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Chef Spotlight: Q&A With Chef Ludo

Jose Martinez | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

"I grew up eating escargot like they were M&M's. I could eat 100 in a sitting."

Chocolate-Flavored Fried Chicken Has Arrived

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste


Olive & Thyme: Toluca Lake Hot Spot

Scott Bridges | Posted 10.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Olive & Thyme, for those who haven't heard, is a favorite gourmet restaurant and market with the studio crowd. Owner Melina Davies places on an emphasis on cheese, charcuterie, condiments, desserts and wines.

Young Chef Wins Fabulous Job in TV Competition

Jay Weston | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

An extraordinarily talented young chef, Mette Williams, entered a TV competition on a whim... and won it after many trials. The prize... a job as executive chef at the upscale famous Culina Modern Italian.

littlefork, Hollywood's Best New Restaurant

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

As a native New Englander who lives in Los Angeles, I was excited to dine on a recent evening with a female friend. Every single item was outstandingly fresh, delicious and a menu I want to revisit again.

PHOTOS: 4 Restaurants To Try On A Budget

Tim Mihalsky | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Tim Mihalsky

Eating out, going on dates and exploring Los Angeles gets pricey, fast. Here are four restaurants perfect for a fun outing without going broke.

Did Someone Say Free Tacos?

Zagat | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Celebrate Mexican Constitution Day at La Cuevita, 1933 Group's Highland Park hideaway. There will be DJs all night plus $5 margaritas, free tacos and $6 Mexican Flag Shooters. Did we mention free tacos?

PHOTOS: Very Best Rooftops To Eat & Drink

Zagat | Posted 08.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Check out our slideshow of the best open-air rooftops, restaurants and bars from which to enjoy those clear days -- when you can see the Downtown skyline, Hollywood sign and ocean in one fell swoop -- while grabbing a drink or a bite.

The Charleston: A Westside Speakeasy

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

The bottom line is that The Charleston is a great experience, but you need to check their website ahead of time to make sure you're planning a visit that fits with the experience you desire.

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events May 21-27

Zagat | Posted 07.21.2012 | Los Angeles

To send American Craft Beer Week out with a bang, Smog City Brewery and The Tripel are teaming up for an evening of killer food and brews.

Brick + Mortar: The Next Santa Monica Hot Spot

Scott Bridges | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Tucked away, off charming Main Street in Santa Monica, is a hot new restaurant serving modern American cuisine in an indoor/outdoor setting.

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events May 14-20

Zagat | Posted 07.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Take in the stunning views at Wolfgang Puck's WP24 Lounge and try their new daily happy hour, which features a rotating selection of signature small plates (Peking duck roll, mini pork belly bao buns and shrimp and lobster spring roll).

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events May 7-May 13

Zagat | Posted 07.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Chow down at KTownChowTown, a gourmet food truck event that goes down every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in Korea Town. The Grilled Cheese Truck and Lee's Philly are among some of the trucks you'll find here, depending on the week.

Freddy Smalls Bar + Kitchen: Big on Taste

Scott Bridges | Posted 06.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Don't let the name or the lack of square-footage fool you, Freddy Smalls is big where it matters -- on the plate and in the glass.

Lexington Social House: Hollywood's Perfect Dinner Party

Scott Bridges | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

With its multiple dining rooms, indoor/outdoor bars, and a casually classy ambience, one feels as welcome at Lexington Social House as if it were an intimate gathering at a friend's dinner party.

LA's New Restaurants: Best Of July

| Lien Ta | Posted 10.03.2011 | Los Angeles

If last month's restaurant openings prove anything, it's that Los Angeles is not through with its pizza, sausages or "porky goodness" (ahem). How we k...

6 Riffs On Banh Mi At LA Restaurants

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.30.2011 | Los Angeles

It's still possible to meet folks that have never heard of banh mi, the Vietnamese baguette sandwich that is typically stuffed with pickled carrot and...

Jaywalking in LA: News and Gossip of the Restaurant World

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The energetic, ambitious Vietnamese House of An family has opened its 5th eatery in Santa Monica, Tiato (named after a Vietnamese herb), serving breakfast and lunch.