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Restaurant Critic and Columnist — LA Times
As seen in:  LA Times, Rolling Stone, LA Weekly

The belly of Los Angeles. @LATimes restaurant critic.

Bestia's Ori Menashe, Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado win Best New Chef awards — In a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, local chefs Ori Menashe of the downtown Italian restaurant Bestia and Carlos Salgado of Costa Mesa’s tasting-menu restaurant Taco Maria were named Best New Chefs by Food & Wine , an award the magazine bestows on 10 young chefs each year.

Taco Tuesday: Migas at HomeState — Like everybody else who has spent 15 minutes in Austin, Texas, I came away from the city this March with a strange, new longing for breakfast tacos, a food group of which I had barely been aware before the visit. At their best, breakfast tacos are constructed on freshly made flour tortillas, although corn tortillas are also acceptable.

Lincoln restaurant in Pasadena has things that can bowl you over — Avocado toast? That was so last year. We are now in the age of the phenomenon I have come to think of as Things in a Bowl, a culinary invention that may depend on rice, pasta, whole grains or legumes but usually includes a poached egg of one sort or another and always, always comes with kale.

Object of Desire: Galet de Tours by Rodolphe Le Meunier — Rodolphe Le Meunier, as we have mentioned, may be the Jimmy Page of the cheese world, a third-generation affineur who won the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France, which is kind of like the Olympic gold medal for French cheesemongers and other craftspeople, at an age where most of his peers were still learning the difference between a Langres and a Saint-Marcellin.

Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue — When you talk to the masters of Texas barbecue, men and women who measure their lives in cords of post oak and fatty beef by the ton, you will hear about convection rates and sedimentation, humidity and wind, and the way fat renders in April as opposed to the way it renders in May.

Review: All'Acqua has bright Italian flavors — All'Acqua is a buzzy place on a weekend night, cars spilling out of the parking lot, crowds milling, the soaring, open-kitchen restaurant, once the local branch of Acapulco, suffused with a happy roar. On cool nights, you can smell garlic, rosemary and wood smoke from more than a block away.

Review: Jonathan Gold savors Middle Eastern medley at Glendale's Adana — If you want to understand Adana, a Middle Eastern restaurant in an industrial corner of Glendale, you should probably order what the menu calls the cheese platter.

Review: Jonathan Gold finds a lesson in up-to-date good taste at Gjusta in Venice — To get to Gjusta, you tool past Santa Monica's Main Street boutiques, past Jonathan Borofsky's leering ballerina clown on the corner of Main and Rose, and turn left just after the giant Frank Gehry binoculars that mark Google's Los Angeles offices. You will see the sprawling Gold's Gym mothership, and arms the size of hippopotamus legs, on your left.

Hot sauce taste test: A walk-off for Sriracha? — Like many of you, we in the Food section read David Pierson’s report on the San Gabriel Valley’s beloved Sriracha sauce with pleasure a couple of weeks ago.

Review: At Terrine, Kris Morningstar becomes a chef's chef — If you are fond of visiting Los Angeles restaurants in their first months, you have run into chef Kris Morningstar a lot, probably more times than you can imagine. He has cooked at Shutters and AOC, Grace, Meson G and Opaline, Casa and the weird rooftop-to-table restaurant Blue Velvet.
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Mar 31, 2015

RT @kkrader: SoCal represent! RT @latimesfood: Bestia Ori Menashe, Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado win #fwbnc awards @thejgold

Mar 31, 2015

The affinity between breakfast tacos and strong coffee is hard to deny...

Mar 31, 2015

@RegRafael All sublime. But this week, maybe Alma. The spring menus look great.

Mar 30, 2015

What do you do with the avocado leaves littering your yard? Make beans, says Deborah Madison.

Mar 30, 2015

Boiled fish w rattan pepper, Hongxing diced rabbit, Cinderella pumpkin rides RT @byandreachang At Szechuan Impression. What to get?

Mar 30, 2015

Trayf. RT @grubstreet: @dannybowien’s squid-ink bagels with Ibérico ham look pretty great

Mar 30, 2015

RT @Joypress: I thought Lawrence Wright's 'Going Clear' might top Amazon's religion list today, but it's only 16. At #1? "Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs."

Mar 30, 2015

Kobawoo, Langer's, Mama's Hot Tamales, Seongbukdong RT @betsylockhart 6th and Commonweath. Lunch recs, walking distance?

Mar 29, 2015

Over cortados in a cafe with a strong signal. RT @betsylockhart Wi-Fi Separation Anxiety must not be ignored. We must start the conversation

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