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Star Chef Curtis Stone Hires the Formerly Homeless and Incarcerated at His Hollywood Restaurant

"You have to throw the whole notion of a background check away: I know you've been homeless. You may have gone to prison. That's all right with me," says the 'Top Chef' star of his staffing approach…

From Disney to Warner Bros.: What to Eat and Where to Sit at Studio Executive Commissaries

Who's got time to go off the lot? Staying on campus is more alluring than ever as THR's in-house dining expert offers a guide to the history, the vibes, the power chefs and the hot seats (look for…

Hollywood’s Top 25 Power Lunch Spots 2017

How's your table game? From Soho House to Sugarfish and Craft to Culina, THR unveils the annual survey of the town's top midday meal joints for dining and dealmaking. Assistants, please take careful…

UTA Signs Mega-Chef Thomas Keller From CAA (Exclusive)

The acclaimed chef owns the Bouchon family of restaurants in Beverly Hills, New York, Las Vegas and Napa Valley.

A Hollywood Assistant Dishes on the Groveling, Posturing and Ego-Saving Fibs Involved in Booking a Power Lunch

A former aide to a top TV exec reveals the high-pressure (but low-level) negotiations ("only suggesting places that were equidistant from [two power players'] respective offices") and manipulations…

How Beverly Hills’ Canon Drive Became the Hotspot for Hollywood Power Lunches

In June, New York's Lambs Club phenom Geoffrey Zakarian will open his first L.A. outpost on Canon Drive — where nearly a quarter of the eateries on THR's annual list are located — as the Beverly…

Polo Lounge Rises Back Into Power Lunch Ranks After Fizzled Boycott

Hollywood shunned the beloved Beverly Hills Hotel spot in 2014 over its owner the Sultan of Brunei's implementation of anti-gay laws, but the industry gradually has crept its way back to the…

How ‘Ghostbusters’ Writer’s Amy Schumer Comedy Came Together Over Lunch

Katie Dippold, who also penned 'The Heat' and scored a seven-figure deal for her untitled mother-daughter comedy also starring Goldie Hawn, "is much more shy than I expected" based on her scripts…

Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: Where ‘Dope’ Director Rick Famuyiwa, Charles King and Kim Roth Go to Talk Deals

Cecconi's, which rose to No. 3 on THR's power lunch ranking for 2016, is a crossroads for art, fashion, design, music and Hollywood, say the three regulars, who toasted their upcoming hacker drama as…

Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: Thomas Keller and Wolfgang Puck Dish on Dining-Room Drama

Puck — a proprietor of more than 20 fine-dining establishments worldwide — and Keller — owner of French bistro Bouchon — reveal where they'd go for a meal in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: 5 That Just Missed the List

From Tom Colicchio's Craft to Robertson Boulevard mainstay (and paparazzi magnet) The Ivy, these restaurants that didn't make the cut still have many industry players making pilgrimages.

Hollywood Power Lunch Spots 2016: 10 Newcomers to Check Out

The pack of recently arrived hotspots includes a wine bar from the Wally's wine wizards, Moby's Silver Lake vegan outpost and a Valley-Westside midpoint spot to replace the lamented Ammo.