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.
12 hours ago | Mexican Cuisine
Today the James Beard Foundation announced their annual list of America's Classics award winners, and our own Guelaguetza is among the recipients for 2015. The award is meant to honor "regional establishments, often family-owned, that a...
14 hours ago | Japanese Cuisine
After three years of sitting empty, one of the best restaurant locations in Silver Lake is welcoming customers again. The building on Silver Lake Blvd. hasn't been in use since Reservoir closed its doors back in 2012, but as of this past weekend Y...
3 days ago | Fork Lift
It's funny the tropes we adhere to and never question. One of those in American cookery is this: Beer goes with greasy, hearty food, while wine goes with refined food. We're still not sure where cocktails fit in. Which is why the menu at the new E...
4 days ago | Food in the Media
Alan Richman, GQ's restaurant critic, has more than doubled his Best New Restaurants list this year, and instead of getting the 10 best new eateries according to Richman we now get 25. The print edition of the list will be on newsstands tomorrow, ...
6 days ago | Food News
The biggest food world news this weeks was undoubtedly the announcement of this year's James Beard semifinalists. L.A. has a ton of restaurants and chefs being considered for nominations, including Curtis Stone's Maude for Best New Restaurant, The...
8 days ago | First Look
There are plenty of transportive restaurants in Los Angeles, plenty of places where you could look around and imagine yourself to be in Korea or Mexico or Russia. Napoleon and Josephine, the new Melrose Ave. restaurant that opened in December, is ...