Cash-Free Restaurants Are Becoming More Common in L.A.From major chains to indie cafes, more restaurants are choosing to go cash free. That can offer upsides to the business, including, they say, lower insurance rates, safer employees, and easier accounting. But it can also cut off access to food for people who cannot or prefer not…
Top Chef Power Rankings Episode 1611: Muhammad Ali, Colonel Sanders Bravo This was a very exciting week on Top Chef, as last week we learned in the upcoming preview that the chefs would be tasked with “celebrating the legacy of Muhammad Ali through your dishes.” And I, for one, was dying to know how one…
A Meaty Trip Through L.A.'s Cantonese Barbecue SceneWhen husband-and-wife team Leo and Lydia Lee opened RiceBox in downtown’s Spring Arcade Building in September, they were continuing a tradition passed down through three generations. Lydia’s grandfather ran a barbecue shop in Hong Kong; it was the sort of blue-collar place you’d find on most corners in…
The Best Date Night Dishes, Judged By Comedian Matt Braunger Uproxx/Matt Braunger “Date night cooking battle?” you ask. “Haven’t you food nerds done that before?” It’s true. This is our first do-over battle in 20 competitions. Though we’ve had a few concepts veer dangerously close to one another, none has been an exact repeat until…
The 10 Best Winter Stouts Right Now, According To Bartenders Pexels/Uproxx Depending on where you live in the country, it might seem like it’s the most miserable time of the year. Even in areas where winter doesn’t usually penetrate, temperatures were at record lows last week. Fans of flip-flops and shorts must be feeling pretty…
The Best National Pizza Day Deals To Save You Money Istock Today is National Pizza Day, which means now your normal Saturday night pizza purchase will seem a little bit more special this weekend. And while we certainly don’t need a national day to celebrate the simple but perfect wonder that is dough, sauce, cheese,…
Looking For The Soul Of Farm-To-Table At Australia’s Harvest Jess Kearney @fontainejess_ Remember a couple of years ago when we all collectively decided that the phrase “farm-to-table” had been irrevocably overused? Rode hard and put up wet, we beat that term beyond redemption. The appropriation of farm-to-table branding by fast-food chains like McDonald’s created confusion…
The Best Places To Drink Beer In Warsaw, Poland 2019 Unsplash/Uproxx Episode four of “One More Road For The Beer” is here, beer lovers! In this installment author and beer expert Joe Stange and drinker and traveler Zach Johnston (me!) take a deep dive into Polish beer and food, all centered around the amazing Warsaw.…
This East L.A. Market Is Like an Indie Music Venue for Los Angeles FoodDriving by Sara’s Market when there isn’t a pop-up taking place is kind of like jogging past legendary Los Angeles punk venue the Smell on a Sunday morning—you might catch the name, but you’ll miss the magic.On a recent Saturday, it’s a…
A Sneak Peek at What Chefs Are Dishing Up at Our Best New Restaurants EventEating at the all the restaurants in our January guide to L.A.’s best new restaurants is totally doable, but it would take a while and cost significantly more than 80 bucks. That’s where our annual Best New Restaurants Celebration comes in. A…

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