LA might just be the most exciting food city in America. Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Venice have been popular dining destination for years, but Chinatown is the new up-and-coming culinary hotbed that boasts a diverse mix of high-quality American, Thai, Korean-Mexican, and Filipino restaurants. We share our favorite Chinatown restaurants that promise to deliver any equally memorable meal as any restaurant in the more publicized dining neighborhoods of LA. Read more.
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco is joined by San Francisco cocktail and spirits evangelist Yael Amyra. Yael makes a Between the Sheets and explains how sometimes all it takes is the warmth of a stiff drink to calm nerves and mend a relationship.
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.