Past Stories
Art’s Unfried Chicken is a healthier take on a Southern classic

Lyfe is Full of Surprises

Fitting healthy food into a quick-service concept is not as simple as it seems Art’s Unfried Chicken is a healthier take on a Southern classic By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) If you ask people about the things the...


Alexandra Nowell is one of very few women at the top of the craft brew biz
Photo by Nicholas Gingold

Raise a Pint for Gender Parity

Three Weavers Brewmaster Alexandra Nowell hosts a tasting party to help other women break into the industry Alexandra Nowell is one of very few women at the top of the craft brew bizPhoto by Nicholas Gingold By Christina Camp...


Steak is the name of the game at Dear John’s

A Real Class Act

Dear John’s carries the torch for classic cocktails and traditional American dining By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Steak is the name of the game at Dear John’s I wore a jacket and tie when I went to dine at Dea...



Second City Bistro’s stylish interior sets the tone for a romantic night out
Photo by Richard Foss

Second City Bistro’s Third Act

El Segundo’s original destination restaurant has matured into a steady kitchen with flashes of genius By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Second City Bistro’s stylish interior sets the tone for a romantic night outPh...


Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy

Passion, Chemistry and Bliss

Cocktail expert Josh Goldman says the secret to taste is technique By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy Even if you haven’t had a drink personall...


Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker Venice
Photo by Richard Foss

The Kitchen Behind the Bar

Firestone Walker makes fantastic beer, but can they cook? By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker VenicePhoto by Richard Foss Some things are destin...



Fried chicken is an art form at Pann’s (left plate) and Dinah’s

The Fried Chicken Faceoff

Dinah’s vs. Pann’s — which will rule the roost? By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Fried chicken is an art form at Pann’s (left plate) and Dinah’s I can imagine a conversation between two people who are fans ...


The beef Lounge Burger with aged white cheddar and the lamb burger each paired well with crisp onion rings, fries and a kale-heavy Caesar salad
Photo by Richard Foss

Burgers Done Right

Beef, lamb or cod, Burger Lounge lets the flavor of the meat speak for itself By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The beef Lounge Burger with aged white cheddar and the lamb burger each paired well with crisp onion rings...


The picture-perfect Italian breakfast bread pudding 
and green salad combo with an egg, aged Gouda and bacon sandwich and a cup of very good 
coffee
Photo by Richard Foss

A New Neighborhood Treasure

Rustic Kitchen is making all the right moves to become a local landmark By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) The picture-perfect Italian breakfast bread pudding and green salad combo with an egg, aged Gouda and bacon san...



Avital Ungar

A Foodie Adventure in Venice

From Blue Star Donuts to The Cook’s Garden, Avital Tours tracks the trendy and delicious By Christina Campodonico Avital Ungar For Avital Ungar, food and curiosity make a perfect pairing. The founder of Avital Tours, which ...






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