meets-Angeleno food festival, made Eagle Rock even tastier this past weekend. Here's what you missed — and what you can look forward to eating at next year's fest. Photos by Danny Liao.

  • Behind the Scenes at the Dumpling &amp; Beer Fest in San Gabriel
    October 7 at 3:14 p.m. by Scott Feinblatt

    If dumplings are your thing (and if they're not they should be), you ought to have been in San Gabriel for the third annual Dumpling & Beer Fest on Oct. 5. The event featured a dumpling-eating contest, the crowning of the best dumpling and, of…

  • Here's What You Missed at the Fabulous Drag Brunch at Viva Hollywood
    September 26 at 2:35 p.m. by Tyler Hagen

    The world-famous Drag Brunch by Voss Events made its West Coast debut Sept. 24 at Viva Hollywood and served up great performances and bottomless cocktails. Hosted by Vicky Vox with DJ Rhea Litre, the event got wild once stars of RuPaul's Drag Race…

  • Behind the Scenes at Vespertine, Jordan Kahn's Otherworldly Culver City Restaurant
    September 12 at 6:08 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    There may never have been an American restaurant with such metaphysical aspirations as Vespertine. Chef Jordan Kahn said ahead of opening that the food would be inspired by architecture, astronomy and the music of John Cage — and the ensuing…

  • Behind the Scenes at MTN, Travis Lett's Abbot Kinney Izakaya
    September 5 at 6:16 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    MTN, on its surface, also could fit comfortably into that oh-so-Venice genre. Pronounced "mountain," it's the fourth restaurant from Travis Lett, the chef who brought us Gjelina, Gjelina To Go and Gjusta. Lett has had a hand in creating Venice's…

  • A Carnival of Food at the L.A. County Fair
    September 4 at 9:46 a.m. by Danny Liao

    Crowds turned out to eat and play on a hot Sunday at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, which opened Friday, Sept. 1,  and continues through Sept. 24. Photos by Danny Liao

  • An Eating Tour of Sunset and Alvarado in Echo Park
    August 30 at 8:30 a.m. by Danny Liao

    With the opening of Cosa Buona, the area around Echo Park's Sunset and Alvarado intersection is truly a culinary destination. There's the aforementioned upscale pizza joint, along with a couple o cute little cafes and a giant…

  • Behind the Scenes at Botanica in Silver Lake, Where the Aspirational Fantasy Is Real
    August 29 at 6:18 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Botanica, the new restaurant in Silver Lake, is owned and operated by two women who were — and still aspire to be — food journalists. Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer worked in New York for years, writing about food for Tasting Table, Daily Candy…



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