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.
2 hours ago | Fast Food
Earlier this week, Redbird chef Neal Fraser gathered a bunch of L.A. food writers and bloggers and Instagrammers for what promised to be "a one-night-only dining experience with one of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs in a secret location." And that ...
2 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
Katsuji Tanabe is already a great example of the rich cultural jumble we call home. The half Mexican and half Japanese chef runs MexiKosher, which is of course exactly what it sounds like: a Mexican restaurant that's also kosher. Its location is n...
3 days ago | Fork Lift
"The thing we like to do at Pok Pok is give you a bunch of instructions to go with your food," our server tells us in a kind of jubilant but also apologetic manner, as he plunks down various ramekins and saucers and condiment caddies. He opines th...
7 days ago | Middle Eastern Cuisine
If you're a fan of the longstanding Falafel Arax in East Hollywood, chances are that part of the charm for you is the bare decor and the somewhat brusque service from owner Ardo Ohanessian or another member of his family. There's a longstandi...
8 days ago | Awards and Contests
Along with awards for chefs and writers and restaurateurs, the James Beard Foundation each year gives out Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian of the Year awards. Today, the foundation has announced the 2016 recipients of these awards, and L.A.'s...
8 days ago | Lists
Downtown's explosive growth has been one of the most widely discussed topics in the restaurant world for the past few years. Now we are beginning to see those planted seeds bear delicious, delicious fruit. What was once a scattered collections of ...