Besha Rodell is LA Weekly's Australian-born, New York-bred, Southern-fried, James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic. She likes tacos. And whiskey.
5 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...
5 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
From strip mall falafel to fine dining.
5 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! ...
Restaurant Review: Sotto and Alimento Are Two of L.A.’s Most Dependably Excellent Dining Experiences6 days ago | Fork Lift
Two of the venues on my list of mainly Italian forthcoming openings are the work of chefs who already have made important contributions to L.A.'s Italian food scene.
7 days ago | Holidays
You forgot. You didn't know it mattered so much to him/her. You wonder why this is your damn responsibility in the first place. Whatever the reason, you screwed up and neglected to book dinner reservations for Valentine's Day this year, and now yo...
10 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
We missed Miles Thompson while he was gone. The chef left town after Allumette, the restaurant he ran in Echo Park, closed in June of 2014. He worked in Northern California for a couple of years, before returning last summer to take over the kitch...