Fish Santa Barbara

Loquita Branzino

Sherry Villanueva and Acme Hospitality have proven to be unrivaled culinary hitmakers in Santa Barbara’s red-hot Funk Zone. Loquita is their modern Spanish restaurant that combines classic and atypical influences in an inviting setting...
Spanish Food Los Angeles

Gabi James Fideos with Clams

When Moruno closed at The Original Farmers Market, I wasn’t sure whether I’d get another chance to enjoy chef Chris Feldmeier’s Spanish comfort food. Thankfully, “boss lady/somm” Sara Gabrielle and husband Adam James Aro...
Spanish Food Los Angeles

Maude Dinner with Juan Carlos Sancha

Considering how ambitious Maude was for four years, it’s no wonder that chef Curtis Stone decided to scale back in Beverly Hills. An in-depth exploration of a different ingredient each month must have been...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Tumaca Truck Lomo Con Queso

L.A.’s food truck culture isn’t being reported as much as during the initial social media boom time, starting with Kogi BBQ, but the quality of mobile food has never been better. One of my...
Sausage Los Angeles

Moruno Chorizo [CLOSED]

At Moruno in The Original Farmers Market, chef Chris Feldmeier has a deft touch with pork products and fermentation. Chorizo with Sauerkraut ($15) is just one great combo that emanates from the glass-fronted kitchen,...
Spanish Food Los Angeles

Smoke.Oil.Salt. Esmorzaret de la Safor [CLOSED]

At Smoke.Oil.Salt in Los Angeles, chef Perfecto Rocher, Stephen Gelber and their AdVantage Partners feature the cuisine of Rocher’s native Valencia. The chef, who clearly has a lot to live up to given his...