Lesley Balla | KCET
Los Angeles-based freelance food writer.
Post date: 2011-08-08T05:33:24-07:00
Fig + Olive is mammoth by restaurant standards, with olive trees in the main dining room, an olive oil tasting bar in the front, and a large patio. But one look around, and you'll realize it's all about the olive oil here.
Post date: 2011-07-28T05:50:26-07:00
It's no secret that Suzanne Goin knows her way around a summer menu. At Lucques, dishes change with each season--each week--depending on what she and her chefs find at the farmers' markets.
Post date: 2011-07-22T03:17:17-07:00
While you can get a bowl of tabouli and great shawarma at West Hollywood's new Mezze, chef Micah Wexler is quick to point out that his isn't a Middle Eastern restaurant.
Post date: 2011-07-13T10:23:09-07:00
If you've driven through Santa Barbara wine country, or at least saw the movie Sideways, there's a good chance you've heard of Hitching Post II in Buellton. The restaurant, owned by chef Frank Ostini since 1986 (the original opened in Casmalia in 1952)...
Post date: 2011-07-08T09:25:00-07:00
We're like you: We can't help but buy that entire flat of beautiful bright-red strawberries at the farmers' market, but when we get home, we can't find enough uses for them.
Post date: 2011-07-07T07:20:00-07:00
Since July is National Blueberry Month, a holiday we're more than happy to honor, we've been on the hunt for some of the best blueberry desserts in town.