As you may or may not have noticed, our 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants issue came out this week. Over the next few days we'll be highlighting a few categories drawing from the list. Today: Cocktails! There are a ton of restaurants on our list with fantastic cocktail programs, so make sure you check ... More >>
In the great tradition of the midnight countdown, L.A. has no shortage of ways to celebrate the end of the year, especially if you're looking to indulge heartily in beer, cocktails or a glass of bubbly. We've complied a list of some of the best options for those looking to get in their final drinks ... More >>
There are plenty of cocktails around town this time of year that play with traditional holiday flavors -- orange, cinnamon, mint. And mostly, they're cloying, or at best fun and balanced but not particularly interesting.
Is Ricardo Zarate's Mo-Chica deserving of the hype?
Our restaurant review this week is of Mo-Chica, Ricardo Zarate's new downtown incarnation of his super-hyped Peruvian street food joint. We'd love it if you'd give the full review a shot, but for those short attention spans out there, here's your Cheat Sheet.
Ricardo Zarate wants you to know something before checking out his new Mo-Chica. Slated to open Wednesday, May 30, it replaces an earlier version of the same name that closed yesterday. "Peru. It's in South America," says Zarate, mock-serious. "Its limits are Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and C ... More >>
Booze-themed cookbooks have never been terribly high on our everyday shopping lists, but there are those weekend moments when The Food of Morocco isn't quite what we're craving. Okay, that's not really true. We'd be content with Paula Wolfert's harissa any day of the week. But we're all for occasion ... More >>
B. HansenOsaka entranceOsaka, the new Japanese-Peruvian place in Hollywood, has the scariest entrance. It's very dark, and you have to cross over stepping stones in a pool of rippling black water. I subconsciously felt drawn to fall, and all the time I was in there, I worried about how I woul ... More >>
At Ricardo Zarate's restaurant, Peruvian meets the Japanese izakaya
With most of the city's top bartenders attending Tales of the Cocktail, this may be the worst weekend in Los Angeles to get a top-quality cocktail. So when they all get back, get thee to Eveleigh, which has, improbably, become a destination for great cocktails and good food amid one of the tackies ... More >>
Picca, Ricardo Zarate's west LA version of a Latin American cantina, opens June 25th. Where Mo-Chica is classic Peruvian food, Picca is decidedly modern, driven by small plates with a heavy Japanese influence. The menu is split into five sections, weighted toward causas shaped like sushi nigiri ... More >>
Bar Toscana Like a six deuce Impala with an electric engine, the 30 year-old Santa Monica restaurant Michael's is getting a serious infusion of the hot new thing. This Thursday, January 20th, Michael's will kick off a series of monthly guest bartender events featuring some of L.A.'s most tal ... More >>
Flickr user ChotdaPan de muerto Of all the world's costume-heavy seasonal holidays, Día de los Muertos is perhaps the least understood. Yet in Los Angeles, where makeshift memorials to the dead often appear overnight, Día de los Muertos is part of our cultural heritage. It's also an opportu ... More >>
Flower FilmsLes Blank, the foodie's documentarianThe foodie's documentarian, Les Blank, director of "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers," "All in this Tea," and "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe," which, though only 20 minutes long, is quite possibly the most perfect union of food and film ever capt ... More >>
High on the list of traditional activities during economic hard times has always been watching movies--and hitting the bars. This town is, happily, very good for both. But it's really no fun to toast the movements of the Dow with a $15 martini, so save a penny at one of Los Angeles' many watering ho ... More >>
Want to eat like Anthony Bourdain, but can't afford to fly halfway down the globe for lunch? Well it's a good thing you live in one of the most diverse cities on the planet.
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