Besha Rodell is LA Weekly's Australian-born, New York-bred, Southern-fried, James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic. She likes tacos. And whiskey.
21 hours ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
Yesterday, the LA Times reported on chef Jordan Kahn's forthcoming project in Culver City, a 22-seat, $250-per-person restaurant called Vespertine. Kahn has always been a bounadry-pusher, and Vespertine looks to be his most ambitious, boundary-pus...
2 days ago | Kids in L.A.
For a while now, Elysian has been one of those tucked-away L.A. secrets, a kind-of restaurant that feels more like a garden party at a friend's house, that has gained popularity mainly through word of mouth. The Frogtown venture run by chef David ...
3 days ago | Fork Lift
It's the promise of what the Arts District is becoming, where magical spaces exist that combine art and food and drink and nightlife and architecture. And also chickens.
9 days ago | Meat
La Barbecue, the beloved Austin, Texas, spot that earned a place on Texas Monthly's list of the 50 best BBQ joints in the world (!!), is apparently planning a West Coast expansion, and it looks like L.A. is the lucky city. On the La Barbecue websi...
9 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
From strip mall falafel to fine dining.
9 days ago | Kosher
Lest you think pho houses have the lock on punny restaurant names, allow me to introduce you to Mazal‘rella, the kosher Italian restaurant that recently took over the former Scratch Bar space on La Cienega in Beverly Hills. Mazel tov! Mozzarella! ...