January 28th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
Our fabulous colleagues over at The Marquee blog snagged the recent details of a Louisiana sandwich outing by a certain fawned over vampire. Whatever he ordered - we've got our fingers crossed for blood sausage - we hope it didn't suck.
Read the FULL STORY: Robert Pattinson causes a stir at a Louisiana deli
December 23rd, 2010
10:30 AM ET
In a town obsessed with celebrity and publicity, there are a few well-known residents in Los Angeles who prefer their picture is never taken - Los Angeles Times food critic S. Irene Virbila is one. That professional anonymity ended Tuesday night when she and three others arrived at Red Medicine, a new Vietnamese restaurant in Beverly Hills. Virbila had her photo snapped and her party was turned away and refused service; a bitter pill to swallow for a restaurant critic.
Red Medicine is the latest project from Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman, Noah Ellis, previously of Michael Mina's restaurant group, and Chef Jordan Kahn, who counts stints with chefs Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz and Michael Mina on his résumé. So why would a brand new restaurant, with three high-profile partners, risk outing and angering the LA Times food critic, a fixture on the scene for the last 16 years?