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.
5 days ago | Where the Chefs Eat
Chef Phillip Frankland Lee loves the Valley. He grew up there, and recently moved his restaurant Scratch | Bar & Kitchen from Beverly Hills to Encino, where it will open on December 1. His plant-based restaurant The Gadarene Swine is in Studio...
12 days ago | Food Guides
Zagat, the longtime restaurant guidebook that's made up of user rankings, has just revealed its top rated restaurants in L.A. for its 2016 guide, and things look very different this year than they have in the past. N/naka takes the No. 1 spot (as ...
13 days ago | Fork Lift
In writing about L.A. restaurant tendencies over the last couple of years, the trend that seems the most incongruent — sitting as we are on the precipice of the great Pacific Ocean — is the proliferation of East Coast–style seafood joints. But in ...
17 days ago | Books
Despite sleep deprivation, jet lag, lost luggage, and what she fears might be the beginnings of a scratchy throat, Nigella Lawson beams rays of good energy as she sips a martini at the back of Petit Trois. Warm, funny and self-deprecating, Lawson ...
18 days ago | Delis
There are many ways people are appreciating and honoring our veterans today on Veteran's Day, and Langer's is getting in on the game. Langer's will serve full free meals to any U.S. veteran or active duty member of the military all day today until...
20 days ago | Fork Lift
I worry for Simbal. I worry that its location, just out of view from the street, will make it go unnoticed. Tucked into an odd corner of the warren that makes up Little Tokyo Village, it's hidden up some gray stairs and behind a large stone sculpt...