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Enchilada Month!

If you have been to La Casita Mexicana, you have probably tried one or another of the enchiladas, which rank among the very best reasons to hop in the car and drive to Bell. There are enchiladas soaked in chile sauce, in moles red, white or green, stuffed with chicken, fish or crumbly cotija cheese,...

Farmers market report: Peaches and nectarines are in season

What’s in season: There’s not too much of a difference between peaches and nectarines, aside from the outer texture of the fruit – fuzzy versus smooth – as the two are so closely related. Fully-ripened, all this fruit has a rich perfume and deep coloring and will give slightly under pressure. A...

The Bruery opens new Orange Co. tasting room focused on sour beer

A few years ago the Bruery, the wildly popular Orange County brewery known for inventive creations and experimental fermentations, ran into a tricky problem. Founder Patrick Rue was fond of creating tart beers that required wild yeasts and bacteria to develop the complex flavor profiles he was...

This new chicken ramen may cure L.A.'s tonkotsu obsession

Name:  Tentenyu, a “new” ramen shop on Sawtelle Boulevard that moved into the space vacated by Slicetruck Pizza. “New” because Tentenyu is actually fairly old, in Japan at least, having opened its first ramen shop in 1971. This first foray into the United States is headed by Takuji Hamano, who...

This may be the best strawberry pie recipe ever

Sometimes dessert doesn’t get any better than fresh, summer fruit piled high in a tender pie crust. It’s one of the simplest ways to showcase the best the season has to offer. "This time of year, I really like to make things that don't require a lot of oven time. There's so much great fruit around,...

Exactly where the Hello Kitty Cafe truck is going to be parked this weekend

The Hello Kitty Cafe truck, essentially a giant van outfitted with pink bows and Hello Kitty illustrations and filled with Hello-Kitty-themed sweets, is making its way to Glendale.   The truck will be parked at the Glendale Galleria, in front of the galleria sign on Central Avenue, this Saturday. ...

Food events you should know about: L.A. Food Fest, L.A. Crab Cake, plus Vinny Dotolo gets artsy

Keeping your Snapchat story full of whoa-I-want-her-life-that’s-so-cool content is hard work. Here are a couple food events that will make it a little easier:  L.A. Food Fest, a three-night, two-day food event at Exposition Park, is happening July 8, 9 and 10. This year, there will be more than...

9 fried chicken recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

When it comes to comfort food, sometimes nothing beats fried chicken. There are few things more beautiful than a delicately seasoned piece of poultry, delicately seasoned and lightly dredged with a dusting of flour, baptized in a pool of sizzling fat to crisp, golden perfection. Fried chicken isn’t...

How the early, record heat could affect your ability to make Fourth of July guacamole

Last week’s triple-digit heat wreaked havoc on Southern California avocado farms, leaving some growers with burnt trees and unsellable fruit just two weeks before the Fourth of July holiday, when avocado sales generally spike. Growers in Fallbrook, De Luz and Temecula reported record temperatures...

Got tomatoes? Make this simple chilled tomato soup recipe

Tomato soup recipes don’t get any easier than this. Puree fresh, flavorful tomatoes, strain the seeds and skins and flavor simply with salt and pepper. Chill the puree quickly over an ice bath, or refrigerate until mealtime. To serve, garnish the soup with fresh basil, crunchy croutons and burrata...

Chef Teresa Montaño leaves Ración for new project

Ración, the lovely Basque-influenced restaurant in Old Pasadena opened in 2012 by executive chef Teresa Montaño and general manager Loretta Peng, and one of Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants, has lost one of its founding partners. Montaño quietly left the restaurant a few weeks ago to work on...

This watermelon salad recipe could be the easiest summer dish ever

Watermelon fan? Rather than slicing it into wedges, chop the watermelon into bite-size cubes and toss with a little fresh mint and lime juice, along with a touch of olive oil for richness. Serve it right away, or fix it ahead of time and chill until ready to serve. With just this handful of ingredients...

It's a mini burger party at Burgerim, a new Israeli burger chain in Hollywood

Name: Burgerim, which translates to “many burgers” in Hebrew. The restaurant is in its soft-open stage with a grand opening scheduled in about two weeks. Concept: This burger chain sells mini burgers, not sliders. The mini burgers are made with 2.8 oz. patties (larger than a typical slider) and...

Curtis Stone dishes on Gwen, his new butcher's shop and restaurant opening soon in Hollywood

If you’ve spent a lot of time at Curtis Stone’s Beverly Hills restaurant Maude, which each month structures its menu around a particular ingredient, usually a perfectly sourced vegetable or fruit, you might be surprised at the focus of his new project, Gwen. Because although Gwen, which the Australian...

Dine L.A. Restaurant Week returns. What you need to know.

Dine L.A. restaurant week, also known as your chance to try 20 restaurants on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants list on a budget, returns July 18. This year, the two-week, bi-annual event presented by the L.A. Tourism and Convention Board, has partnered with the California Avocado Commission....

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It’s not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it’s so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you’ll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro,...

L.A. Beer Week is back. Here's how to make the most of it.

Los Angeles Beer Week, the nine-day showcase of craft breweries and their beers, is a great way to experience L.A.s bubbling beer culture. Organized by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, the eighth annual edition of L.A. Beer Week starts Saturday.   Whether you’re making your first visit to...

Cookbook of the week: 'The Vatican Cookbook'

The papacy is one of those institutions that is endlessly fascinating — blame Rex Harrison and Charlton Heston, for those of a certain age, or maybe Dan Brown. Regardless of our religious backgrounds or belief systems, we tend to take note not only of what the pope says and does, but what he wears,...

What to drink with Langer's No. 19 pastrami sandwich? Try Australian Grenache

Let’s face it: Pairing wine with food can be a fairly fussy business. The more time you spend thinking about it, the more absurd it all seems – fretting over that fleeting moment when two ephemeral sensations go bump in your mouth, lining up flavors, acids, weights and textures like so many planets...

Build a better taco: Where to find great corn tortillas in L.A.

Fresh tortillas are a miracle — hot and sturdy, and with a real, honest-to-goodness corn flavor. The best of them are corny and salty, flecked with char and just the faintest hint of lime. Like bread on a sandwich or an early round pick in fantasy football (is it football season yet?), a good tortilla...

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