| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Locals have four more weeks to see a remarkable exhibit on the history and culture of Route 66 at the Autry National Center of the American West, which curated the show. The exhibit goes far beyond the surface history of America’s...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:12 PM
While working at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, there’s a question employee Romy Griepp hears every day.
Patrons ask whether or not she knows what’s going on with the two longtime vacant storefronts nearby, located at 2200 and 2201...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:02 PM
The 24th annual Dinners From the Heart fundraiser for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be held Feb 24 to 26 at more than 30 area restaurants.
During the event, community members enjoy meals while raising money to help fund Hathaway-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Before high school, Michael Bicos didn’t plan to get into the family business, but the fit seemed natural.
He spent his summers working at Everest, a family restaurant with diverse food fare including breakfast burritos, fried mushrooms and...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Ludwig Van Beethoven once said, "Only the pure of heart can make good soup."
This is so true it's become the de facto motto of my Soup Club. Yes, I belong to a Soup Club. It's mainly an excuse to get together, but it's also an homage to the what we...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Salvatore Attanasio arrives at Café Solé every morning by 6:30. He bakes the fragrant bread for the day’s customers. His wife arrives after dropping their three kids at school in time to make the fresh pasta, the panna cotta and tiramisu. They greet...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Food lovers lucky enough to attend Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE over Labor Day weekend devoured dozens of savory samples and gulped cupfuls of craft cocktails. If you’re feeling left out, the best I can offer is a rundown of event highlights...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Sometimes it’s nice to go back to the classics, to return to the tastes of one’s childhood. You don’t have to be Polish to taste the homespun comfort of the stews, sausages, dumplings and roasts at Polka Polish Cuisine. You just have...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The first time you drive to Altaeats, you'll probably miss it. Situated between a salon and a cleaners on North Allen just south of New York Drive, the diminutive Altadena eatery has no sign, only a black awning. But find it you must. It's not often a...
| 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...