Here's a delicious field trip that combines all the elements of an ideal Southern California picnic. Fresh-from-the sea proteins ready-to-eat. Bring-your-own wine and beer. And dogs are welcome. The Jolly Oyster is a fresh oyster and clam shackette just an hour north of L.A. on the 101.
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One of the hard truths reached while researching our 10 Best Sushi Restaurants list a few weeks ago was that Los Angeles has far too many superb sushi restaurants to ever be condensed into a single list. One area that felt particularly overlooked (with only one entry in the top ten) was the San Fern ... More >>
Does Los Angeles boast the best sushi in the entire country? If even Ferran Adriá is on our side, we can probably feel confident it's true.
The factors that allow our city to be blessed with such a ridiculous bounty are fairly apparent: proximity to superior fish markets, a healthy roster of mast ... More >>
You've got to hand it to St. Vincent Meals On Wheels. They know how to leverage a food trend to benefit charity. First, they hopped on the food truck bandwagon with Cart For A Cause, a weekly food truck featuring a rotating roster of top local chefs. Now, they're hosting Culinary Cause, a series o ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"The fetish object of the week? My money's on the uni goma tofu at the new Aburiya Toranoko in Little Tokyo, which is to say a smallish cube of firm, blackish tofu made from ground, toasted sesame ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh
1,800 pounds of dover sole.
1,200 Kumamoto oysters.
1,000 spiny lobsters.
500 pounds of smoked salmon.
40 pounds of caviar.
10 pounds of black truffles.
6 Spanish hams.
In case you didn't indulge in enough food porn yesterday with Nikita's insane Russian music video, here's a p ... More >>
These days, every time we walk into a supermarket, pharmacy or even drive past certain intersections of town, we're faced with an explosion of red and pink, well, everything: "Be My Valentine" cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, fake long-stem roses, and endless tins of ... More >>
Need a visual aid for your print edition? This week Jonathan Gold considers Laurent Quinoux's mercurial cooking at Bistro LQ ("Wild hare is strong meat: Cooked like this, it develops the divine stink of the woods in fall, of distant gunpowder, of erotic practices illegal in several Midwestern states ... More >>
Judging by the amount of flashes you see going off at restaurants these days, taking pictures of your dinner is about as common as actually eating it. Maybe there are a lot more people arting out their living rooms with framed photographs of Korean barbecue and Kumamoto oysters, pommes frites and la ... More >>