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Famous Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold Can Now Be...Jonathan Gold

Pulitzer winning writer drops his mask
Jan 26, 2015 3:30 pm

It’s been a busy few days for Jonathan Gold. In a piece published in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the longtime restaurant critic officially revealed his identity. But why? He is also the subject of an upcoming documentary at Sundance. Read on.

'The End Of Hypocrisy!' Ludo Lefebvre On The Return Of Foie Gras To California

LA chef has a lot to say about goose liver
Jan 8, 2015 2:05 pm

You may have heard the news that the two-and-a-half year ban of selling foie gras in California was overturned yesterday. And you may have heard that many of the state's chefs are celebrating today, excited to be able to once again serve their beloved fatty goose liver in restaurants. Acclaimed French chef Ludo Lefebvre of Los Angeles wrote in to us to express his thoughts on the big reversal.

We’ve Entered The Era Of Cocktail Bottle Service, And It's Sipping Really Nice

Nightclub culture meets hush-toned mixology
Jan 8, 2015 2:00 pm

Cocktail bars in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and beyond are putting their own spin on a notorious VIP drinking ritual to make the experience more irreverent and democratic. Through shedding exorbitant price tags and thus largely erasing exclusivity from the scenario, “bottle service” is evolving into a more playful, engaging experience for drinkers.

2014 In Review: Korean Food Had A Ridiculously Big Year In America

The year people started thinking beyond barbecue
Dec 30, 2014 10:00 am

It was not long ago when Korean food in America was nothing more than a curiosity (at best) and a cliché (at worst). Doing Korean was a fun night out with friends to eat a bunch of grilled meat, maybe get a little loaded on soju and have your Korean pal order from a poorly worded, oddly photographed, moribund menu full of soups, stews and steaming platters. It’s certainly not bad, any of that. But something significantly changed with Korean food in 2014. Matt Rodbard reports.

2014 In Review: 20 Stories That Showed Our Love For The Food Scene In Los Angeles

Szechuan, pasta, bakeries and sushi. Phew.
Dec 29, 2014 12:00 pm

In 2014 we were not been shy about our love for the Los Angeles food scene, which we were constantly reminded is one of the most underrated in the world. Blessed with a near-perpetual growing season and vibrant international community, as well as affordable lodging and, well, some pretty great weather, L.A. is a great place to visit with food being top of mind. Here are some of our favorite stories from the year. 

Where To Eat Szechuan In Los Angeles, Which Is Having A Lip-Tingling Moment

Everything's on fire in the San Gabriel Valley
Dec 16, 2014 1:00 pm

The San Gabriel Valley has long been the destination for mapo tofu, water-boiled fish and other Szechuan dishes. Driven in part by an influx of Chinese residents immigrating and investing in the area, restaurants have been opening here at a rapid clip, with a significant number of them offering specialties straight out of Chengdu.

10 Brasseries, Bistros And Bakeries For Authentic French Food In Los Angeles

A stacked deck, with old school and upstarts alike
Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am

The brasserie is the new gastropub. At least, that’s how it seems to be in Los Angeles, where enough French-focused spots have opened over the last year or so that you might think, justifiably, that we’ve temporarily swapped tacos for escargots. Here are 10 great places to enjoy exceptional French and French-inspired food and drinks in LA.

Ludo Lefebvre: ‘It’s Good To Be In France!’

Editors sit down with the chef on native terroir
Dec 8, 2014 9:00 am

"Black and white will always be a good combination for dress. And I think French food will always be a good combination for chefs. Definitely." That's Ludo Lefebvre, the French chef turned LA wunderkind turned US celeb chef, back in Paris, where he sat down with us at the hot new spot Caffe Stern to talk about French cuisine in 2014 and beyond.

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