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.
36 minutes ago | Fork Lift
Once, in New Jersey, a chef threw a dead fish at me. I was on a day trip to the Jersey Shore, and my boyfriend and I had saved our pennies to go to the fanciest restaurant in the beach town we were visiting, money we didn't really have. I...
4 days ago | Restaurant Openings & Closings
Venice is about to get a taste of Eggslut's long, long lines. According to a press release sent out by the RKF real estate group, Alvin Cailan's Egglsut will be taking over the 1,300 square foot space at 1611 Pacific Avenue in Veni...
5 days ago | Events
Our city's food festival schedule tends to run in cycles. Now that Labor Day is behind us, the huge fancy festivals — LA Food & Wine and the L.A. Times' Taste — are done for the year. But festival season never ends, and October brings us five ...
7 days ago | Fork Lift
Cassia is a spot that creeps up on you slowly. The space is so big and flashy, its feel so of-the-moment, it would be easy to down a few well-made cocktails and order a couple of dishes from the long, slightly overwhelming menu and think, “Nice pl...
8 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
Without a whole lot of fanfare, Cameron Slaugh slipped into the executive chef position at Osteria La Buca a few months back. This is usually a change that would be cause for great hype, given Slaugh's pedigree and ambition. The chef came from New...
12 days ago | Food News
In what can sadly only be called unsurprising, Alma's owners revealed today via an interview with GrubStreet that they will close after service on October 24. Ashleigh Parsons and chef Ari Taymor cite their ongoing lawsuit with a former frien...