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Where to go for Easter brunch, and a bunny petting zoo, in and around L.A.

If you’re planning on dining out for Easter brunch, we have more than a few options. That also means no dishes for you, and more time to run around an Easter egg hunt. The restaurants below are organized by neighborhood. Downtown 71 Above will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brunch is $45...

Tired of traditional Passover food? Try making profiteroles

When I was in high school in a suburb of Washington, D.C., my friend Debbie Weisz gave me a recipe for Passover rolls that she’d written on a three-by-five card. My mother and I were intrigued by the idea of rolls for Passover, and so we made them together. These rolls became part of our family’s...

41 recipes for Passover from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

From traditional brisket to pomegranate-glazed lamb, flourless chocolate cake to chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake, we’ve compiled 41 recipes for your holiday festivities, both sweet and savory. Add new recipes and traditions to your Passover celebrations with these ideas from the L.A. Times Test...

Comfort food alert: 16 great grilled cheese sandwich recipes

It’s time to get your grilled cheese on. April is National Grilled Cheese Month and we’ve compiled 16 of our favorite grilled cheese sandwich recipes to show this classic comfort food a little love. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

There's a fried rice restaurant coming soon to Silver Lake

From a new Dodger Stadium restaurant to plates of fried rice in Silver Lake, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world. Bowl over: Hot Hot Food, a restaurant billing itself as a “fried rice concept,” is scheduled to open in Silver Lake on April 24. Co-owners Coly Den Haan...

Five mistakes to avoid when you're buying craft beer

Buying beer used to be simple. The hardest choice you had to make was imported or domestic, or maybe how many cans you wanted. Today, craft beer is everywhere, and the beer run is no longer a walk in the park. Here are some common beer-buying mistakes to avoid on your next shopping trip. Buying...

How Mr. Fries Man turned his love of pastrami-topped fries into an Instagram success story

Craig Batiste isn’t your typical culinary superstar — he doesn’t’ have a resume that includes staging at any city’s best restaurants, he’s adamant about the fact that he isn’t a chef, and his culinary reputation is built on heaping piles of French fries topped with sautéed shrimp and lemon garlic...

Keep it sweet: 10 recipes for rice pudding

Rice pudding fan? Whether you prefer it served warm or cold, there’s nothing like a simple bowl of sweet and silky rice pudding. We’ve compiled a list of 10 great rice pudding recipes, flavored with everything from pistachio and banana to rich dark chocolate. Because you can never have too many...

Grand Central Market favorite Wexler's Deli is opening a location in Century City, with plenty of pastrami

From Peruvian quinoa bowls in Hollywood to excellent pastrami in Century City, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world: Pastrami king: Chef Micah Wexler and partner Michael Kassar, the duo behind the Wexler’s Deli inside Grand Central Market and another location in Santa...

Farewell to Pok Pok LA, my Chinatown bar 'fantasy'

I have daydreamed about a possible graduate course on the semiotics of Pok Pok LA, unpacking the levels of meaning one by one as if the Chinatown restaurant were “Moby Dick” or at least “Paradise Lost: Book 1.” What does it mean to drink water infused with pandan leaf? Is the Chiang Mai-style noodle...

13 great grilled chicken recipes

Tired of eating indoors? Get outdoors tonight and show your grill a little love. We’ve compiled 13 of our favorite grilled chicken recipes — brick chicken, Thai coconut chicken, jerk chicken, lemon chicken and more — that make great dinner ideas whether you’re grilling for two, the family or are...

One-third of the world's food is thrown away. What can we do about it?

As we celebrate what chefs can achieve in their restaurants, both in the kitchen and on the plate, it’s sometimes easy to forget that too many people do not have access to that food, and that much of it goes to waste. How do we translate that awareness into action? Join the discussion as five world-class...

PSA from OpenTable and Michael Voltaggio: If you can't make your dinner reservation, tell the restaurant!

We’ve all done it. You make a dinner reservation, then decide you can’t get to the restaurant because of traffic, maybe it starts raining, or plans simply change. But how many of us actually let the restaurant know we’re no longer coming? OpenTable, the restaurant reservation service and app, teamed...

6 of our favorite omelet recipes, perfect for Meatless Monday

The omelet is a breakfast classic. But why limit all that goodness to just one meal of the day? We’ve compiled six of our favorite recipes, from Thomas Keller’s version to sweet Japanese tamago. We even include a recipe for crespéou, a layered French omelet that makes for a dramatic presentation,...

Strawberries are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: Stroll among the stalls of your local farmers market right now, and you’ll probably catch the sweet fragrance of strawberries before you see them — something you’re not likely to do at the supermarket. Sample the berries, and you’ll find there’s no comparison; the delicate market...

Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

Have a craving for Caribbean food? Need a recommendation for sushi? Want to know where to find the best tacos in the city? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. Come back here at noon today for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

We found good, reasonably priced omakase inside an Encino strip mall

Name: Okumura, named after chef-owner Ryota Okumura.  Who’s cooking: Okumura and a small crew of sushi chefs. Okumura studied at Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo (if you’ve ever watched the original “Iron Chef,” you’ve probably seen Hattori students assisting competitors) and worked at Koi, Katana and...

Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

Have a craving for sushi? Need a recommendation for Ethiopian food? Want to know where to find the best Sichuan food in the city? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. Come back here at noon today for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

Bar Moruno at Grand Central Market is closing

From a closing at Grand Central Market to new tasting menus from an L.A. veteran, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food-and-drink world.  Farewell: Bar Moruno, Mozza alums Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff’s Spanish-inspired restaurant at Grand Central Market, will close Sunday. The stall...

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