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Great pizza recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

Some of our favorite pizza recipes from our Recipe Database.

Moruno restaurant at the Original Farmers Market has closed

Moruno, the Spanish small plates restaurant in the Original Farmers Market that Mozza alums Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff opened in January, had its last day of service Monday. Rosoff said that the decision to close the restaurant was because of difficulties with the “challenging” location. ...

Try these beers with your favorite Filipino foods

For years, Filipino cuisine was the specialty of home cooks. But recently, Filipino dishes are breaking out of the home kitchen and onto L.A.’s dining scene at restaurants such as Downtown’s Rice Bar and the Lasa Filipino pop-up at Alvin Cailan’s Unit 120 kitchen incubator in Chinatown. So what...

Restaurant news: Jessica Koslow heads to West L.A., Pink's hot dogs in the South Bay, Vincenti's revamp

This week in restaurant news, we take a look at Hollywood-famous hot dogs in a South Bay mall, Jessica Koslow’s expanding empire and a veteran Brentwood restaurant’s face-lift:  West L.A.’s newcomer: Koslow, the chef behind the popular East Hollywood restaurant Sqirl, announced plans to open a...

6 recipes to celebrate National Taco Day (and Taco Tuesday)

If there’s one thing Los Angeles does well, it’s tacos. Just ask our restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. But what if you’re looking to fix some great tacos at home tonight to celebrate National Taco Day (which conveniently falls on Taco Tuesday), and/or simply fortify yourself during the vice presidential...

Keep your cutting boards in prime shape, and try this pecan-crusted spareribs recipe

When it comes to kitchen equipment, one of the most used yet little appreciated tools is the cutting board. We use cutting boards for everything, from chopping vegetables to rolling out biscuits and pie dough to carving the holiday turkey and more. Regardless of your preference for wood, plastic...

Farmers market report: Bell peppers are in season

What’s in season: With a season that straddles late summer and early fall, bell peppers are the amazing Technicolor fruits of the produce world, their palette ranging from deep green to bright red, orange and yellow, vivid purple and even chocolate brown. Regardless of color, bell peppers are very...

The Tail O' the Pup hot dog stand is back, with a food truck

There was once a time when Pink’s wasn’t the only Hollywood-famous hot dog stand in town. In the late ’40s, a 17-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall hot dog-shaped stand called Tail O’ the Pup sat on La Cienega Boulevard in the Beverly Grove neighborhood just south of West Hollywood. . The stand, built in...

Three new bars aim to reinvigorate the drinking scene in L.A.'s Chinatown

The renaissance of L.A.’s Chinatown, which began a few years ago when chefs Roy Choi and Andy Ricker opened restaurants in the neighborhood and is continuing as the Far East Plaza becomes a culinary destination, is adding drinks to all that great food. Three bars are coming to the northeast part...

Easy dinner recipe: Grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

If you’re looking to make use of your outdoor grill tonight (or even an indoor grill pan), try this recipe for flank steak with chimichurri sauce.  This cut of meat may not be as fancy as a New York strip, but it’s got a ton of flavor — and it can be half the price. Serve with a tangy chimichurri...

Easy dinner recipe: Avocado gazpacho

Regardless of which candidate you support, you may still be recovering from the debate. Which, coupled with the hot temperatures, probably calls for a simple, easy dinner tonight. Here’s a recipe for avocado gazpacho. Toss ripe avocados into the blender with some softened bread crumbs, lemon juice...

Shake Shack in Glendale, a speakeasy in Highland Park, Irish nachos in DTLA

From queso in North Hollywood to a new speakeasy in Highland Park, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world this week:  Hello Birdie: There’s a new café in Highland Park called Cafe Birdie, opened by executive chef and partner Joey Booterbaugh (formerly of the Hungry Cat), Friends...

Your new favorite chicken wings may be at a convenience store in downtown L.A.

You’ve probably passed by the Mission Market convenience store in the Spring Arcade Building in downtown L.A. You may have even stopped in for an iced tea. But for the last couple of weeks, two guys known for making pizzas in Altadena have been frying and saucing excellent chicken wings out of...

Try this Panda Express-style orange chicken recipe for dinner

We all have our guilty pleasures. Chances are, Chinese fast food, eaten straight out of the container, is one of them. Below you’ll find a recipe for crispy, sweet and spicy orange chicken inspired by the popular Panda Express dish. Our version includes orange juice, orange zest and orange marmalade...

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

What’s in season: Most of the pear crop grown in the United States is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. With a season that generally extends from August through late October, Bartletts are the most prevalent pear grown in California. In addition to Bartletts, other varieties you’ll...

Try these salmon skewers with tamarind sauce from Marcus Samuelsson

When you want to add a little extra zing to your dish, tamarind, a fruit pod native to Asia and northern Africa, is the perfect ingredient. The flavor, used in a number of cuisines, adds an assertive sour note to recipes, enhancing other flavors and making for extra depth to a dish. These salmon...

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's Locol is 'bringing Watts to the rest of L.A.' in new food truck

In a move that should surprise no one, chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have taken their “fast food” restaurant Locol, which they opened in Watts in January, and put it on wheels. The Locol food truck opened for service this morning.  When asked why a food truck, Patterson, who was sitting on...

Blinking Owl, Orange County's first distillery, opens this week

Southern California can add another craft distillery to its growing roster of booze businesses. Blinking Owl Distillery, which takes its name from the midcentury bar of the same name on Birch and 3rd streets in Santa Ana, will open to the public on Sept. 24. Co-owned by husband and wife Brian and...

Clifton's gets a tiki bar, more Halal Guys, Mud Hen Tavern closing

From new Taiwanese street food in Chinatown to bottles of liquid goo in downtown, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world this week:  Clifton’s goes tiki: The cafeteria, which reopened last year after a long hiatus and is known for its lemon meringue pie and taxidermy, will...

How to make the ultimate Caesar salad

It’s hard not to love a great Caesar salad. You have the light, bright tang of a creamy dressing, maybe some shredded Parmigiano cheese, and those crispy croutons that tie it all together. This version, which we received a number of years ago from Vincenti Ristorante in Brentwood, is still a favorite....

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