Rachel Wolcott

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Squeaky Bean opens Monday

    Lori Midson Johnny Ballen, owner of The Squeaky Bean, which opens Monday morning at 3301 Tejon Street in the former Mondo Cafe space, finds it amusing that everyone seems to think his new spot is a java joint. "I'm having fun with all the guesswork," he told me yesterday over Squeaky spritzes, a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    The Duo crew plans to take over Aix

    Yesterday, I noted that Aix's website had gone dark -- as its dining room was last Saturday night. But because 17th Avenue is such a solid restaurant neighborhood, I don't think anyone out there thought the space would stay empty for long. I just got off the phone with Keith Arnold, owner (along wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Aix goes dark

    Just got word from a sharp-eyed tipster in the 17th Avenue neighborhood that something appears to be going on at Aix. Or, more to the point, nothing seems to be going on at Aix. I hit this place, which won our Best Taste of Provence in 2007, a few weeks back for Second Helping, since chef/owner ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 18, 2008
  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    French Kiss

    Simple pleasures add up to a perfect meal at Aix.