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Farley Elliott

Double cheeseburger at Ledlow; Credit: Photo by Farley Elliott

10 Best New Burgers in Los Angeles

Burgers are a form of currency for Los Angeles. We trade in Apple Pan’s and In-N-Out’s, and pay good deeds forward with meals at Father’s Office or Pie N’ Burger. We talk about burgers as we talk about the stock market or the weather, our not-so-secret point of domination against......
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James Beard Comes to the Desert With Chefs Jimmy Schmidt and Eduardo Ruiz

The James Beard Foundation has continued to make inroads into the Southern California market over the years, picking up on Los Angeles’ years of producing quality culinary talent and unrivaled restaurants while doling out lifetime achievement awards to the city’s biggest chefs (read: Nancy Silverton). They’ve even begun to migrate......
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Alta Cocina Dinners Bring Baja Chef's Cuisine to Long Beach

The progressive northward expansion of Baja’s culinary influence has already landed on the shores of L.A. This year’s Tacolandia hosted a handful of Baja legends, including La Guerrerense and Tacos Kokopelli, while plenty of L.A. chefs have made their way south to learn and collaborate with luminaries named Javier Plascencia,......
Chef Ari Taymor at work in Alma's open kitchen; Credit: Courtesy of Alma

Alma Pops Up Inside Itself With a One-Night Patty Melt Party

What do you call a pop-up when it's being run by the same staff and owners as the restaurant it's taking over — Alma — which itself began life as a pop-up? A pop-within? A pop-up²? Whatever the title, expect Alma's latest mid-September one-night menu change to be spelled P-A-T-T-Y......
Mohawk Bend Beer Buyer Lauren O'Neill; Credit: Farley Elliott

Mohawk Bend's Summer of Sour Beers

It's summer sour season at Mohawk Bend. The Echo Park purveyor of California craft beers is planning to ramp up their seasonal offerings with a run of sour beers, those often rose-colored pours that tend to be a little tart, fruity and, well, sour. Beginning June 22 and running through September, the......
Cold noodle box at Asian Box; Credit: Farley Elliott

Rice Bowl or Rice Box: What Shape Should Your Lunch Really Take?

Attention archeologists of the future: If you find yourself sorting through the rubble of post-America, trying to figure out what led to our downfall, here's a tip - check Burbank. While not exactly a cultural touchpoint on its own, Burbank has of late become ground zero for a very particular......