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Beyond Typical Product Placement: Vino-Focused Film Launches a Wine Brand

Producer Gene Kirkwood, writer-director George Gallo and Broadway producer Kevin Kinsella are prepping a canned wine called 'Chasing Crush' alongside a movie of the…

Garden Dining Oasis Fia Opens in Santa Monica

Nightlife impresario Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins have created a dining oasis with an expansive patio and Cal-Med menus at Fia in Santa Monica.

Malibu Wine Country Suffers Significant Damage Amid Fires

"We are still in the process of gathering information from our membership about how they fared in the fire," says Greg Barnett, president of the Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Growers Alliance and…

Donald Trump’s “Best Taco Bowl”: An Origin Story

Invented by the founder of Frito, co-opted into a caloric bombshell by Taco Bell, the bowl a la Donald isn't even on the Trump Tower Grill menu at all.

How Cabo Is Making a Post-Hurricane Comeback

Hurricane Odile made mincemeat of Mexico's upscale resorts in 2014, tossing boulders into infinity pools and ripping roofs off presidential suites. A year later, the peninsula playground a two-hour…

Best Sunset Dining in L.A.: Ranked by Hollywood Insiders

For an al fresco experience, the views are always stunning, but the food, oftentimes, not so much. THR stacks up these 11 seaside outposts on a culinary scale.

Anthony Bourdain’s CNN Show Inspires Rush of New Culinary Series

Everyone from FYI to Travel Channel is looking to duplicate the success of 'Parts Unknown'

‘Hannibal’: Meet the Chef Who Makes “Cannibal Cuisine” Look So Delicious

"Even if, ultimately, Hannibal is cooking human flesh, a lot of people say that when they see the food sequences, they wish they were at the table," says Jose Andres, one of many L.A. culinary stars…

Boost Your Carnivore Knowledge

HOLLYWOOD STYLE: Everything you ever wanted to know about beef but were afraid to ask.

Hollywood Hideouts: The Lakers In-Spots

A trio of eateries are putting ?Staples-adjacent dining on the map, drawing Lakers lovers who want outstanding food and buzzer-beating three-pointers.