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Dumplings Los Angeles

Why Food Writers Must Stop Promoting “Cheap” Eats

It’s imperative that editors and writers stop describing food as “cheap eats.” Most of the time, they’re stigmatizing culinary contributions from immigrant cultures. Avoid such indignities and these family-run and indie restaurants stand a...
Charcuterie Los Angeles

Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
Food Writer Los Angeles

Interview: Author, TV Personality + Podcaster Simon Majumdar

Noted British-born storyteller Simon Majumdar continues his mission to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything.” He started a popular blog called Dos Hermanos with brother Robin in 2005, which propelled him to prominence. Since then, he’s...
Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: Restaurateur Michael McCarty on 40 Years of Michael’s Santa Monica

Michael McCarty opened Michael’s Santa Monica in 1979, helping to signal the rise of seasonal California cuisine, which predated the debut of the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market by two years. He followed that...
Israeli Drink Los Angeles

Top 10 Drinks of 2018

Every Friday, Drink of the Week celebrates my favorite beverage from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles, one of the world’s best places to eat, and was lucky enough to travel...
Italian Food San Francisco

Top 10 Foods of 2018

Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles, one of the world’s best places to eat, and was lucky enough to travel...