Chi SPACCA, a restaurant concept that grew out of chef Chad Colby's wonderful salumi bar nights at Mozza's Scuola Di Pizza, opens tonight over at the Mozza compound between the Osteria and Mozza 2 Go.
The restaurant is very much based on the format that Colby came up with for this Thursday night s ... More >>
The country's roving pig-themed culinary festival, Cochon 555, is returning to Los Angeles for another year on May 5, bringing with its its celebration of nose-to-tail cooking and sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs.
Over the past few months, you've watched us catalog our 100 Favorite Dishes. Catalog being a lovely term meaning eating our way across this town, well, even more than usual. And because we thought you might want a better way to access these, we've collected all one hundred into one piece, a menu if ... More >>
This week's restaurant review takes a look at the Scuola Di Pizza, and in particular their Thursday night salumi bar, a project by chef Chad Colby that will go from one to four nights a week in January. We hope you'll find time to read the review in its entirety, but for the attention and time-depri ... More >>
Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the salumi night that Scuola Di Pizza chef Chad Colby has been hosting on Thursday nights will go to a four-night-a-week format, open every Mon.-Thurs. from 6-10 p.m. The change cements the idea that Colby is doing something with his salumi bar that is its own restaurant conc ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"So basically there's a great feeling of satisfaction when I see a full plate of salumi being served." Chad Colby's Salumi Night at Mozza Scuola Di Pizza Goes to 4 Nights a Week.
"Gill added, 'in terms of popularity, it sprea ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4) -- and probably beyond, at this rate -- we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
39: Grilled Baby Goat T-bone at Mozza's Scuola di Pizza Salumi Bar.
There are a ton of reasons to stop by Mozza's Scuola ... More >>
Chad Colby, the chef in charge of Mozza's Scuola di Pizza as well as the Thursday night salumi bar, could talk about books for days. He says he looks for two things in his food books. "The first is photos. I'm a very visual person. So I get frustrated if there aren't good photos. The second is good ... More >>
This morning Adam Roberts, aka the Amateur Gourmet. posted an essay comparing communal tables to communism -- nice in theory, he says, not so great in practice. He's not the first -- here on Squid Ink last year, Elina Shatkin penned an op-ed expressing a similar opinion.
Roberts offers many reason ... More >>
From our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A.
On a Wednesday evening, 10 students sit along the counter at the Scuola di Pizza, the, yes, "School of Pizza" at L.A.'s premier pizza joint, Mozza. I'd like to say we're a varied lot, but that wouldn't be true -- we're uniformly w ... More >>
The Mozza compound on the corner of Melrose and Highland is L.A.'s version of Roald Dahl's chocolate factory. People go in and come out all the time, but so do the inventions. Focaccia, budino, porchetta. And starting tomorrow, you can add Chad Colby's salumi bar to the list. (Maybe they can invent ... More >>
If the air seemed a bit heavier with the scent of bacon along the Sunset Strip last night, it was due to the pork-centric carnival that rolled through the House of Blues on Sunday: the second annual L.A. stopover in the nationwide Cochon 555 tour, an event combining five chefs, five whole heritage-b ... More >>
Just when you'd managed to expunge -- via marathons and wheatgrass-and-spinach elixirs -- the last traces of Wilbur from your tract, the Cochon 555 roadshow is back for another round. This time, five local chefs, five heritage hogs, and five winemakers will tangle at the House of Blues on Sunday, M ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMaize cake Gambas at PlayaFood photography, as most of us who read food blogs these days know, is a lot harder than it sometimes looks. Restaurants so dim you need a flashlight to see your menu. Irate dinner companions who do not appreciate your Diane Arbus jokes while they're wa ... More >>
This week Jonathan Gold stops by the Scuola di Pizza to appreciate the whole hog dinners that chef Chad Colby orchestrates every Saturday, or pretty much every Saturday, within the inner sanctum of Mozza. One pig and the fruits thereof. Imagine.
A 10-hour roasted pork shoulder falls into shreds on ... More >>
A. ScattergoodNancy Silverton and her new cookbook at Mozza
Nancy Silverton, who is an over-achiever in much the same way as is, say, Malcolm Gladwell, has had a productive summer even by her standards. Mozzas in Newport Beach and Singapore recently opened; Amy Pressman's burger project, Shor ... More >>
Back in November, we sounded a gleeful "soooooooweeeee" when we learned that Los Angeles was confirmed as a date for the travelin' pig-palooza known as Cochon 555. For the uninitiated, Cochon 555 is a massive party suffused with the scent of molten pork, which we'll take over a shot of anything. ... More >>