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Hatch green chile fever ready to heat up in Southern California

It's almost time for Southern California to once again be blanketed with the perfume of roasting green chiles - Hatch chiles, to be specific.

Best mac 'n' cheese ever? We have 9 recipes

Could it possibly get any better than mac 'n' cheese for dinner? Probably not. Which is why we've included not one, but 9 mac 'n' cheese recipe options for your dining pleasure. You're welcome.

Malibu vintners fight to stop extension of ban on new vineyards

Malibu vintners and grape growers are trying to stop the six-month extension of a temporary ban on new vineyards, or extensions of existing ones, in the north area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Concerns about the drought and vineyards' potential water use are behind the ban.

EP+LP: Kriss Kross cocktail

Alex Straus, beverage director at EP+LP in West Hollywood, describes how to make a Kriss Kross cocktail.

Love fish tacos? Quick recipes for shrimp, halibut and yellowtail tacos

It's easy to find a great taco in Los Angeles. Just ask our restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. But what if you could make some of the city's best tacos in your own kitchen?

Navigating the wine list at Bestia

Taking a peek at Bestia restaurant's website can be very dangerous.  You meant to just check the hours, but as photographs of dishes fly by, the effect is immediate.  You're hungry for the house-made salumi, chicken liver crostini, steamed mussels and clams or roasted marrow bone strewn with crispy...

Is fast food better for you than a sit-down restaurant meal? Study suggests yes

If you believe sitting down to a meal at a restaurant is better for you than ordering takeout or grabbing fast food, the results of a new research study may surprise you. 

10 wacky foods at the OC Fair: Deep-fried coffee and caviar Twinkies anyone?

Here's the deal. If you're on a swimsuit diet, look away. Or maybe just run in the other direction.

Flashback Friday: Four classic craft beers still worth drinking

Everything old is hip again. From music to fashion, it seems like the late '80s and early '90s are back in full force, so why not celebrate the throwback vibes with some of the original American craft brews? IPAs, saisons and funky sour beers might be the current fashion in craft brewing, but some...

Blue Bottle Coffee opens in Beverly Grove with coffee classes and grilled cheese

Blue Bottle Coffee is now brewing in Beverly Grove. The Oakland-based roaster opened a shop in the neighborhood Tuesday. This is Blue Bottle's third location in Los Angeles; it also has outlets in Venice and the Arts District in downtown L.A.

Jenn and Tonic: Making the Bottle to Throttle at Now Boarding in West Hollywood

For this week's Jenn and Tonic video, we're taking you back to the golden age of travel at Now Boarding in West Hollywood. Think three-martini lunches and a time when people dressed up to get on a plane.

In the Kitchen: Summer's reality sets in

Fellow sun-soaked citizens, And so now we enter our post-July 4 phase, that stage of summer when the initial excitement has worn off and we're dealing with the day-to-day realities of temperatures that soar into (gasp!) the 80s. It is cold comfort knowing that in another month we'll be looking...

Wanderlust cafe, yoga studio, members-only social club is opening in Hollywood

If you've been longing to do yoga, munch on a kale Caesar salad, sunbathe in a garden, meditate on life for an hour or so and catch up on some reading in a private library, here's your chance to do it all in one space. 

Market Match helps get fresh produce to low-income farmers market shoppers

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, farmers at the Adams-Vermont growers' market were busily popping up tents, setting up tables and unloading fruits and vegetables, getting ready to open. 

Stop what you're doing and look at these dessert and cat backpacks

Ah, to be in school again. Who didn't love roaming the aisles at the local office supply store, looking for notebooks, pens, Wite-out and label makers? All exciting purchases, but every student's crowning glory is the backpack. 

Your next great Costa Mesa meal could come from a 17-year-old chef

On a recent Friday evening at the Waffleholic restaurant in Costa Mesa, a band played live music, the tables were draped in white tablecloths and the menu included risotto with mushrooms and pickled shiitakes; sous-vide salmon with tarragon and lemon compound butter over cauliflower rice; and maple...

4 great eggplant ideas for Meatless Monday

Looking for a meatless option that still brings something rich and, well, meaty to the table? Try eggplant. Marinate thick slices and grill them to order as a smoky vegetarian burger option, or saute diced eggplant to add rich dimension to pasta sauce. Broil cubed eggplant and add to greens or...

Counter: Meat me in Santa Monica

Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Felicitations: We're as fond of vegetables as anyone, but when the shank of summer comes around, our thoughts occasionally turn to meat. And when our thoughts turn to meat, you'll often find us - and by us, I mean practically everyone in the Food section -...

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