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Find coupons for wine corkage -- Corkpons -- online

The free app CorkageFee, which maps restaurants that offer wine corkage for a fee, or sometimes — though rarely — for nothing, has a new thing going. It’s called Corkpon, or a coupon for corkage. 

Los Feliz restaurant launches dog menu -- for your dog, that is

Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering a meal for yourself, then one for your dog. Because if your dog is going to watch you eat a bowl of mac and cheese, or a burger, shouldn't she get a little something too? 

The Gadarene Swine goes vegan, adds wine garden

Phillip Frankland Lee’s all-vegetable Studio City restaurant, the Gadarene Swine, just went entirely vegan. Not so you’d notice. The chef, who also owns Scratch Bar in Beverly Hills, says only one dish was left on the menu that wasn’t vegan — olives in a honey and lime...

Easy dinner recipes: Three weeknight chicken ideas

Why is chicken so popular? Well, it cooks pretty quickly. And depending on what you buy, it can be both flavorful and diet-friendly. Did I mention versatile? Chicken lends itself to so many flavorings and preparations. Check out these ideas:

Three spring wine events: Paso Zins, STARS of Cabernet, SLO Wine

The weather may seem like summer, but, really, it’s still spring. Vines are breaking bud and wine events are busting out too. Here are a few coming up in the next weeks.

First Look: The Line Hotel's Break Room 86 has Pac Man, fruity drinks, karaoke

Mark and Jonnie Houston, the brothers behind Houston Hospitality, have created a '70s basement lounge, a rum and cigar lounge, a Victorian mansion turned '20s glam party house, and now, with Break Room 86, their newest venue, an '80s-themed bar with karaoke. The new bar is scheduled to...

26 miles of food: Where to eat during the L.A. Marathon

The route for the 30th L.A. Marathon travels "from the stadium to the sea," starting just after dawn on Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium and ending at the California Incline in Santa Monica. Before or after your favorite runner passes by and you cheer, enjoy a snack or meal in...

Weekend project: Homemade pie for Pi Day (with tips and 52 recipes)

Pi Day is Saturday, March 14 -- or 3/14. And this year it's even more special because it's 3/14/15.

Eight modern speak-easy bars in L.A., for that insider feeling

These days, you have to #dobetter if you want to fill a bar — you can't just serve a dirty martini. Or, rather, you can serve the same dirty martini to both the 60-year-old crowd and to your average 23-year-old, but you need to serve it in a dimly lighted space, ideally with a secret...

Indian food comes to northern Pasadena with Mint Leaf

Washington Boulevard in Pasadena is slowly becoming the progressive dinner party thoroughfare of the San Gabriel foothills. First there was Carmela Ice Cream at 2495 E. Washington, serving up handmade scoops (strawberry buttermilk! Intelligentsia espresso!). Then Lavender & Honey...

Palcohol -- powdered alcohol -- is now legal in the U.S.

Palcohol, a new powdered alcohol product that allows consumers to mix alcohol powder with liquid to create a cocktail, has been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Lipsmark, the company that makes Palcohol, recently announced the news on its website. 

Remember that guy from 'Top Chef'? He's cooking on a food truck, and it's free

Marcel Vigneron, that guy from "Top Chef" who really liked molecular gastronomy, is cooking on a food truck.

Kitchen tip: Edible and candied flowers (and a bonus recipe)

Flowers may not be the first ingredient you think of when garnishing a dish, but they're perfect for adding bright color -- not to mention flavor -- to a host of sweet and savory recipes. Sprinkle tender buds in salad, laminate pastry sheets with colorful petals, or stuff whole blossoms with...

Easy dinner recipes: Kale three ways for Gluten-free Wednesday

Love kale? Soon you'll be able to get kale not only at every gastropub in town, but at McDonald's. Lucky you. Or you can try one of these three recipes, each perfect for Gluten-free Wednesday.

Who's Hungry Food Solutions: Caribbean food and goat curry, at the farmers market

Name of the restaurant: Who’s Hungry Food Solutions, a farmers market vendor who specializes in Caribbean food. Not the most poetic name, but pragmatic enough.

Test Kitchen video tip: Trim and clean ribs like a pro (with a recipe)

A while back, we ran a Culinary SOS recipe for the spice-braised pork ribs from Urban Tavern in San Francisco. The recipe calls for St. Louis-style pork ribs. If you've never heard of these before, St. Louis-style ribs are spareribs that have been trimmed to give them a clean, mock baby-back...

Easy lunch and dinner recipes: Make-ahead sandwiches, great for picnics and more

Did you know Tuesday is National Pack Your Lunch Day? Yes, it would appear there's at least one food holiday for every day of the year. Regardless, a fast and portable meal is always one to celebrate, be it a midday meal or a quick dinner solution. Whether you're planning a relxing picnic or,...

Food prices predicted to remain stable through 2015, with a couple of big ifs

There’s good news for shoppers in the latest Consumer Price Index update from the Department of Agriculture, released last week. Food prices in general should show little to no increase over last year. But there are a couple of exceptions and a couple more troubling caveats.

Easy dinner recipes: Great lentil, quinoa, rice salads in under an hour

Love a filling salad? From lentil, to quinoa and cool rice, these rich salad options come together quickly. Best of all? They can be made ahead of time, the flavors improving as the salad has a chance to sit.

Gelato U's strawberry sorbetto recipe scaled down for your kitchen

Thursday’s emails included a nice surprise: recipes for gelato scaled down to home ice cream machine size. These came from Luciano Ferrero, the instructor who taught the one-day crash course in gelato I participated in last week.

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