July 28, 2009 |
Culver City has been an epicenter of filmmaking from the silent era through the present, with Sony Studios a major resident of the area, but in recent years a vibrant redevelopment has turned this area into a star attraction of galleries, theaters, shops and many of L.A.'s hottest restaurants. Foodie haven Ford's Filling Station (9531 Culver Blvd.,  202-1470, www.fordsfillingstation.net) began the Culver restaurant renaissance with its inspired gastropub fare.
January 21, 2013 |
Starwood Hotels and Resorts rolled out a discount this month that features prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at restaurants including J&G Steakhouse at the W Washington, D.C. , and Kelvin at the W San Diego. The deal is good for three-course meals at 75 restaurants around the country for members of the hotel group's loyalty program, which is free to join. The deal: Show a Starwood Preferred Guest card (or proof of membership on a smartphone) and have lunch for $20.13 and dinner for $30.13 at selected restaurants.
October 20, 2012 |
The last undiscovered ethnic culinary enclave in L.A. might be a dozen-plus Belizean restaurants in the South Los Angeles area, a "Little Belize" offering the multi-culti flavors of the tiny country formerly known as British Honduras. Drive south from the 10 Freeway down Western Avenue to the limits of South L.A. and into Gardena you'll encounter a cache of Caribbean culture, where food is ordered in Belizean Kriol, an English-based Creole language that teases but evades comprehension.
November 10, 2011
Here are the details for some of the restaurants mentioned in this article: A-Frame, 12565 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 398-7700, http://www.aframela.com Aburiya Toranoko, 243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 621-9500, http://www.toranokola.com Eva, 7458 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 634-0700; http://www.evarestaurantla.com Ink, 8360 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 651-5866, http://www.mvink.com Lukshon, 3239 Helms Ave., Culver City, (310)
December 27, 1994 |
Late Gift Ideas: Did Christmas come and go before you found that something special for that special someone? Don't worry: San Francisco-based Spectrum Foods is offering gift certificates throughout the holiday season that are valid at 14 restaurants statewide, including Prego in Irvine and Tutto Mare in Newport Beach.
December 20, 2012 |
DineLA's restaurant week returns from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, with prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from more than 250 restaurants across the area. It's a good time to try those restaurants that have been on your radar, but might be a little out of your price range. Participating restaurants from Long Beach to Los Feliz will offer lunch menus priced at $15, $20 and $25, and dinner menus priced at $25, $35 and $45. This year's line-up features restaurants such as Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake, the recently renovated Bel Air Bar and Grill , Farmshop in Brentwood, Sotto on Pico Boulevard and its Peruvian neighbor Picca . The roster also includes Rivera in Downtown, Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA, Night + Market , Suzanne Goin's Lucques in West Hollywood and more.
August 13, 2011
On a recent visit to Vancouver, Canada, we came across this gem. Vancouver Community College has a culinary arts department that teaches students to be chefs. It has two restaurants: J.J.'s and Wild Salmon. We ended up eating lunch at one and dinner at the other in one day. The food was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable. I had a wonderful sunflower seed-encrusted halibut for $11, and my wife had a fantastic salmon steak, also $11. The menu changes daily. If you call ahead, they can tell you what is fresh that day. They also have a full wine list.
August 30, 1992
It was a welcome change to read Charles Perry's positive review on Tulipe ("Stop and Smell the Tulip," July 19). It seems that most critics are kicking restaurants while they're down, rambling on about how nervous the chef or the owners look. Almost every restaurant in town is hurting so badly financially that they're having to cut everything back to the bone merely to make rent and payroll. ANNETTE GALLARDO Torrance
October 31, 2012 |
If restaurants aren't already using technology such as touchscreen tablet menus, digital loyalty programs and in-store Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions, they should probably start, according to a new report. The majority of consumers surveyed by research group Technomic said that eateries should integrate more technology in their restaurants. More than half said they expected to use more ordering kiosks, computerized take-out trackers and other digital options when eating out down the line.
November 27, 2013 |
Wish that turkey would just cook itself? Tuckered out after hours at the mall? That's why many American restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving and serving up special bargains on Black Friday. On the holiday itself, Boston Market will serve up a full Thanksgiving meal for dine-in patrons while also dishing up takeout. Buca di Beppo, open at 11 a.m. and taking reservations, will offer Italian-style Thanksgiving fixings. At Claim Jumper, there will be a three-course dinner on Thursday.