Small plates skyrocket in consumer popularity

Jewelry, iPods, that new key-lime flavored gum. The best things come in small packages. Joining those esteemed ranks is the small plates menu, evidenced in the food industry’s growing appreciation for it. Los Angeles is proudly participating in the trend. Small plates, referring to small portions of food served with much variety, first entered American […]

Fancier dining for those on a budget

For much of the semester, this column has covered the somewhat unsavory details of our never-ending relationship with food: misguided legislature, booming obesity rates, the ethics of meat consumption — the list goes on. These issues, though potentially confusing, divisive and frustrating, are still significant. After all, food is an integral aspect of life. But […]