Bar Bouchon: French Bistro Badassery

The trio of Bouchon restaurants carry a lofty reputation and this is no doubt a testament to the work of the captain of the ship, chef Thomas Keller.  The Los Angeles, or more specifically Beverly … Read more →

Roscoe’s: Chicken + Waffles = Nap

If a person was to ask you to explain the definitive dish at the institution of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, your response might read something like this: Chicken and waffles: noun – 1) a deleterious … Read more →

The Bowery: LA’s Best Burger?

Named after a once seedy section of Manhattan, The Bowery offers a taste of New York City to those who call Los Angeles home.  Occasionally identified as the purveyor of LA’s best burger, The Bowery … Read more →

Matsuhisa: The Restaurant That Started It All

My last meal in Los Angeles was a lunch at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills.  Before I headed north to the bay of San Francisco, I wanted to sneak into this widely regarded sushi bar, the … Read more →

Wurstkuche: Umlaut Inspired Sausages

There’s something incredibly LA about Wurstküche, which is German for sausage kitchen.  Situated in a revitalized section of Downtown Los Angeles, Wurstküche’s neighborhood has become gentrified in so much as its residents all live in … Read more →

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 →

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