Blue Lake

  • Food

    August 29, 2013

    Thai This Now: Coconut Rabbit

    Is the still-undiscovered Los Alamitos restaurant the best of its country's cuisine in OC since Thai Nakorn?

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Edwin's Top Five Restaurants of 2011

    Meranda Carter​End-of-year lists like these are fun to do, but hard to write because it is always difficult to just pick 5 of anything, let alone restaurants in a year full of great meals. This year, I used the same measuring stick as last year: in picking my five, I asked myself this question: "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Five Great Minnesota Versions of Hotdish (a.k.a. Casserole)

    ​As winter approaches, with its occasional rain and frigid mid-50s-high temperatures, people break out the sweaters, boots and think about hot, stick-to-your-ribs food. In the winter, a lot of baking happens and a lot of lasagne, but when it's chilly out, I think of the time I spent in Minnesota a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Five Foods That Taste Better Processed

    Flickr user xiaming​I love fresh food. I love cooking from whole ingredients. I go slightly insane when I can't have plenty of fresh vegetables with my meals, and I live in Southern California, where we have a year-round growing season and farmers markets that make even people from other produce-r ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    St. Roy Chef's Pub Is the Cure for the Common Gastropub

    You can get great food, excellent beers and top-flight wines at this San Clemente bar—just don't call it a gastropub

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Beans!

    Dave LiebermanBlue Lakes and wax beans​Beans, beans, good for your heart;The more you eat them, the more you fart.The more you fart, the better you feel,So let's eat beans at every meal!Now that I'm done regressing back to the fourth grade here, it is prime bean season, and by beans I mean string ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    At the Farmers' Market: Sausage

    I used to work in far north Glendale, near the border of Montrose. One of the joys of being up there was the existence of Schreiner's, a German sausage and meat shop with a small deli on one side where you could buy cheap, amazing sandwiches, and Berolina Bakery, the only Swedish bakery in L.A., rig ... More >>