Check out Anne Fishbein's photo gallery of Assaf Granit and Uri Navon's Israeli dinner.
On their first trip to Los Angeles, Israeli chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon wasted no time in getting to know some of this town's culinary habits. They shopped at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, partnered with ... More >>
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The Resnick Pavilion, the newest building and the only single-story one on the Los Angeles County Museum's campus, was closed to the public this weekend. But if you looked in the window, you would have see ... More >>
On a recent episode of his podcast "Go Fork Yourself," Andrew Zimmern -- host of the Bizarre Foods series -- reveals his list of Los Angeles restaurant picks in something less sensational than we've come to expect from the Travel Channel guide to unfamiliar foods around the world. In fact, it's so s ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has just announced their semifinalists for the 2013 chef and restaurant awards. To be clear, this is not a list of nominees, but rather a list from which the nominees will be chosen.
L.A. has quite a showing, in the national categories as well as in our region.
For Bes ... More >>
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Los Angeles readers may be forgiven for thinking that Dana Goodyear is a food writer. In The New Yorker, where Goodyear has been a staff writer since 2007, she's written about Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the chef ... 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 >>
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 >>
This week, in place of a review, we're running an essay about the Southern food trend in L.A. and beyond.
A few weeks ago, the Southern Foodways Alliance held its annual fall Symposium, and the chefs asked to cook the dinner that kicked off the event were L.A.'s own Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. Wha ... More >>
As part of the ALOUD series at the L.A. Central Library, two of the L.A. dining scene's most controversial and beloved figures got together on Wednesday evening to finally set the record straight about their respective unorthodox paths through the culinary world during a program titled "Taking the K ... More >>
Ludo Lefebvre is a busy dude. His restaurant collaboration with Animal chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo is set to open in the next few months, with a possible fried chicken concept to follow. And his new cookbook, LudoBites, hit shelves last week. In celebration of the new book, we thought it would ... More >>
On July 1, the boom finally drops: The country's first statewide ban on foie gras goes into effect in California, making it illegal to serve or sell. For more on this, check out our critic Besha Rodell's consideration of the Last Days of Foie Gras.
In honor of the work by chefs and kitchen staff do ... More >>
The crowd that gathered last night at UCLA's Moore Hall to hear chefs Rene Redzepi and Lars Williams and Professor Amy Rowat give a lecture on food and science had more fun than is customary at most academic gatherings.
Redzepi, the chef and founder of Noma in Copenhagen, and Williams, the head of ... 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 >>
2011 was quite a year in the Los Angeles dining scene. If you had told us a year ago that we'd be eagerly wolfing down plates of alligator schnitzel, polenta sushi, and corned beef tongue sandwiches from a Michael Voltaggio shop with the word "sack" in its title, we wouldn't have believed you ... More >>
THE HUNGER: FOOD X FILM from Levi's Film Workshop on Vimeo.
Over the weekend, San Francisco art coalition Futurefarmers and artists from MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibition hosted a planting party for the new Margaret Kilgallen Memorial Farm. The party marked an unofficial opening to a seri ... More >>
You could file this one under the heading Fusion Cooking or maybe just Irony. Yotam Ottolenghi, the British chef and cookbook author, most recently of the book Plenty, will be in town next month cooking a dinner at Animal.
This is funny because Ottolenghi is justly famous for cooking stunni ... More >>
Son of a gun, Jon Shook can fish. But can he cook what he catches? Picking through the wreckage of a recalcitrant sanddab riddled with bones, the chef (Animal, Son of a Gun) at one point in the short documentary Fish turns to a pal and laments, "What I got going in my head is just not working." We ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
Midtown Lunch LANina's Foods wins Vendy Awards
The 1st Annual L.A. Vendy Awards were on Saturday, and Nina's Foods, from Nina Garcia, was named the winner, after serving pambazos and handmade, grilled quesadillas. The judges for the event were Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA; The Teenage G ... More >>
Other than the term "swine flu," we learned several very important things over the weekend: Bea Arthur (RIP) made a damn good leg of roast lamb, there is definitely a limit to how much grilled cheese one can consume, and that the Belvedere vodka served at our L.A. Weekend festival -- yeah, that stuf ... More >>
L.A.'s Original Farmers Market Cookbook: Meet Me at 3rd and Fairfax by JoAnn Cianciulli brings the focus of L.A.'s famous gathering place back to where it belongs. Instead of waxing poetic about the dancing fountain, shiny retro trolley, and other tools of faux urbanism that have hogged attention si ... More >>