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What’s Cooking at Circa in Manhattan Beach
Knowing his audience better than they know themselves, Michael Zislis’ latest restaurant strikes a strong balance between sophisticated menus and a casual cocktail lounge.
Michael Zislis Bringing Octavio Becerra and Julian Cox To Circa in Manhattan
The yet-to-be-named restaurant is overtaking the owner’s Mucho Ultima.
Foodies With Benefits
23 L.A. and Bay Area Chefs Uniting in May For Foie Gras Tasting Menu Fight
On May 14, chefs like Michael Voltaggio, Ludo Lefebvre, and Doug Kean will each join with restaurants like Melisse and Animal to whip up competing foie gras dishes.
Why You’re Probably Not Shocked to Learn Palate Food + Wine Is Closed For Good
It’s become pretty difficult to trust what failing restaurants say these days.
What Could a Reincarnated Palate Food + Wine Possibly Need?
The restaurant unexpectedly closed before the weekend, but promises to reboot.
Pinot Bistro Closing After 20 Years, But First Manzke and Becerra Will Guest
The restaurant has come to the end of its lease after 20 years f service in Studio City.
Patina Celebrates 22 Years With Six Kitchen Alumni
Distinguished chefs, including Octavio Becerra, Eric Greenspan, and Walter Manzke, cooked for the big birthday celebration.
Win Two Tickets to Patina’s
Oysters, Pig, and Pinot
Tell us which is more kick-ass: the swine, the vine, or the brine, for your chance to win.
Patina Celebrates 22 Years With All-Star Alumni Dinner
Chefs like Walter Manzke and David Feau will each contribute a different flavor to a nine-course menu at Joachim Splichal’s surviving fine-dining restaurant.
Roy Choi Eats Korean BBQ With James Syhabout and Downs a Kush Cookie Before Bed
“Every kitchen that I’m at, any kitchen, if there’s something coming off the stove, you can bet my spoon’s coming out of that.”
The Other Critics
Virbila Sups in London; Jonathan Gold Takes Manhattan
Both of L.A.’s primary restaurant critics hit the road this week and like what they find.
What You Missed at L.A.’s First Cochon 555
Tim Goodell brought pork-fat ice cream, Lindy and Grundy held a butchering demo, and no belly left unstuffed.
What to Eat at Barbara Fairchild’s Farewell Tour Dinner at Eva
Fairchild held her last birthday dinner at the restaurant, so chef-owner Mark Gold is returning the favor with a celebration feast.
Peel, Becerra, Hirose, and Greenspan Face-Off Over Dessert
DineLA’s final “Quickfire” looks more like Jeopardy’s “Tournament of Champions.”
Brendan Collins and Octavio Becerra Square Off Over Cold Noodles Tonight at
The winning recipe will stay on Starry Kitchen’s menu through Restaurant Week.
What You Missed At Wolfgang Puck’s AWFF 2010
Jose Andres made decadent tacos, Spago roasted an entire goat, and Nancy Silverton wore a funny inflatable hat.
Where to Show Alain Giraud and Nancy Silverton Your Jazz Hands
Chefs will cook for one night-only at Herb Alpert’s restaurant while backed by live musicians.
The L.A. Times Is Already Over Offal
The paper also celebrates elevating “peasant food.”
Offal, Urchin, Italian Babybacks, and Cassoulet Hit L.A.’s Favorite Menus
Several popular restaurants are revealing their chef’s passions with new dishes.
The 27th American Wine and Food Festival is Back, October 3rd
The lineup for Wolfgang Puck’s stunning wine and food festival.