In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"But the menu at Bäco Mercat, the new restaurant from Joseph Centeno of Lazy Ox, reads almost like a graduate exam in culinary poststructuralism, mixing flavors from Italy, France, and Western Chin ... More >>
F. FriesemaJonagold applesSome new small-plates restaurants are content to serve you hamburgers and fries. Others bring in influences from Singapore, Copenhagen or Tokyo. But the menu at Bäco Mercat, the new restaurant from Joseph Centeno of Lazy Ox, reads almost like a graduate exam in culi ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinthe invisible restaurant criticDear Mr. Gold:
I was wondering if you had any ideas for a place to eat after 10 p.m. in Little Tokyo or downtown. We're meeting a group of people for dinner after a movie, and we wanted to try something outside of the normal sushi/ramen/izakaya stuf ... More >>
If Flatiron Truck, with its earnestly sourced café fare, suffers from a touch of blandness, Global Soul Truck has the opposite problem. This pan-ethnic truck, repatriated from San Francisco, approaches food with a gleeful "more is more" abandon, but sometimes, a little less can be a whole lot mor ... More >>
LA Weekly flickr pool/djjewelzpigs' ears at the Lazy Ox
Pigs' ear is this year's most fashionable meat, a staple not just in Sichuan cold cases but in Thai restaurants and French bistros, meaty taverns and chic wine bars. If you are planning on opening a modern gastropub without pigs' ear on ... More >>