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Restaurant Critic and Columnist — LA Times
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The belly of Los Angeles. @LATimes restaurant critic.

Counter: Beer, BierBeisl and bone marrow — Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Hello again: In honor of our nation’s birthday, this week’s food section is dedicated to beer, which is perhaps what you want to be drinking while you watch Uncle Stu work his way through the fountains, sparklers, snakes, strobes and ground spinners that are...

At Kinjiro in Little Tokyo, ride the izakaya range with a Cowboy — Kinjiro, the most elegant izakaya in Little Tokyo, is in the Honda Plaza at the far end of the neighborhood, in the space most recently inhabited by the offal-intensive izakaya b.o.s., which closed last fall, and to a casual observer it may seem basically unchanged.

Madcapra wraps a bit more of Brooklyn into flatbread with falafel — Madcapra, my friend Gillian insists, is not a falafel stand. And in several respects I may even agree. Its chefs, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, come to Madcapra from Glasserie, a well-regarded restaurant in a gloriously inconvenient corner of Brooklyn.

Jon & Vinny's is a sort of contemporary art take on a pizza joint — The best vantage of Jon & Vinny's, the new pizzeria across the street from Canter's Delicatessen, may be from Helen's, the tiny, glassed-in wine shop behind the dining room. Helen's is superbly air-conditioned, even on a miserable summer day, and the restaurant's groaning hip-hop sounds almost elegant back here.

Counter: Don't forget about Father's Day — Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times Salutations, Is it a coincidence that the Father’s Day issue of the Food section is devoted to pet food? I do not believe that it is a coincidence at all. As a father, I have been accustomed to being sent to the proverbial doghouse on occasion, and I see no reason...

Counter: Clam-lardo tacos. Dodger dog pizza. We love L.A. — Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times Salutations: In case you were wondering where the modernist taco fixation was going to end up going, this Sunday will see the opening of Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen, a taqueria loosely affiliated with Noma, the epicenter of New Nordic Cuisine, and run by Rosio...

B.S. Taqueria has a few twists even for this taco-centric city — Have you heard about the taco with lardo and clams? In some circles it seems as if all anybody talks about is the taco with lardo and clams, which is the improbable specialty of B.S. Taqueria, a cocktail-oriented restaurant implanted into the carapace of the former Mo-Chica in downtown L.A.

Birch is at its best when Brendan Collins lets his inner butcher out — When you stroll south down Cahuenga from Hollywood Boulevard, you run into tattoo parlors, neat mobs of people gathered outside anonymous velvet ropes, and bad-decision bars not quite decadent enough to make it into Thrillist listicles. A DJ spins dated electrofunk records outside the Jamaican taco truck adjacent to the occult supplies store.

Old Village: The Georgia beyond khinkalis — If you are anything like me, you turned to this week’s review of Tumanyan Khinkali Factory hoping to find news of a new, Georgian restaurant serving something close to the cooking you find at the better places in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood (and briefly here at the short-lived Ritza down on Wilshire).

Review: Dumpling obsession at Tumanyan Khinkali Factory in Glendale — Meet khinkali , your latest obsession. Khinkali are soup dumplings from the mountains north of Tbilisi, Georgia. When you check Google Maps for the mountain village in which they may have been born, khinkali is the only word you will be able to read on the screen - the location, apparently, of a restaurant.
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Jul 03, 2015

Rajas, chorizo especial, posole - and gorditas for the road. RT @jamiepatricof musts at La Super Rica?

Jul 03, 2015

Yes. RT @parisreview “Have you, a modern person, ever really smelled a rotten egg?”

Jul 03, 2015

An izakaya you can't get into, powered by Cowboy sake, fermented squid guts, and beef.

Jul 01, 2015

@GnoccoFritto TKF definitely makes its own pelmeni. Not a deli per se, but they sell to go. Pick up some khinkali while you're at it...

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