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More bottles of beer for you: 2 more L.A. breweries begin bottling

Having a wide variety of local brews on tap at bars and restaurants around town is a sure sign of a thriving craft beer scene, but there's just something about kicking back at home and cracking open a bottle from your favorite Los Angeles brewery. It really helps you feel like we're finally living...

Making roasted potato salad with Average Betty in the Test Kitchen

Can you ever add too much bacon to a dish? That was one of the questions pondered recently when Average Betty, a.k.a. Los Angeles food vlogger Sara O'Donnell, stopped by the L.A. Times Test Kitchen to visit Test Kitchen director Noelle Carter to make roasted potato salad.

The best place to eat in America, according to Lucky Peach

While Bon Appetit has just named its best new restaurants in America (Al's Place! Gjusta! Petit Trois!) to great fanfare, the magazine Lucky Peach has come out with its own list. Well, not really. Rather, it's the magazine's declaration of "the best place to eat in America." And no, it's not a...

Chris Santos to open NYC's Beauty & Essex in Hollywood

Chris Santos is opening a location of his New York City restaurant Beauty & Essex, known for its pawn shop entrance and four dining rooms, in Hollywood. The opening is slated for sometime in 2016.

House of Bao opens in Chinatown, serves pigs' ears and dumplings next to Wal-Mart

Name of restaurant: House of Bao is the name on a banner outside, but that's about it right now. The name that's still on Yelp and on the bill is Chow Mein, which is what the space was until recently. House of Bao soft-opened Monday. The chef-owner is Bill Zhuo, whose hometown is northwest of Shanghai...

In the Kitchen: Feeding a community

Food is about more than simply cooking and eating. It's also about community and taking care of each other. Two very different stories this week point that out: one about an idea that looks like it's going to be a major success and another that comes from failure. But we don't want to sell cooking...

What wine pairs with hot weather? Here are 5 must-haves

It's hot out there - and how many gin and tonics can you drink during a summer afternoon?

Off-the-menu dishes at more than 40 L.A. restaurants: Breakfast nachos anyone?

If you're a savvy SoCal resident, you know about the animal fries at In-N-Out. You also know about every other secret menu item at the fast-food burger restaurant. But what about a secret menu at Soho House or Plan Check? 

Coolhaus comes out with pastrami and latke ice cream sandwiches. We tried them.

Coolhaus CEO Natasha Case has let the Jewish deli case inspire her latest line of ice cream sandwiches. By the end of August, you'll be able to sample such flavors as pastrami ice cream on a marbled rye cookie and potato latke applesauce ice cream on a hamantaschen cookie.

3 spicy hot recipes for hot weather

It got up to 109 degrees in the San Gabriel Valley over the weekend - probably not for the last time this summer. When it's this hot, granted, you may not feel much like cooking. But we all have to eat, and although you may want to make a bowl of cold soup, spicy food is actually great to eat in...

Counter: Vindaloo in Culver City

Los Angeles is in the middle of yet another heat wave, which makes it a great time to head to places with excellent air conditioning - movie theatres, Trader Joe's, and restaurants and bars. One suggestion: Akasha Richmond's newish Indian restaurant in Culver City, which is the subject of Jonathan...

Barbecue alert: Bigmista's opening a second location in Long Beach

Bigmista's is getting bigger. Neil and Phyllis Strawder, the owners of Long Beach's popular Bigmista's Barbecue and Sammich Shop, are opening a second restaurant.

4 Japanese craft brews at Far Bar in Little Tokyo

The rise of craft beer is now a global phenomenon, and Japan has steadily developed a thriving craft culture over the past decades. While bottles of Hitachino Nest pop up at bars and restaurants around town, Little Tokyo's Far Bar has the best selection of bottled Japanese imports that you can...

Gardner Junction, a new restaurant in Hollywood, opens in September

The construction wall in front of 1451 N. Gardner St. came down last week as Gardner Junction readies to open (softly) the week of Sept. 14.  Chef Steve Brown fell in love with the location and building three years ago and it's taken all that time for Brown and the design firm Spacecraft to complete...

Look who's joining the craft beer scene in L.A.'s Arts District: Boomtown Brewery

Downtown's Arts District is continuing to develop as the new hotbed of craft brewing activity in the city, and Boomtown Brewery is an exciting addition to the neighborhood. You'll have a chance to sample its work at an open house Friday.

In the Kitchen: Cool evenings, hot grills, chilled wine

Fellow live-fire fans, This is the sweetest time of summer. Near the ocean, the mornings are cool and overcast; the sun breaks through around 11 a.m. and burns clear and bright. It gets hot - not hot enough to be miserable, but just hot enough that when the cool evening breezes begin to stir you...

Check out Bradley Cooper as a hot chef, again, in 'Burnt'

Bradley Cooper is playing a hot-headed chef, again. In the upcoming film "Burnt," Cooper portrays a chef who must redeem himself after tanking his career with drugs and a serious attitude problem. If this story sounds familiar, it's because we've seen it before. And no, we're not talking about...

Cafe Demitasse to open two new coffeeshops, with food and new roastery

Cafe Demitasse, the little coffee shop with locations in Little Tokyo and Santa Monica that has great coffee, one of the best cups of hot chocolate in the city, and some pretty cool coffee gadgets, is expanding. Soon there will be not one but two more locations - one in mid-Wilshire and another...

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