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.
1 day 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 ...
4 days ago | Coachella
The guy across from me at the dinner table has spent most of his career in the music industry. He and his brother run a record label, one that for more than 20 years has been turning out music you've certainly heard of. But what he really wants to...
5 days ago | Coachella
L.A. Weekly's Coachella team had a blast rocking out to AC/DC, getting our swerve on in the craft beer garden and stepping over passed-out bros in the Sahara tent. But we would have had an even better time if we had gone into the weekend armed wit...
8 days ago | Food News
Gawker this week published a long, impassioned rant against the Food Babe blogger, which prompted a long, impassioned email exchange between me and my mother in law, and probably you and your mother in law as well. The Food Babe's response is here...
11 days ago | First Look
In its early weeks, Knuckle & Claw had a hard time with supply. The first time I visited, I was greeted with a sign on the door saying that, due to weather in Boston, the day's lobster shipment had never arrived. There would be no lobster at t...
12 days ago | Fork Lift
So many new restaurants these days seem to be born almost exclusively of concept. That is to say, people build restaurants the same way they pitch TV shows: There has to be a twist, a cleverness, something to sell the damn thing. We in the food me...