| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Not everyone loves shabu shabu, but I do. You have to enjoy the simplicity of water-simmered food, to like cooking it yourself, and to not mind making a bit of a mess.
There's a sleek, new shabu shabu joint in what I'm boldly labeling the loft...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
This article was updated.
It's always sad to see landmark restaurants close. Take the venerable Bucket in Eagle Rock. There for more than 50 years, then suddenly and unceremoniously gone. Larkin's in Eagle Rock wasn't there for decades, but the soul...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The city of Glendale is a step closer to requiring businesses, hotels, car dealerships, shopping malls and multi-unit housing complexes to buy a $198 license, and pay a $50 annual fee to renew it, to have outdoor smoking areas.
Earlier this year, the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Everyone has their favorite Thai takeout place. Where I live, I typically do Min's Kitchen or Woodlands Cafe. But if I lived near Kozy Korner, I'd be going there regularly.
It's for people who, like me, enjoy strong Thai flavors — lemon grass,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
There are as many ways to do Thanksgiving dinner as there are things to be thankful for. Some like home-cooked dishes handed down through the generations. Others attempt the latest foodie trend (is that turkey deep fryer gathering dust?). Some order in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
“It's a Mustache Bash! It's big. It's stylish.” That was the flier's catchy description of last Friday's event at Katsuya Restaurant at the Americana at Brand.
The gimmick was that party-goers were encouraged to come dressed as a character...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:54 PM
For vegans, gluten-free eaters, allergy sufferers, and those concerned about added hormones and antibiotics, going out to eat must be like stepping into a mine field. Is the food truly toxin-free? Has there been cross-contamination? For sufferers of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's ironic that at Frame 128, a restaurant dedicated to luxury, the shining star is the humblest of foods: soup. With the Soup King in charge, how could it be otherwise?
Chef Kareem Shaw was dubbed Soup King by none other than the governor of Michigan....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The first thing they tell you when you sit down at Brand 158, the month-old restaurant across from the Americana, is that they don’t accept tips. Staff are paid competitive wages and the best tip, they say, is a patron’s return visit. The...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:27 PM
When I think about Roy Choi, I miss my friend, Laura Canales.
Choi is the Korean-American, Los Angeles chef who reinvented the food truck with his gourmet Kogi BBQ Korean taco trucks. He is the author of “L.A. Son,” a thoughtful cookbook/...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The oddly shaped building at the corner of Chevy Chase Drive and Acacia Avenue in south Glendale houses a rather unique paired product offering.
In the back, per a big sign that reads, simply “Laundry,” is a coin-operated laundromat. At the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Yay! The Winter Olympic Games are now open in Sochi, Russia. I admit that I'm addicted to the games — be they summer or winter editions. However, my favorites are the winter games, so I'm keeping a close watch on the events as well as the athletes,...