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.
2 days ago | Food News
The biggest kerfuffle this week came about when Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri published a screed on Huffington Post claiming that almost all food writing sucks, there are no real critics any more, and it's not fair that more casual spots get high s...
2 days ago | Cookbooks
Jessica Koslow, the chef and jam-maker behind Sqirl, has just signed a two-book deal with Abrams. The first book is due out in spring, 2017. The first book will be a Sqirl cookbook and lifestyle book, which Koslow describes as "everything I ...
5 days ago | Fork Lift
We have not yet reached Peak Vegan in Los Angeles, though we're getting awfully close. There is, of course, the positive-thinking and grain-bowl mecca Cafe Gratitude, now with two L.A. locations and one more on the way. There's an option for speci...
9 days ago | Food in the Media
Which fen dining mainstay has a new chef and menu concept? Which food superstar just got on Instagram? What's the worst restaurant to work at in America (allegedly)? Find out in this week's food news roundup. The L.A. Times reports on a coup...
11 days ago | Food Politics
VICE's food site Munchies today delivered what may be the most thorough recent look at the foie gras issue, with a 40-minute documentary examining all sides of the issue. In this latest episode of their series "The Politics of Food," food writer a...
12 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
Since Paiche suddenly closed its doors in December, folks have been wondering what would happen to the space, which was a boon for the underserved neighborhood of Marina Del Rey. Today we get the news that Chef Jason Neroni and restaurateur Bill C...