Besha Rodell has been LA Weekly's restaurant critic since 2012. She is Australian by birth, and has lived and eaten in Melbourne, New York, North Carolina, Atlanta, and too many other places to mention. She has been writing about food for over a decade, during which time she has received multiple awards, including a James Beard Award in 2014. She likes tacos. And whiskey.
1 day ago | Brunch
If you're a practicing Catholic, Easter Sunday is the day you get to gorge on everything you gave up for Lent. If you're not, it's still an excuse to splurge on a mammoth brunch. In L.A., the options for places to brunch on April 5 are as di...
1 day ago | Awards and Contests
Food & Wine magazine has just announced its ten Best New Chefs of 2015, and L.A.'s Ori Menashe is among those named. Menche opened Bestia along with his wife Genevieve Gergis and restaurateur Bill Chait in late 2012. Before that he was th...
1 day ago | Fork Lift
The men at the table next to mine are having a hard time with the everything-is-meant-to-be-shared mantra that the waiter's pushing. "I understand how you'd share a charcuterie plate," one of them says, "but how do you share a burger? Cut it in ha...
5 days ago | Food News
McDonald's has launched a line of clothing, for humans and dogs. Over on Eater national, Dirt Candy chef Amanda Cohen looks deeply into the question of when a new restaurant should be reviewed, and how the ever-earlier reviews impact the bus...
6 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
When you think of the stretch of La Brea Ave. near the corner of Beverly Blvd., it's likely furniture and design stores come to mind. When you consider food in this part of town, you might think of the upscale restaurants nearby on Beverly, such a...
7 days ago | Events
We all know how hard it is to get Coachella tickets. Beyond the financial commitment, the festival is such a hot commodity that tickets this year sold out in a record 40 minutes. You can buy them on Craigslist or Ebay if you're willing to pay stee...