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Jon & Vinny's Started a "Club" and Brentwood Is Going NutsSince opening in late January, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood has become one of the toughest reservations in town. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given the enduring crowds at the original Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax (go ahead, try to book a table after 4 p.m. anytime…
3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This FebruaryFrom modern Chinese in Pasadena to a modern mezcal bar in Venice,there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for February’s buzziest new restaurants.DanWith a tight menu of pork-filled xiao long bao and wok-cooked vegetables, this modern dumpling house…
This East L.A. Market Is Like an Indie Music Venue for Los Angeles FoodDriving by Sara’s Market when there isn’t a pop-up taking place is kind of like jogging past legendary Los Angeles punk venue the Smell on a Sunday morning—you might catch the name, but you’ll miss the magic.On a recent Saturday, it’s a…
Baroo Is Back in LA with a Pop-Up at Frieze Art FairWe’re still not over the 2018 closing of beloved Hollywood fermentation restaurant Baroo, but fans get another chance to taste Kwang Uh and Mina Park’s experimental cuisine once again with a pop-up at next month’s Frieze Los Angeles art fair.Frieze’s first L.A. fair will take…
A Boyle Heights Burgers Stand Is Making the Perfect Nostalgic Bean and Cheese BurritoWhen the father-and-son team behind beloved taco chainlet Guisados took over George’s Burger Stand in Boyle Heights last October, the 55-year-old drive-in had seen better days. The patties were frozen, the sauces came from plastic jugs, and the menu had swelled to…
At Fiona, Nicole Rucker and Shawn Phan Are Making the Food They Want to EatFrom the looks of their résumés, Nicole Rucker and Shawn Pham—the duo behind Fiona, a new all-day bakery and restaurant on Fairfax—might seem like an unexpected pairing. Rucker, one of the city’s most exciting bakers, developed the pastry programs at Venice’s…
The 5 Best Sandwiches We Ate in 2018How many ways can there be to reinvent the hoagie? A lot, apparently. Many of this year’s tastiest cheap eats came enclosed in carbs. Here are some of the best sandwiches we ate in 2018.Burnt Ends Sandwich APL Hole in the Wall There’s a strong argument for the…
And the 2018 Dish of the Year Is...Born out of David Chang’s “obsession with all things short rib,” as chef de cuisine Marc Johnson puts it, the smoked whole plate short rib at Majordomo is a seamless fusion of Korean and Texas ’cue traditions. It also costs $190. But rest assured, the splurge is worthwhile;…
How Some of L.A.'s Hottest New Pizzas Stack UpFrom the arrival of a Brooklyn stalwart to a local Neapolitan pro’s interpretation of the slice joint, something of a pizza ‘plosion has hit L.A. in the last few months. We got technical to see how these new spots stack up when it comes to the classically…
3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This DecemberFrom a Brooklyn pizzeria’s West Coast outpost to a wine boutique’s beachy new digs, there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for December’s buzziest new restaurants.Roberta’s L.A.The platform complex gained a dose of Brooklyn cool by adding a…

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