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
Did you hear? Jon and Vinny's opened this week! And everyone is talking about it. John Birdsall this week wrote an open letter to Owen Van Natta, a tech guy who owns a ramen restaurant in San Francisco. Why should we care? Because it gets to...
3 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
A few weeks back, Eater reported that musician Moby had taken over the space on Rowena Ave. in Silver Lake that had long been dormant. The cool space-age blue building was for years a project in the works called Silver Take that had tables and cha...
4 days ago | Sandwiches
L.A. has always been a great burger town — some would say the burger capital of the universe — but in recent years, we're making a dedicated push to become a truly stellar chicken sandwich town. The march to chicken sandwich greatness has be...
5 days ago | Fork Lift
What a world we live in, that a bowl of noodles and broth could be so contentious. It may just be the company I keep, but neither Hillary and her right-pointing H nor Drake and Madonna's kiss has inspired such passionate discourse as the controver...
6 days ago | Pizza
In last year's Best of L.A. issue, we gave Pizza of Venice the distinguished accolade "Best stoner pizza." In honor of 4/20, here's a look back at what we had to say: Is there any pizza that isn't, in some way, stoner pizza? Perhaps not. Yet ...
9 days ago | Best of L.A.
Summer living -- and eating -- in Los Angeles is sweet. From sweeping seaside and rooftop views to Spanish-style patios and glamorous Hollywood hangs, Los Angeles offers an amazing selection of restaurants where you can take in the sights on your ...