Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica provides the fodder for this week's restaurant review. We highly recommend reading the full review, but if you're strapped for time check out the condensed version below, which also includes a few extra tidbits.
Brunch is one thing that's done well in Los Angeles, a town that's very well-versed in mashups -- Carmeggedons I and II, for starters -- that grab more attention than should be necessary. And while it may not be the favorite meal service of chefs, this internal struggle is not transparent when you'r ... More >>
Where the Chefs Eat is an ongoing series in which we ask a local chef to give us his or her favorite dining options. This week, we talk to Josh Loeb, co-chef/owner with his wife Zoe Nathan of Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry and Milo & Olive, about where the two eat out when they're not cooking, at home, ... More >>
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 >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
60: Huckleberry's Green Eggs & Ham.
This breakfast dish, named for the Dr. Seuss book, has been on Huckleberry's menu since 2009, when Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb ... 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 >>
David Lynch has written at some length about his creative meditations and the fact that for many years they were fueled by little more than the chocolate milkshake at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. We're big Lynch fans. We think his films are beyond brilliant. Still we can't help but wonder at the height ... More >>
A. Scattergoodchef Evan Funke at Rustic CanyonChef Evan Funke is leaving Rustic Canyon, where he has been executive chef since 2008, and Milo & Olive, which he recently opened, effective Feb. 28. Funke (pronounced Funky) confirmed late last night that he's resigned, very amicably he'd have y ... More >>
A. ScattergoodBread At Milo & OliveSan Francisco sourdough? You may have noticed beneath that smoky (wood-burning oven?) haze, L.A. has a new whole grain baguette, flaky croissant (even at LAX) and yes, crusty sourdough advantage. Here are our picks for the 10 Best Bakeries in L.A.. It's the ... More >>
The folks who brought you Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry and Sweet Rose Creamery have now officially opened the exceedingly pretty doors of a new restaurant, a pizzeria named Milo & Olive, which begins serving lunch and dinner today.
Milo & Olive is thus the fourth Santa Monica eatery from Josh Loeb a ... More >>
J. KoslowPopshop Creations
With Southern California's sunny climate and proximity to Mexico, the paleta has been alive and well for decades. Now that the NYT has conveniently proclaimed that ice cream sandwiches are out and frozen-treats-on-a-stick are back in, we thought we'd look around L ... More >>
Jenn GarbeeSweet Rose's Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
It's almost summer. Pinkberry stores are closing at an alarming rate. We need ice cream reinforcements. Now. (Wednesday would work fine, too). Enter Sweet Rose Creamery.
On Friday, Squid Ink swiped a few sneak preview tastes from the much-an ... More >>
As the final hours of 2009 tick away, Angelenos dash off their New Year's resolutions like grocery lists. Food lovers are known to promise eating better and exercising more, but what to do the food makers of our city decree on New Years?
We checked in with some of our city's top chefs to find out ... More >>
The sparkling Italian wine Prosecco is often revered as much for its affordable price as for its food-friendly flavor. That may soon change. Beginning this fall with the 2009 vintage, Prosecco from a select region will obtain "Garantita" status. For the weekend wine buyer, it simply means a G will b ... More >>
Photo credit: TheBittenWord.comBBQ madnessMore restaurants are piling on the barbecue love we're seeing so much of this year. Add Rustic Canyon to the list. Owner Josh Loeb is turning the casually genteel Santa Monica restaurant into a hub of smoky action on Saturday, July 4 only, starting at 4:00. ... More >>