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…
Hawaiian Expats Are Serving Up Addictive Island Faves in TorranceWhen Big Island expats Bruce and Maile Goold opened Island Flavor Café in Torrance this summer, the South Bay’s close-knit Hawaiian community was stoked. The couple’s Island Flavor Grill was known as one of the best spots in Las Vegas for rib-sticking loco moco and saimin…
Every Signature Pie at Winston Pies, RankedYou could argue that pie is pretty perennial, but as Thanksgiving approaches, we’re declaring the official start of pie season. Since September 2017, Winston Pies (in Brentwood and now in WeHo) has been feeding our obsession with its handmade, all-natural pies. Each filling and crust is made from scratch…
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