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.
3 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...
5 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...
6 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...
7 days ago | Food News
The James Beard Foundation announced their 2015 nominees this morning, and Los Angeles is well represented. The awards themselves will be presented in New York on April 24 (for books and journalism) and Chicago on May 4 (for chefs and restaurants)...
7 days ago | Fork Lift
The purest expression of chef Gary Menes' vision comes early in a meal at Le Comptoir, the new, permanent iteration of what had been his transient pop-up restaurant. Following a small amuse, perhaps a blistered shishito pepper over a tablespoon or...
11 days ago | Food News
Starbucks learned the pitfalls of tone deaf pseudo do-gooerism this with with their "race together" campaign in which baristas were supposed to write "Race Together" on customer's drink cups and then try to engage them in discussions about race. B...