• Behind the Scenes at Tallula's Modern Mexican Restaurant
    August 22 at 6:15 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Located in what was, for decades, a Tex-Mex restaurant called Marix, Tallula's has a soaring dining room, a brightly colored bar with a large-screen TV and a margaritas-and-guacamole menu that screams "CANTINA" in the old-school American sense of…

  • Peek Inside Cosa Buona, the New Pizza Place From Alimento's Zach Pollack
    August 15 at 6:18 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    As one of the opening chefs of Sotto (along with Steve Samson), Zach Pollack had an obsession — which included importing a 15,000-pound Stefano Ferrara oven from Italy — that resulted in pizza many still believe to be the best in the city. When…

  • A Visual Tour of Rosaliné, the New Peruvian Restaurant From Ricardo Zarate
    August 8 at 6:11 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Peruvian chef Ricardo Zarate is back with Rosaliné, a West Hollywood restaurant named for his mother. The scale of the place is more moderate than some of the huge, sprawling restaurants he headed before, and it feels more personal as a result. The…


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  • Peek Inside Farida, the New Middle Eastern Restaurant in Hollywood From Bowery Bungalow's Chef
    July 25 at 9:24 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Farida, the new restaurant from Bowery Bungalow's George Abou-Daoud, is named for his Lebanese-Palestinian-Egyptian grandmother, and it aims to honor her legacy with food that nods to that broad heritage. We need people like Abou-Daoud to remind us…

  • The Best Food We've Eaten in 2017 So Far
    July 11 at 1:38 p.m. by LA Weekly

    A Middle Eastern–tinged eatery from the Madcapra duo. Evan Funke's latest palace of pasta. An ecletic eatery from Umami Burger's creator — with no burgers on the menu. An Indonesian small-plates restaurant. A kinda French kinda Californian…

  • Take a Visual Tour of Tao in Hollywood
    July 11 at 6:21 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tao, the outrageously over-the-top mini-chain that originated in New York, has seen its Las Vegas outpost become the highest-grossing and most profitable restaurant in America, and its New York locations aren't far behind. As of this past April,…

  • Behind the Scenes at Verlaine, Chef Diego Hernández's West Hollywood Restaurant
    July 5 at 6:25 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Los Angeles has always been home to the most diverse Mexican cooking in the country, so it's unsurprising that the modern and high-end evolution that's taken place in Mexico in recent years would manifest here as well. That evolution is well…

  • All the Food You Wish You Ate at Arroyo Seco Weekend
    June 26 at 5:59 p.m. by Jakob Layman

    "This is ... pleasant" was probably the best description I heard from day one of the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival. The grass was green, the breeze was cool, and it was an easy walk between the three stages and the many, well-curated food and drink…

  • The Beautiful People and Produce at the Santa Monica Farmers Market
    June 24 at 6:05 a.m. by Star Foreman

    There are a wealth of farmers markets in L.A., from the biggest and most famous Hollywood Farmers Market, which takes up blocks in all directions, to the nighttime South Pasadena Farmers Market, which lets you sleep in before heading over. The…

  • A Visual Tour of Mh Zh in Silver Lake
    June 20 at 6:01 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Aside from the hours-long line for Howlin' Ray's, the most easily derided wait for a table (or stool) in L.A. these days is the one being endured by the crowd at the door of Mh Zh. Don't have time to wait in line? Let us show you what you're…

  • All the Delicious Things We Ate at Tacolandia
    June 19 at 4:50 p.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tacolandia is one of the most glorious days of the year — it's like Christmas, but instead of toys you get tacos. The June 17 L.A. Weekly event brought together 100-plus taco vendors and thousands of taco lovers for a day filled with more tacos…

  • A Visual Tour of Electric Owl, the New Restaurant From Umami Burger's Opening Chef
    June 13 at 4:48 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    There was a time, a few years back, when cleverness seemed to dominate the New American food dialogue, and one of the voices at the forefront of that dialogue in L.A. was Ernesto Uchimura. He was the opening chef of Umami Burger, the chain built on…

  • Mile-Long Pizza Wins Guinness World Record
    June 11 at 6:27 p.m. by Star Foreman

    It was hell's pizza kitchen at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, June 10, as top pizza chefs Tony Gemignani, Giulio Adriani, Tom Lehmann, John Arena, Fred Mortati and Jimmy DeSisto, led by Fash Asvadi, director at, broke…

  • Peer at These Perfect Plates of Pasta at Evan Funke's Venice Trattoria
    June 6 at 6:28 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Evan Funke spent well over a year bringing Felix to life in the former Joe's location in Venice. The space is wonderful in the way only restaurants built in old houses can be, outfitted in warm brown leather booths and green botanical wallpaper…

  • The Most Instagram-Worthy Dishes at L.A. Restaurants
    June 1 at 6:54 a.m. by LA Weekly

    If you haven't yet been to all the fashionable new Los Angeles restaurants — we're talking Kismet, Wolfdown, P.Y.T., Manuela, the Ponte, Destroyer, Erven, Tsubaki and more — might we suggest that you experience them vicariously through these…

  • 20 of Our Favorite L.A. Sweets, From Elvis Pie to Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
    May 26 at 5:06 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Los Angeles has far too many amazing dessert menus, bakeries, cake shops and doughnut spots, and narrowing down this list of our favorite sweets was a special, stomach-rumbling kind of torture. Warning: Somewhere around No. 12, you might start…

  • Eat Your Way Through Disneyland and California Adventure
    May 24 at 8:31 a.m. by Jakob Layman

    People go to Disneyland and California Adventure for the rides, and to meet the characters, and to pick up some merch. They also go for the food, which for many years was strictly in the novelty category: churros and humorously large turkey legs,…

  • Beetle House, Beetle House, Beetle House Opens in Los Angeles
    May 24 at 5:02 a.m. by Star Foreman

    The minds behind the Stay Classy Bar have taken their popular Beetle House restaurant on the road and opened an L.A. location. Originally planning to only stay for 80 days as a pop-up, Beetle House has sold out its entire run before even opening…

  • Devour the New American Dishes of Silver Lake's Wolfdown
    May 23 at 6:28 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Wolfdown sits on Rowena Avenue in an edge of the neighborhood that has always been a little sleepier and more residential than the Sunset Boulevard thoroughfare. The menu is international in scope, with lots of Asian influence and a focus on…

  • Sample Seasonal Sake and Japanese Small Plates at Tsubaki, the Echo Park Izakaya
    May 16 at 6:26 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tsubaki, the new izakaya in Echo Park, features a seasonal section of sakes, which is especially fun, showcasing special sakes that are particular to the time of year. Much of the food is a simple celebration of the ingredients at hand. Hiramasa…



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