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.
14 hours ago | Animal Welfare
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. It sounds like something dreamed up by a television producer in the 1950s: Valor, the Tiny Sheriff Horse. Along with her trainer, Victoria Netanel, and the other mini...
14 hours ago | Science
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. When we look up at the bland façades of office buildings around L.A., it's easy to imagine accountants and insurance salesmen toiling away inside. But in this particu...
2 days ago | Awards and Contests
The James Beard Awards took place this evening in Chicago, and Los Angeles got no awards!!! (This is not entirely true. Guelaguetza won an America's Classic award, which is awesome. But we knew that was going to happen, it was announced a while ag...
2 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
Chef Jason Neroni has been busy on his Instagram account teasing us with photos of the upcoming Catch & Release, his seafood project with restaurateur Bill Chait in the old Paiche location in Marina del Rey. Today word comes that the restauran...
5 days ago | Food News
Twitter has launched its own food-dedicated account. Thus far the account has mainly been used to retweet other food folks, people that you're probably already following if you're food obsessed enough to follow a Twitter food account. But it's sti...
6 days ago | Kitchen Tools
The owners of Dog Haus have big plans. They already operate three company-owned locations in Pasadena, Old Pasadena and Alhambra, and there are five franchise restaurants in greater L.A. On May 5, the first out-of-state franchise location of ...