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Middle Eastern Food Los Angeles

Bavel Oyster Mushroom Kebab (Food of the Week)

High energy is obvious throughout Bavel, the modern Middle Eastern restaurant from Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis in the DTLA Arts District. People line up at the base of the stairs prior to opening...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Bestia Calamari alla Plancha (Food of the Week)

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...
Chef Los Angeles

Who Makes Great Los Angeles Chefs Nervous?

Leading chefs must have composure in their kitchens in order to turn out consistently great food. However, they can still get rattled. I recently asked 10 of L.A.’s best chefs, Who was the last...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Bestia Ciccioli (Dose of Vitamin P)

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...

2014 Pebble Beach Food & Wine: Food Highlights

Pebble Beach Food & Wine, the luxurious four-day festival from Coastal Luxury Management and Food & Wine magazine, drew dozens of talented chefs from across the United States. Here are some of the memorable...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Bestia Beef Tongue (Food of the Week)

Bestia was making good food out of the gate, but there’s no doubt this ostensibly-Italian restaurant is far better than when Ori Menashe, Genevieve Gergis and business partner Bill Chait debuted in the downtown...