| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Perhaps it was the Old Fashioned. Maybe it was the Oysters Rockefeller. It might have been the artful elegance of the decor. Whatever the reason, at more than one point in the evening I expected to look over and see Don Draper and Roger Sterling from...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Favorite Place restaurant is a kind of wonderful enigma. Is it an elegant tea room or is it a quaint lunch place? Is it a spot for finger food or hearty sandwiches? The answer is, it is both. Plus, it is completely unique.
Favorite Place, nestled...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
For years now, I've been asking my Korean American friends, "What's the best Korean restaurant in La Crescenta?" The answer is always "None. We go to Koreatown." I think CHAM Korean Bistro in Pasadena is very good and much closer, but they're right...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:23 PM
The shopping village of Montrose is not unlike Paris' Montmartre district. It may not be quite as historic or charming as its Parisian ilk, but it's filled with shoppers, walkers and diners. When Vasken and Annie Fernezlian wanted to open a cafe like...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Perhaps, like me, you've passed the cute, ivy-covered bistro-looking place with the Chez Cherie sign on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and wondered, "Why is this never open? Where are the diners?"
Well, I'm here to tell you, on Tuesday...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:38 PM
In the 28 years Ruben Minassian has owned a sandwich shop on North Central Avenue, business has never been tougher, he said, than during Glendale's current residential building boom.
To accommodate recent growth and the slow rise of several new downtown...
| 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...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
If it were possible to tally up all the moments of my life so far, the top activities would probably be watching "Simpsons" reruns, talking to computers over the telephone, and asking fellow diners, "Are you gonna eat that?"
The activity of "swapping...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A svelte brunette croons "Besame Mucho" to the small crowd, her smooth voice accompanied by a computer-driven soundtrack. The song runs seamlessly into the next, a dreamy Russian folk tune. She doesn't mind that no one applauds. She's creating atmosphere....
| May 23, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A burglar pried open a security door and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday from a Riverside Rancho neighborhood sushi restaurant, police said.
The owner of Sushi Nishi-Ya arrived at his business in the 1700 block of Victory Boulevard at about...