Snacking At Gjelina Los Angeles

Since its unveiling in 2008, seemingly every major food writer in LA has hit Gjelina; thus, it became a spot to explore during my recent West Coast adventure.  A wonderfully popular restaurant in the Los … Read more →

Ink.Sack: LA’s Trending Sandwich Shop Doesn’t Stack Up To Atlanta’s Best

This is a tale of two sandwich shops.  One is Ink.Sack, a small take-out sandwich shop from Top Chef alum Michael Voltaggio.  It’s flashy, it’s forward thinking, and it’s got a reputation to uphold.  Thanks … Read more →

Son of A Gun: Man Overboard In LA

At face value, Son of A Gun in Los Angeles serves as the antithesis to its sister restaurant, the highly regarded though disappointing to me Animal.  Animal is simply dressed, whereas Son of A Gun … Read more →

Animal Restaurant: LA’s Meatiest Endeavor

Nearly everything chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo touch these days turns into critical gold.  In the case of Animal, their first restaurant, Shook and Dotolo have ingratiated themselves to Los Angeles’s food scene as … Read more →

LA’s Hot Dog Hot Spots: Oki-Dog, Papaya King, Pink’s

While New York may be considered the hot dog capital of the world and while Chicago may have a hot dog that bears its name, West Coast megaplex Los Angeles is the true champ.  Sure … Read more →

MB Post: A Very Naughty Restaurant

MB Post, the short form of Manhattan Beach Post, has been a buzzing Los Angeles area restaurant for several months.  A Modern American gastro pub, this David LeFevre helmed establishment reportedly packs them in on … Read more →

Pizzeria Mozza: In Want of A Wow Pizza

As I stepped into Pizzeria Mozza I was knee deep in the Los Angeles portion of my West Coast escapade.  By then, my stomach was well-coated with some of LA’s greatest culinary offerings; but, that … Read more →

Sapp Coffee Shop & Sanamluang Cafe: Must Visits

It took me five-years, but I finally did it.  After a painstaking 43,800 hours – I finally got my opportunity to take down the seemingly perfect, ethereally delicious sample of Thai boat noodles that have … Read more →

SAAM at The Bazaar: A Seminal Meal

For me, SAAM at The Bazaar, the intimately tranquil private chef’s tasting room hidden within The SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, has long been an “I want to go to there” restaurant.  It’s one of several … Read more →

Cheesesteaks, Hot Dogs, and The LA Food Truck Paradigm

In my brief flirtation with Los Angeles food trucks, I manage to sample, or at least attempt to sample, four diverse offerings that each presented some insight into the current state of street food in LA.  … Read more →

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