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.
The BevMo Holiday Beerfest happens at Golden Road Brewery Saturday. Forty five dollars gets you unlimited samples of holiday beers from from breweries like Ass Kisser, Big Hurt, Chimay, Hanger 24, Rogue, The Brewery, and more.
In Sandy Relief news, eat the yellowtail carpaccio and drink the Fusion Shot at Koi throughout the month, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Sandy response via the restaurant's charitable foundation, Just a Little.
One of North Hollywood's newest, Bow & Truss, launched its new lunch menu last week. Now you can get mid-day Latin-inspired dishes like grilled sea bass tacos with carrot slaw and open-faced bocadillos with pulled chicken or cheesy jamon.
Suzanne Tracht welcomes fall with a menu of new dishes every Monday at Jar, each showcasing a single ingredient. Tonight it's all about duck -- duck sausage, roasted duck breast with pears and masala, and sticky toffee pudding (no duck).
Xen Lounge is something unique in the area, and should be on everyone's dining list. Given these dog days of Indian summer, however, I suggest a late dinner to beat the heat -- that and a chilled glass of one of their cocktails.
Our restaurants have made an impact both here and across the country. They've created some of America's favorite dishes, like French dips and tuna tartare. These are the game-changers that forever changed where and how we dine out.
If not for the sandwich board out front with the daily specials, you might miss what is essentially a hole in a wall in downtown Santa Monica. But through that hole (it's actually a door), is one of the better burger-and-beer joints on the coast.
Catch The Goonies on the rooftop at the Thompson Beverly Hills on Tuesday. Grab a cabana or settle in poolside for the flick -- you get free popcorn, or you can order off of the special movie-night menu from Caulfield's.
The truth is that there are plenty of ways to entertain your out-of-town guests without their trip turning into a sightseeing nightmare. Here are a few fun ideas, depending on who happens to be visiting.
Our chefs are redefining what it means to cook 'California cuisine. Sharing is encouraged; using utensils is optional. Here are the 10 hottest openings so far this year, from Downtown to Santa Monica and everywhere in between.