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Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: pastry chef Genevieve Gergis (Bavel + Bestia)

Genevieve Gergis first met Ori Menashe while they were both working at La Terza in Mid-City. They each tell a version of the story in the new cookbook they co-wrote with Lesley Suter, Bestia:...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Bestia Calamari alla Plancha

Bestia is an Italian restaurant from Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis that helped to jumpstart the DTLA Arts District dining scene. They may have meat hook chandeliers, make charcuterie in-house and serve cuts of...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Bestia Ciccioli

At Bestia, the industrial chic, primarily Italian restaurant in downtown L.A.’s Arts District, chef Ori Menashe’s passion for pork (and whole animal butchery) knows no bounds. The latest evidence arrived in the form of...
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USC Restaurant Guide

Eating near the University of Southern California can seem bleak at times, considering the plethora of fast food surrounding the school. On-campus dining options have greatly improved in past years, with the introduction of...
Meatballs Los Angeles

Los Angeles Meatballs Worth Seeking

Meatballs are no longer limited to Italian restaurants. Forget the classic beef, pork and veal trinity. Anything that walks, flies or swims is now fair game. Find my favorite Los Angeles meatballs, some recognizable...
Pizza Los Angeles

Who Makes the Best Los Angeles Pizza?

Pizza inspires strong, wildly different opinions, with people showing deep loyalty to style and to specific restaurants. Who makes the best pizza in Los Angeles? Share your opinion (Yay or Nay?) with this fun...