Past Stories
Bin 73 server Cassie Negrete really knows her stuff
Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Cassie for President

A delightful experience at Bin 73 earns the upscale snack bar and its helpful server my full support By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) The evaluation of presidential candidates is proceeding at a furious pace, with the ...


Jose Tavares of Me Gusta Mexican Food Specialties lifts 
a pot of fresh tamales at the Del Rey Farmers Market
Photo by Michael Kraxenberger

Tamale Paradise

The tiny, underrated Del Rey Farmers Market at Glen Alla Park offers big flavors and so much more By Jasmin St. Claire I’ve come to Glen Alla Park to find out if a tamale can change my life. A friend…


Bite of the Beast dinners blend contemporary flair with an old-world culinary zeitgeist

‘Bite of the Beast’

Locanda del Lago chef Gianfranco Minuz revives the lost American tradition of whole-animal cooking By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) Read any cookbook from a century ago and you’ll find tasks that are alien to modern ...



Abbot Kinney’s French Market Café transports diners to the south of France

No Subplot Required

The French Market Café is ideal for a romantic rendezvous … or a modestly priced light lunch By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) There’s a certain Internet site that asks people to rate the suitability of restaurants...


The Bentley Roll: spicy tuna, avocado, seared salmon, sesame dressing 
and sweet sauce

Sweet Fish is pretty sweet

Playa Vista’s neighborhood sushi bar gets high marks for quality, quantity and ambiance By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) One of the iniquities of mining towns of the American West was the company store — the sole s...


Phorage owner Perry Cheung (right) at the 
PPLA Food Fare
Photo by Michael Aushenker

The Pan-Asian Experience

Feast your way around the continent with Westchester’s Ayara Thai Cuisine and Playa del Rey’s Phorage ASAP By Michael Aushenker Pan-Asian cuisine has never been more popular in L.A. Luckyrice Los Angeles, an annual collabor...



Heather Roseborough specializes in cakes, brownies, 
wwtea cakes and gluten-free recipes
Photo by Richard Foss

Keeping it Fresh

Crave Dessert Company baker Heather Roseborough talks Gluten, Cupcakes and Banoffee Pie By Richard Foss If you rated kitchen tasks for their intimidation level, baking would be at the top of the list. Boiling is a cinch, anybod...


The seared ahi tuna salad at Del Frisco’s achieves an excellent balance of seasoning and natural flavor
Photo courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille

Not just for tourists

Its location is perfect for visitors, but Del Frisco’s Grille has a menu that will keep locals coming back for more By Richard Foss (Richard@RichardFoss.com) Some people take pride in never visiting their own city’s tourist...


Killer Café offers killer views of Marina del Rey harbor
Photo courtesy of Killer Café

Get a Nightlife

Killer Café isn’t your typical late-night diner, but it’s now serving big plates 24/7 By Mike Ryan A singles-only tenant policy at many apartment complexes set the tone the swinging ‘70s in Marina del Rey. Perhaps somewh...



Menu highlights include the mutton chop with English peas, pomegranate molasses and mint chutney
Photo courtesy of Belcampo Meat Co.

Sustainable Steakhouse

Belcampo’s new combination restaurant and butcher shop is a marriage of farm and table By Gillian Ferguson (Gillian.Ferguson@gmail.com) If paying $25 for a burger, a shot and a beer sounds unreasonable to you, then happy hour...






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