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Tired of coleslaw? Make this curried slaw for Memorial Day

Sometimes you want a simple side. Slaw is perfect, particularly as the weather gets warmer. We loved this curried slaw from Mustards Grill in Napa Valley. It uses this simple but brightly flavored curried vinaigrette tossed with cabbage, carrot and fresh Fresno or jalapeno chile for a little heat. The...

Where to get beef birria, and a haircut. Seriously.

This city has plenty of restaurants such as Flor del Rio, Birria de Don Boni and Birrieria Tlaquepaque, and weekend stands offering traditional birria de chivo (Mexican goat stew) served with a bowl or foam cup of rich consommé and warm corn tortillas.  However, it’s not as easy finding a place...

Scouting report: Sushi of Gari in Hollywood

Name of restaurant: Sushi of Gari. Sushi of Gari Hollywood, to be specific, to distinguish it from the four restaurants in New York by the same name, owned by chef Masatoshi "Gari" Sugio, who began a career in Japan as a sushi chef when he was a teenager and later came to the U.S. to work at sushi...

Microbrewery's edible six-pack rings create eco-friendly alternative to plastic

A brewery has come up with an idea to save sea life and reduce the amount of plastic waste floating in our oceans. Saltwater Brewery, along with New York City-based ad agency We Believers, developed edible six-pack rings made of the wheat and barley remnants left over from making beer. And it all...

Farmers market report: Cucumbers are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: Although you can easily find cucumbers year-round at the supermarket, locally grown cucumbers typically begin showing up in early May, with the season running through late August and into September. A member of the gourd family, cucumbers come in a number of varieties far beyond...

Cookbook of the week: 'An: to eat'

Cookbook of the week: "An: To Eat: Recipes and Stories From a Vietnamese Family Kitchen" by Helene An and Jacqueline An (Running Press, $35) There are certain places in Beverly Hills that are dining destinations in the same way that Barney's or Jimmy Choo are shopping destinations: Spago, of course,...

Union chef heads to Culver City, Aestus is closing, Eggslut in Glendale, Wexler's in Santa Monica

What's been happening in the L.A. restaurant world lately? A lot. Bruce Kalman (Union and Knead) is heading to Culver City, two Grand Central Market favorites branch out, a Santa Monica restaurant closes and a Westlake Village restaurant plans a ramen pop-up.  Bruce Kalman, the chef behind Union...

All Los Angeles farmers markets will now accept food stamps

Last Friday the Los Angeles City Council made it easier for Los Angeles residents of all income levels to purchase produce at farmers markets. In a unanimous vote, the council instructed the city attorney to write an ordinance requiring all 57 farmers markets within the city limits to accept CalFresh...

6 dishes to order at L.A. restaurants if you love XO sauce

If making your own XO sauce isn't quite your speed, you would do well to order it at one of the restaurants around L.A. that has it on the menu. The gloriously pungent sauce, a mash-up of dried seafood, ham (ham!) and chilies invented in a Hong Kong hotel in the '80s, isn't as easy to find as,...

Voodoo Doughnut to open at Universal CityWalk, the return of BierBeisl, Cleo at L.A. Live

Blink and you mights miss a new L.A. restaurant opening. In fact, you'll probably miss two or three. So here's a rundown of what's happening this week in the L.A. restaurant world: Portland, Ore., favorite Voodoo Doughnut heads to Universal CityWalk, BierBeisl Imbiss returns and Cleo announces...

Grand Central Market to launch later hours and happy hour with boozy ice cream

You'll soon be able to sip a beer at Grand Central Market well after dinnertime. Beginning June 3, the market will be open until 10 p.m. every day, and many of the vendors plan to offer in-the-evening-only specials.  Among the participating market stalls are Bar Moruno (the downtown outlet of the...

How to cook with cactus paddles, plus a recipe for chile verde with pork and nopales

Have you ever noticed a stack of fresh cactus paddles at your local market, but were unsure how to use them — or at least how to keep from getting stuck? The paddles of the prickly pear cactus are common in Latino markets, where they're known as nopales. They can be prepared in a variety of ways...

L.A. County and Orange Country breweries win big at the World Beer Cup awards

Los Angeles County and Orange County breweries took home top honors last week at the World Beer Cup awards in Philadelphia. Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach was awarded Champion Large Brewpub and Noble Ale Works in Anaheim earned the title of Champion Small Brewery. Several other L.A.-area breweries...

How Elizabeth Hong went from serving banchan for her allowance to Mozza executive chef

The first time Elizabeth Hong worked in a restaurant that wasn't her mother's — we'll get to her mother’s restaurant in a second — was during culinary school, when she externed at Osteria Mozza, the Italian restaurant co-owned by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich in Hancock Park....

Farmers market report: Squash blossoms are in season. We have recipes

What’s in season: Squash blossoms, the vibrant orange and yellow preludes to zucchini and other abundant squash that typically flood the stands later in the summer, are available now at various farmers markets. The large but delicate blossoms should be used quickly after bringing them home, no...

The food lineup for Desert Trip may be even more impressive than Coachella's

The Desert Trip, the new Indio music festival at the Empire Polo Club that's being headlined by the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, aims to be a destination for food lovers as well as music fans.  Held Oct. 7, 8 and 9 and organized by Golden Voice (the same people who put on Coachella), the...

Friends and Family, a new breakfast-and-lunch place, to open in East Hollywood

For everyone who's been missing the market-driven cooking of pastry chef Roxana Jullapat and her partner chef, Daniel Mattern, since the two left Cooks County, we have happy news. The restaurant veterans are opening up their own place, called Friends and Family, in a 4,000-square-foot location...

A scone recipe from the Savoy hotel London, plus tips for buttermilk substitutes

They may appear small, but these cute little scones — delicate, flaky and not overly sweet — pack a lot of flavor. The recipe comes from the Savoy hotel in London. The scones are studded with raisins or other dried fruit, and the richness of the butter and eggs are offset by the subtle tang of...

What we're into: longaniza asada

I know – I’m supposed to report on the new places. But while Chichen Itza, in the La Paloma complex south of downtown, is a fixture on my list of 101 Best Restaurants, I’ve been back at least half a dozen times in the last month – the clean, tart flavors of Yucatecan cooking, driven by the smack...

A celebrity chef opens a pizzeria in a Reseda strip mall

Richard Florczak left his career as a celebrity chef (Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Garner are just a few of his former clients) to open a pizzeria in a mini-mall in the San Fernando Valley last year. Why leave such a sweet Hollywood job for a shopping center in Reseda? Because he...

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