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;…
Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Los AngelesStumped on where to enjoy Christmas dinner (or brunch) this year? These restaurants are open and offering special feasts that will add a dash of cheer to your holiday festivities.The NoMad L.A.The NoMad will serve breakfast Christmas Day from 7 a.m. till noon in the lobby, then offer…
L.A.'s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2018If you had to pick a theme among this year’s top restaurants, it probably wouldn’t be something as neatly defined as, say, vegetable-centric cooking or communal dining or refined tasting menus (although those genres are still going strong). The best word for it, I think, might be “personality”—the idea…
4 Places in L.A. to Get Some Good-Luck Black-Eyed PeasThe Southern legumes—considered good luck to eat on New Year’s Day—are being remixed in clever ways around L.A. will.i.am would approve.Black-Eyed Pea Hummus from Yardbird Southern Table & BarSubbing for the standard chickpeas, the starchy beans are whipped into a smooth hummus at this Miami import…
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…
Why Some of L.A.'s Top Coffee Shops Are Roasting Their Own BeansAfter five years of sourcing coffee beans from some of the best roasters in North America—Vancouver’s 49th Parallel, San Francisco’s Ritual, Portland’s Heart—Go Get ’Em Tiger cofounders Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski decided to embark on a new challenge: bringing roasting in-house.Without making much…
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…
5 Places to Get the Best Handmade Pasta in Los AngelesIn the very first episode of Chef’s Table, the one about Massimo Bottura and his legendary restaurant Osteria Francescana in Emilia-Romagna, the chef describes his childhood connection to tortellini over a series of shots of the pasta-making process—flour flying, dough rolling, anonymous hands pressing and…
Clifton's Needs to Be a RestaurantClifton’s Cafeteria Republic has stopped serving food, but has managed to keep the river of booze flowing throughout the forest-themed landmark. Party rooms, storage space, and back offices were all blown out for a massive expansion that opened a little more than three years ago and gradually added liquor on…

Recent Posts