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 | Delis
Jeremy Fall, the guy behind nightclubs Golden Box, Genesis, and the recently opened Nighthawk Breakfast Bar, is getting close to opening Tinfoil Liquor and Grocery in Highland Park, and it isn't your average corner store. While the front of t...
2 days ago | Restaurant News
Six months after opening, Sawyer on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake has a new chef. Sydney Hunter III takes over the kitchen as of tomorrow, replacing Alex McWilliams, who "stepped out of his role as Executive Chef several weeks ago due ...
2 days ago | L.A. Restaurants
Living in Los Angeles these days is an exercise in figuring out how much longer you can afford to live in a city that gets more expensive by the nanosecond. That's true of regular residents and its also true of restaurateurs. A few years back we c...
3 days ago | Fork Lift
Someone should give Santos Uy a prize. The restaurateur has made a practice of backing projects that have more personality in their door frames than many restaurants exhibit in their entirety. These projects include RiceBar, the Filipino rice-bowl...
4 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
When Frederic Soulies opened Pitchoun! Bakery, he aimed to bring a piece of his home country to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. But man cannot survive on baguette alone (to be fair, Pitchoun! serves far more than just bagu...
7 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
It's true that stepping away from something for a time allows you to see that thing in a clearer light. The grind of weekly restaurant criticism is one of the most pleasurable grinds around, but it is a grind. It's difficult to take pause and thin...