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.
7 hours ago | Hollywood
You know how when you walk down Hollywood Blvd. you see all kinds of stars on the sidewalk with the names of for-real movie stars and musicians but also you see a ton of names that you don't recognize and you wonder, "Who the hell is that?" Future...
1 day ago | Fork Lift
It's hard out there for a true devotee of wine. There's a whole generation of us who, in the midst of this current democratization of food and drink, have made it our mission to find interesting, defendable wines for $15 a bottle — and a concurren...
2 days ago | Holidays
Hooray, hooray, summer is officially here. With that in mind, we thought we'd gather all our summer eating and drinking intel into one place to give you, our dear readers, a guide for dining and imbibing in the hotter months. Outdoor dining ...
6 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
Chef Ray Garcia has had a lifetime of Los Angeles eating to inform him. Garcia recently left a six-year stint as chef at Santa Monica's Fig to open two new downtown endeavors with Sprout (restaurateur Bill Chait's company): BS Taqueria, which open...
8 days ago | Fork Lift
In a sea of shared plates, kale salads and foraged ramps, there might be no restaurant in town as of-the-moment as Birch, Brendan Collins' sleek newcomer a few feet from the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga. There are edible flowers in t...
9 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
Back in March, Barnyard Venice closed down when chef Jesse Barber left. (Barber later revealed that he was opening Dudley Market, a restaurant and market also in Venice.) After finding a new chef and undergoing a renovation, Barnyard is set to reo...