At Mon-Li in Malibu, a "Cocktail Chef" Is Blending Bevs and Haute CuisineWhen Matthew Biancaniello talks about water mint foraged in Topanga Canyon or seaweed plucked from the island of Saint Lucia, it’s difficult to tell if he’s talking about ingredients on a plate or in a glass. It’s no surprise, considering the self-taught barman…
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…
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…
Otono Is Chef Teresa Montano's Love Letter to Spain, Old and Modern When Teresa Montaño first made her way to California from her home in New Mexico, becoming a chef wasn’t even on her mind. “I thought I would be a professional soccer player,” she says. “I played soccer starting at age four, it was…
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
What's possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn...
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…
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…
Culver City Has a New Pizza Spot in an Unexpected PlaceOn a predominantly residential street just west of downtown Culver City, Jackson Market has been serving sandwiches since the era when Munchkins roamed the nearby studio lot. But current owner Tony Istwani is hardly stuck in the past. On weekends, a wood-fired oven now blazes on the…
The Best Tiramisu in L.A. to Feed Your Dessert Obsessions Tiramisu–the Italian dessert traditionally made with spongy ladyfingers soaked in coffee and layered with fluffy mascarpone cheese and dusted with cocoa–was a staple of fancy 1980s restaurant menus. But, by the time it showed up as a joke in the 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle,…
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