Garrett Snyder has written for L.A. Weekly since 2011 and joined the staff as food editor in 2015. He previously served as an editor at Tasting Table and Los Angeles, and his work has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, KCRW’s Good Food, Punch, and GQ. He studied film at Loyola Marymount University, with a minor in tiki drinks and cheeseburgers.
1 day ago | Fork Lift
At Aburiya Raku in Las Vegas, finding an empty table before midnight can be difficult. For years, the off-strip izakaya located in the city's small Chinatown district has been a popular late-night haunt for Vegas chefs and other food-world insider...
13 days ago | Best of L.A.
Are you sick of healthy food trends like kale salad and poké? If so, 2016 might be the year for you, a time when Los Angeles is rediscovering its torrid love affair with the wonderful magic that occurs when poultry meets hot oil. That’s not ...
29 days ago | Fork Lift
In 2014, the fast food chain Arby's launched a marketing campaign based on the catchphrase "We have the meats." You might know the commercials: Most feature a baritone narrator and visuals of thick-cut brisket. At a time when other fast food resta...
1 month ago | Fork Lift
For the past week or so, I've had the same dish stuck in my head, spinning over and over like a record on repeat. In Ethiopia, it's called bozena shiro — a lush, silky stew made from ground chickpea flour, clarified butter, a laundry list of fragr...
2 months ago | Fork Lift
It's dinnertime on a Tuesday evening, and I'm standing outside the Purple Haze Smoke Shop in Hermosa Beach kicking myself. After an hour spent crawling south on the 405, I showed up at Baran's 2239 — a tiny, strip-mall bistro that opened in March,...
3 months ago | Fork Lift
If there is an unwritten rule of the New American bistro, it is this: Thou shalt serve a gourmet burger. It probably will arrive on a brioche bun. It likely will include aioli and arugula. It almost always will be pricier than you think it should ...