Our 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants issue came out last week, and we're highlighting a few categories drawing from the list. Today: Chinese restaurants.
This is not a definitive list of the best Chinese restaurants in L.A., but it is a sampling of five that we think are each essential in their own wa ... More >>
Released by McSweeney's in December, Beck's Song Reader is not an album. Rather, it's a book with sheet music for original songs, which have not been recorded by Beck. (The dream of the 1890's is indeed still alive, and not just in Portland.)
His fans have had a field day playing them, and not lon ... More >>
One of the great things about the abundance of Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley comes in discovering unique menu items. These can range from hard-to-find distinctive regional dishes to the mundane that simply got lost in translation.
When it came to our attention that a restaurant w ... More >>
Daily Dish: No more starred reviews in the L.A. Times, effective now.
The Salt, NPR's Food Blog: Mario Batali settles lawsuit alleging he and business partner Joe Bastianich took employee tips.
Gilt Taste: What Francis Lam learned about food from the Notorious B.I.G. ("The milks was chocolate; t ... More >>
This week Jonathan Gold considers the study in ambition, cuisine and magazine-worthy menu art that is Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village in the San Gabriel Valley. Old Alley Pork. "Double tubes of squid." Jellyfish. Shark-lip casserole. One could go on.
It is the Chinese restaurant menu equivalent of a ... More >>
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The AlchemistSous Vide Egg Yolks With Arugula-Raclette PestoIn our two-part interview with Shanghai chef/restauranteur Kelley Lee, the Cerritos native told us about the trials of introducing gastropub burgers to a McDonald's obsessed city, opening a brewery when she knew nothing about craft b ... More >>
Kelley LeeLee Enjoying That Rare Home Cooked MealWhen we first spoke with L.A.-turned-Shanghai chef/restaurateur Kelley Lee, the 33-year-old was telling us about the more than half dozen American-style restaurants she's opened in China since moving there seven years ago. Not that it's all bee ... More >>
Kelley LeeLee Cooking With Family On Her Recent Trip Back To California As 33-year-old Kelley Lee casually rattles off the eight "concepts" that she has opened over the past seven years -- "a diner, a café, a Mexican restaurant, the brewery-gastropub with several locations, an Italian place, ... More >>
LiuzhouLaowaiThe Guardian reports that Malibu-resident Bob Dylan has had to cut his Asian tour short because the Chinese government prevented him from playing in Beijing and Shanghai.
According to the UK paper (quoting Hong Kong's South China Morning Post):
Dylan's planned tour of east Asia ... More >>
If you're the sort of person who stocks bottles of Oban and Talisker and Bunnahabhain the way some people hoard cans of soup, you're in serious luck. Whisky Live is coming to Los Angeles for the first time this month. It may sound like a sadistic fraternity drinking game, but it's really a rather ge ... More >>