Chef Zach Pollack of Silver Lake staple Alimento is finally pulling back the drapes on his long-awaited Echo Park newcomer, Cosa Buona. The casual Italian eatery is slated to open its doors Thursday, May 25, in the corner space on Sunset and Alvarado where Pizza Buona once operated. In this new space, the James Beard-nominated chef will roll out cl...

For the first edition of the LA Food Bowl festival, organized by the Los Angeles Times, the Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles intends to focus the attention on the excellence of our culinary products with two events dedicated entirely to one of the most appreciated Italian products all around the world: Olive Oil. While the brand Filippo...

Michael Dene knows a thing or two about vertical integration. The Long Beach restaurateur made a lifetime of work out of selling cheap lamps (like the kind you buy for your dorm room), building atop his father’s business by taking control of the entire supply chain. Instead of just buying cheap parts from China for his lamps, he became his own sour...

Rossoblu, the new restaurant from Sotto's Steve Samson (and one of our most anticipated restaurant openings of 2017) is slated to open to the public on May 17. At Sotto, Samson has always aimed for regional specificity in terms of the food of Italy, and Rossoblu is no different. The menu will focus on Bologna and its region of Emilia-Romagna. Samso...

Is Scott Conant the chef of record at the Ponte? Then the pasta al pomodoro is the elephant in the room, a plate of spaghetti in tomato sauce with which the chef has always been identified. The spaghetti has been praised on television by Anthony Bourdain and Ted Allen, among others; its recipe has been discussed in almost every publication and webs...

When: From Sunday, June 04, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Where: Free for Good, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Organized by : Hammer Museum In collaboration with : Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Entrance : Free Bringing together five decades of work—from her early Arte Povera experiments, to the enigmatic heads and faces...

L’olio extravergine d’oliva conquista la West Coast. In occasione della prima edizione del festival enogastronomico «LA Food Bowl» organizzato dal Los Angeles Times (al quale partecipa anche lo chef Massimo Bottura) e in anticipazione della seconda settimana della Cucina italiana nel mondo, l’Istituto italiano di Cultura della città californiana ha...

For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal-clear light of Venice, artists have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in Italy’s rich history and culture. The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views, on view May 9 through July 30, 2017, explores th...

Piero Selvaggio, in English, would translate Peter Wild, and absolutely wild must have seemed to the local scene the changes he brought about not only to Italian dining in LA but also to the products used to make those recipes. Piero’s restaurant is such a landmark in Los Angeles that one letter suffices to identify this temple of wine and Italian...

The majority of Hollywood actors are only successful at creating one or maybe two characters that are truly memorable over their entire careers, and that’s if they’re really lucky. However, Giancarlo Esposito is definitely the exception to that rule. He’s often been called a “chameleon”, which he actually likes hearing since it means that the roles...