3 years ago | Restaurant Reviews
When the economy crashed in late 2008, many of us had this hilarious notion that a new age might usher in some way of living that was deeper and richer, less wasteful and more authentic. But there is only one world in which that has come to pass: ...
L.A. Chefs Can't Get Any Respect From New York Publishers. Could Comme Ca's David Myers Break the Curse?3 years ago | Restaurant Reviews
I worked on a proposal for a cookbook with a well-known Los Angeles chef, whom I will call J. J. has a genius for intensifying familiar dishes, for transforming comfort food (via small, brilliant touches) into life-affirming food. J.'s recipes are...
6 years ago | Cheap Eats
Speranza is a little known Silver Lake treasure named not for Oscar Wilde's scribbler mother (whose pen name was Esperanza), but for a Milan restaurant loved by Jens Hommert, the German-born architect who, along with his Vietnamese partner Hieu Da...
6 years ago | Farmers Markets
For all of the tens of you out there wondering who is the skinny guy at the Saturday Silver Lake farmer's market selling all those gorgeous planting herbs (3 for 5$!) we have the answer. His name is Brandon Dimperio, he is 27 years of age and he h...
6 years ago | L.A. Restaurants
The other day I had lunch at Tavern, Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne's snappy newish eatery in Brentwood . I ate the New Yorker -- brisket, pickled onions and horseradish on a roll. The sandwich was good, but what made me even happier was the ba...