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Pig Los Angeles

Pig Image Gallery (Part 2)

Pigs have never been more popular. They’re appearing on menus and fueling concepts at a record pace, entrepreneurs are hosting pig-focused events like Cochon 555, and a cottage industry has sprouted up to portray...
Ribs Los Angeles

Chang’s Garden Pork Spare Ribs in Lotus Leaves (Dose of Vitamin P)

Henry Chang’s industrial-chic restaurant near Santa Anita Park is an afterthought since it’s located around the corner from Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, but it shouldn’t be. Chang has developed one of the best...
Best Food Of The Year

2007 Top 10 Restaurants in Los Angeles

Here are the 10 most impressive meals I ate in Los Angeles in 2007, regardless of cuisine or price level. I cheated by including neighboring Orange and Ventura Counties for two selections. Deal with...
Chinese Restaurant Los Angeles

Chang’s Garden: Turning the Corner for Fortunate Discovery

I first became familiar with the intricacies of Shanghai-style cuisine thanks to Nicole Mones’ article in the October 2003 issue of Gourmet magazine. Mones profiled the chefs of Juon Yuan and Green Village, restaurants...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Los Angeles Food Tour With Ben Mayer

From 2000 until 2003, my oldest friend Ben Mayer lived up the coast in San Francisco, allowing for more frequent, more gluttonous (five meals a day) and gastro-intestinally distressing visits. We switched off between...