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L.A. Grilled Cheese-ified

Apparently, April was national Grilled Cheese Month. (I always knew that the Grilled Cheese Invitational took place each April, but I never quite put two and two together). All...

The Mid-Wilshire Lunch Report

Fresh from my jaunt down Wilshire to grab my bi-weekly Kombucha from Organic To Go, this little scoop: What was Samurai Sam’s in the Museum Square complex is now...

Border Crossing

Sometimes a chef can compress everything he feels about cooking into a single creation. I don’t necessarily mean a signature dish—a term that smacks of the cranked-out showstopper. Rather...

Kiwami

Photograph by Gina SabatellaWhen sushi chef extraordinaire Katsuya Uechi joined with nightlife company SBE to open Katsu-ya, many of his fans were disappointed. But his newest restaurant, Kiwami,...

My LA to Z: Syd Mead

Photograph courtesy of Syd Mead Syd Mead has been predicting the future since the...

Via Alloro

The Drago family of restaurateurs strikes again: This time it’s brothers Tanino and Giacomino cooking up finespun Italian in Beverly Hills. The dining room, enclosed in glass, with lights...

Tujunga Village

Photograph by Mindee Choi   The Brady Bunch lived in the vicinity of Tujunga Village, and in some ways that quaint TV fiction still holds. This Studio City enclave is only a...

Cornfield to Host the Grilled Cheese Invitational

The location has finally been announced for the 1st 7th Annual (so, the 7th) Grilled Cheese Invitational taking place this Saturday. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you…downtown’s L.A. State...

A Day at the Races with Viola Davis

Photograph by Jill GreenbergIt’s still early, just after 11 a.m., and torrential downpours have kept the Santa Anita Park crowds at a minimum. Even the horses are bowing out;...

Fig

The Fairmont Miramar has transformed its stuffy restaurant into FIG, a bright breakfast nook of a spot serving seasonal California cuisine (emphasis on the word seasonal—the menu practically beats you...