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 check in with Allumette chef Miles Thompson. Chef Miles Thompson eats a lot of Asian food. While his internationally-influenced menu at Allumette, the highly ambitious ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (coming out Oct. 3), we'll be bringing you periodic lists of some of the best things we've found to eat and drink around town. Ice cream sandwiches and bowls of tsukemen, fish tacos and dan dan mian, cups of boba and glasses of booze. Read on. Are you th ... More >>
Many of us don't eat at "best new restaurants" too often here in Los Angeles, because normally they're pretty good but also hard to get into and pricey enough to damn us to a subsequent month of beans and rice. Instead, we eat superior beans and rice from our favorite Yucatan restaurants -- and bow ... More >>
Non-profit organization Project by Project will bring back its annual tasting Plate by Plate, now in its 11th year, this Saturday, August 3, inviting Angelenos to feast for a good cause at Vibiana. Many of the city's notable restaurants both familiar and new, such as Allumette, Petty Cash Taqueria, ... More >>
During my last visit to Allumette, the Echo Park restaurant featured in this week's restaurant review, there were exactly two meat-free items on the menu. Chef Miles Thompson serves a short, ever-changing menu, and there are times when I've seen perhaps one other salad on offer as well, but the brie ... More >>
The Vagrancy Project founder has talent to spare
This week, our restaurant review considers Allumette in Echo Park, the new spot from young chef Miles Thompson. To get the full rundown on this somewhat astonishing restaurant you should read the full review. Or turn the page for a synopsis.
Allumette, the new Echo Park restaurant from chef Miles Thompson and owners Bill DiDonna and Charles Kelly, will open its doors this Thursday, January 31. The restaurant is the more permanent version of the Vagrancy Project pop-up, which also took place in the Allston Yacht Club space that Allumette ... More >>
Every year dining trends come and go -- on the suface 2012 might not have looked like the most eventful year, aside from the foie gras ban and some high-profile restaurant closures. But like the Santa Ana's, the winds of change are forever blowing in L.A., and the seeds of what will likely arrive in ... More >>
Echo Park's dining scene is getting yet another big boost with news that Allston Yacht Club, recently home to chef Miles Thompson's pop-up Vagrancy Project, will reopen in January 2013 as Allumette, a brand new restaurant helmed by Thompson, complete with a new menu and a redesign of the space.
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Has the age of the pop-up restaurant already passed its prime? These days, when a seat at LudoBites garners the same demand as playoff tickets at Staples Center and Wolvesmouth chef Craig Thornton finds himself rebuffing weekly offers from Vegas investors looking to commercialize his underground din ... More >>
There are a lot of art shows around town well worth checking out. Miles Thompson's show, "CA," at La Luz de Jesus on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Feliz runs through Sept. 30. More images from the opening here. Luke Chueh's "Paintings of Hope" is at Gallery 1988 on Melrose and LaBrea. More photo ... More >>
For the week of November 9 - 15
For the week of November 30 - December 6