Canter’s Deli

I met three members of the Canter family last Thursday when they unveiled their new menu. Marc Canter and his sister Jacqueline greeted me near the Kibitz Room. Soon their cousin, Terri Bloomgarden, joined us. Look again – it’s not your typical grilled cheese – it’s a grilled mac n’ cheese, loaded with sharp cheddar…

The Truck Stops Here

During the lunch hour, I always see at least ten to twenty food trucks parked along Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and Hauser. I wanted to learn more about the neighborhood’s fascination with this dining alternative, so I spent the an afternoon talking to the chefs and managers of the culinary creations on wheels and the…

Fig & Olive Melrose Place

Halle Berry and I have something in common, we both enjoy dining at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. Almost every item on the menu is topped, sautéed or dressed with various olive oils. No butter is used at this restaurant. After a trip to the South of France last summer, Chef Pascal Lorange returned to…