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Besha Rodell

Besha Rodell

Besha Rodell — Australian-born, New York-bred, Southern-fried, James Beard Award-winning journalist — was L.A. Weekly's restaurant critic from 2012 to 2017.

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  • 1 year ago | Best of L.A.

    We counted down the 20 best places to eat and drink in L.A.

  • 1 year ago

    Was there ever any doubt that Esters would be a boon for Santa Monica? When the team behind Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive, Huckleberry and Cassia turned their attention to creating a neighborhood wine bar, it would have been foolish to bet again...

  • 1 year ago

    Felix, the Venice restaurant from pasta maestro Evan Funke, has it all. The space is wonderful in the way that only restaurants built in old houses can be, outfitted in warm brown leather booths and green botanical wallpaper that feels both modern...

  • 1 year ago

    Sometimes I take notes on my phone while dining out, in order to remember later how something tasted or how it made me feel. From my last meal at n/naka, I have only one entry. It reads, "Sushi course: This is what fairies eat. On their birthday."...

  • 1 year ago

    Mexican chef Diego Hernández is best known for his restaurant Corazón de Tierra in Baja's Valle de Guadalupe, which has racked up admirers and accolades, including a ranking of No. 39 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants of Latin Ameri...

  • 1 year ago

    It's only its tiny size that keeps Tsubaki from being a drinks-first izakaya, because if people used this place even remotely like a bar, the economics of the enterprise would fail spectacularly. The drinks, however, are what make Tsubaki so excit...

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