The chef's stint at Noma is a clear influence but the execution sometimes trips him up.
This week, our review considers Girasol, the new restaurant from CJ Jacobson in Studio City. You can read the full review over in the food section, or get an abbreviated taste below. Chef: CJ Jacobson is best known as a Top Chef contestant, having appeared in both seasons three and ten. In between, ... More >>
jamesjustinSausages await consumption If you've been to Hot Doug's in Chicago, then you already know the adage. "There are no two finer words in the English language than 'encased meats', my friend." True. And if there's anything in this world that could possibly trump a fresh, handmade saus ... More >>
Steven ArmstrongChef CJ Jacobson has fun with liquid nitrogen at the third annual LABFS Saturday marked the third annual L.A. Beer Float Showdown. And unlike last year's showdown, which featured four local beer bars, this year's competition teamed five L.A. chefs (including three Top Chef alu ... More >>
Food GPSA scene from last year's showdown at Verdugo Bar No LA Beer Week would be complete without an LA Beer Float Showdown, just as no ice cream would be complete without... beer? A sugary sacrilege to some, and a boozy benediction to others, beer floats symbolize the unique strain of genre ... More >>
James Beard Foundation Chances are very few of us will ever get the opportunity to dine at the The James Beard House. Forget the fact that it's three thousand miles away in New York's Greenwich Village; even if it was in your backyard the fact is that James Beard events are typically reserve ... More >>