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…
4 of the Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Los AngelesStart your day on the sunny side with one of these eggy wonders.Bacon, Egg & Cheese at Belle’s BagelsL.A. natives and childhood friends Nick Schreiber and J.D. Rocchio have been hawking bagel sammies from the window of the Hi Hat on York Boulevard since 2016. It’s hard…
5 Best Smashburgers in Los AngelesThere was a time when burger fashion swung toward the baroque: patties as thick as hockey pucks heaped with fistfuls of arugula, malodorous cheeses, and a broad array of aiolis and compotes. But in 2019 burger minimalism has arrived. Nodding to the aesthetic of classic roadside diners and stands—revered institutions…
Milk Bar's Christina Tosi Is Letting Her Imagination Run Wild in LAChristina Tosi wanted to meet in downtown’s piñata district. Any other chef opening her first L.A. restaurant might have chosen the Hollywood Farmers’ Market to entertain a reporter for a late-morning stroll, but only Tosi—founder of New York’s Milk Bar, creator of the famed…
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…
Roman-Style Pizza Is a New L.A. Trend—But What Is It Exactly? Making fun of L.A.’s bad pizza used to be a popular pastime, particularly among East Coasters looking for a fun and easy way to express their disdain for the city. Usually, the mockery was focused on the dough. Whether or not it was ever…
Where to Get your Hatch Chiles Fix Right Now in Los Angeles It’s a rite of passage in New Mexico to experience the tongue-burning sensation of the state’s prized green and red Hatch chiles. The ubiquitous pepper is found on nearly every New Mexican menu, served in myriad ways: as a spicy sauce ladled over…
Every Insane Pizza at Koreatown Pizza Company, RankedWhat a time to be alive and eating through L.A.’s pizza scene. Respectable New York-style, Chicago-style, Neapolitan, and even Roman-style pizza can be found from Northeast L.A. to the Valley. In addition to more traditional varieties, there’s some batshit crazy stuff happening with pizza toppings in shops around…
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…
Roy Choi TV Series Breaking Bread Combines Food and ActivismRoy Choi didn’t want to make another glossy, globe-trotting food show like Chef’s Table or Ugly Delicious. For his new show, Broken Bread, he didn’t even want to leave Los Angeles. What he wanted to do was use the platform he was presented with to talk about…
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