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 | 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 ...
3 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...
4 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...
8 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...
8 days ago | Food Crawls
Our Best of L.A. issue came out this week, and there is so much deliciousness contained in the Food & Drink section that we thought it would be fun to turn it into a Best Of L.A.-themed road trip. Here's how you can get a taste of the best of...
9 days ago
If you're like us, you somehow inexplicably spend half your life driving to and from LAX. Perhaps you're a world traveler, or you have so many visiting friends that you're just an unofficial shuttle service. But either way, you're going to need so...