LA Food Bowl 2019 Best Events During the Month-Long FestivalL.A. Food Bowl returns, activating spaces across the city with the year’s largest celebration of food, chefs, farmers, wine-makers, bartenders, baristas, and, of course, eaters. From April 20 to May 31, culinary enthusiasts can pick from over 100 different events, curated by Peter Meehan and the…
A Tiny Six-Seat South Bay Sushi Spot Is Exploring the Nuances of Aged FishHidden in plain sight along Manhattan Beach’s breezy main drag, Sushi I-Naba looks like someplace you’d find in a quiet suburb of Tokyo: a spare, nondescript storefront not much larger than a single-car garage. There are six seats wrapped around a polished…
All the Best Bites to Eat at the FestivalYou’re probably not going to Coachella for the food–but the fact that the festival always brings it on dining options certainly makes the weekend a more pleasant experience. No matter how many performers on the lineup you love, there’s always going to be downtime when you want to grab…
3 New Restaurants You Have to Try This AprilFrom Japanese comfort food in WeHo to Peruvian touches in West L.A., here are three new L.A. restaurants worth checking out this month.PacifiqueAt a clubby black-and-white space on La Cienega, Joe Miller and Danielle Sobel give Japanese comfort foods a cerebral makeover. Sea urchin and scallops are…
How David Chang Catapulted a Little-Known Korean Cafe Into the SpotlightThe windows advertise shave ice and homemade waffles, but there’s a bowl of mandu-guk on nearly every table at Spoon by H. The cozy 15-seat Korean cafe, sandwiched between a Papa John’s and a GameStop in a Fairfax District strip mall, is experiencing what you might…
Roy Choi's Chego Is Leaving ChinatownA lot’s changed in Chinatown since Roy Choi’s rice-bowl spot Chego opened its doors in Far East Plaza six years ago. It was the “new kid on the block,” we wrote in 2013, “surrounded by old-school noodle joints, pho houses, and seafood spots, you can practically make out the tinny tunes…
The Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A.St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday and perhaps you’re feeling in the mood to do a bit of carousing. Here are 10 fun ways to raise a toast to the land of James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and Colin Farrell.1. Pair Your Whiskey with On-Theme TunesHarvard…
The Cult of Souplantation: How a Salad Bar Became an Institution for Seniors, Immigrants, and HipstersIt’s a Sunday night and there’s a traffic jam along Souplantation’s massive salad bar. Ahead of me, a woman is dumping spoonfuls of ranch on crispy wonton strips. (“You do you,” seems to be the Souplantation ethos.) Others have built…
Best New Restaurants in L.A. March 2019From vegan German classics in Highland Park to a surprising strip-mall ramen in Koreatown, there are a lot of new restaurants to check out this month. Here are our picks for March’s buzziest new restaurants.HinterhofThe notion of a plant-based German restaurant might prompt a few eye rolls, but the…
All the L.A. Chefs and Restaurants NominatedHollywood has the Oscars, but food has the James Beard Awards. The annual prizes celebrate the best in dining across the United States–and Los Angeles typically gets its share of recognition. But this morning, when the James Beard Foundation announced the list of semifinalists, there weren’t quite as many local…
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