Monthly archives: February, 2017

Marla Jo Fisher: I want my dinner parties back

Do you ever watch those TV shows where people have elegant dinner parties with all the china and crystal goblets sparkling, and the wit sparkles too? I used to have those kinds of soirees, albeit on a modest scale. That was before the Northridge Earthquake destroyed all my crystal wine glasses, and that peculiar force …

Brad A. Johnson: Chada Thai serves up an authentic menu in Little Saigon

When Chada Thai opened in Little Saigon in July in a 30-seat storefront next door to the sprawling Vietnamese mainstay Brodard, the owner hung a large banner above the door advertising “Thai Food.” Next to that another sign declared: “Now Opening, By Thai People.” The message was clear: Yes, this is the epicenter of Vietnamese …