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Charcuterie Los Angeles

Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: chefs Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu

Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, both born in the Mexican state of Jalisco, met while working for airlines with adjacent offices in Los Angeles. They shared a passion for cooking, and they...
Quinoa Los Angeles

Top Los Angeles Dining Options Between Lunch and Dinner

Have you ever been stuck hungry in the midst of that no-man’s land time between lunch and dinner with no good restaurant options? Or perhaps you’ve just had a mental block as to what...
Mexican Food Los Angeles

La Casita Mexicana Chamorros de Res Adobados (Food of the Week)

Instead of stepping into the snare of a restaurant offering a limited menu at a poor value for Valentine’s Day, as so many people do, I took my Valentine to Bell to experience the...
Food Event Los Angeles

East LA Meets Napa 2012 @ Union Station

AltaMed Health Services Corporation enjoyed the best turnout yet for their East LA Meets Napa fundraiser, drawing 1600 Angelenos to Union Station to celebrate Latino chefs and winemakers. The event raised funds for AltaMed,...
Mexican Breakfast Los Angeles

La Casita Mexicana (Breakfast): Brilliant Chilaquiles in Bell

The most frustrating aspect of covering restaurants is my inability to eat where I want, since a good chunk of my career revolves around what’s new or upcoming. Proven winners would make my regular...