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 days ago | Fork Lift
On my way to Australia, I stopped by E.P. & L.P. The West Hollywood restaurant is located about midway between my house and LAX, so it seemed a smart use of time, especially given the connection between the restaurant and the country for which...
3 days ago | L.A. Chefs
Charleston's loss is our gain. According to the Post & Courier, Charleston S.C.'s daily paper, former Red Medicine sous chef Ari Kolender is heading back to Los Angeles. The chef left for his home state a few years ago, first working with...
7 days ago | Tacos
For lovers of Guerrilla Tacos, the usual beverage of choice to go with chef Wes Avila's creations is coffee. The taco truck with a cult following for its gourmet tacos has generally parked in front of the city's high end coffee shops during the da...
9 days ago | Awards and Contests
Once again, Los Angeles has made a very strong showing in Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list, just missing out on Restaurant of the Year (which went to AL’s Place in San Francisco), but taking coming in at number two and three. The "Hot ...
9 days ago | Fork Lift
Chef Ray Garcia has been hinting for years that he's capable of greatness. At Fig, in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, he spent the last half-decade turning out the kind of astute, farm-to-table stuff you'd expect from a decent hotel re...