It took me months to work up the courage to quit. I endured it all — questions about my sexuality, compliments on my body type, jokes at my expense as a woman — for some reason, I had justified it with the idea that this was commonplace for the industry.
In my pursuit of midnight meals, I have found myself in one part of the city over and over again: Koreatown. At some point — maybe due to its culture, maybe due to its location — Koreatown has become a premier late-night food spot.
Longtime Los Angeles resident Andrew McDowell wanted to serve his community with his talents. His restaurant With Love Market and Cafe combines tasty meals with ambitious community service.
Under the sweltering heat radiating from a relentless sun on the city’s concrete floor, I wipe the sweat that’s gathered under my lips and remind myself that it is, indeed, fall. Despite the warm weather, it’s fall. A slow, lagging fall, dragging its feet in the light of a powerful sun, but fall nonetheless. Sometimes, […]
Pancakes are an inevitable facet of any functioning society. Before noodles were crafted out of flour and starch, before bread was baked fresh in ovens, before rice was tenderly dried and boiled, there was the pancake. The mummified stomach of 5,300- year-old Otzi the Iceman was filled with pancakes. Unlike other carbohydrates that needed to […]
L.A. native Johnny Richard attended his first farmers market early this month.
Under the vibrant orange hue of fluorescent lights, thousands have gathered, arms outstretched toward a new temple offering a singular form of solace: chicken. For years, it has been neglected, cast in the shadow under other chicken-serving giants. But now, it had emerged, blinking in the morning sun … a chance — at long last […]
In the midst of a dinner rush at Grand Central Market, secluded from the main arteries of the food hall gushing with people, I’m sitting perched on a barstool, staring at a wall of bagged tostadas. In front of me is a plate piled high with fresh shrimp ceviche, speckled with crisp cucumber and cilantro. […]
The restaurant-bar held its grand opening this weekend, featuring a live music lineup.
While there is an abundance of great toast in Los Angeles, four have carved their way into the fabric of the city, each becoming icons in their own way: the avocado toast from Dinette, the crunchy french toast from Blu Jam Cafe, the chicken liver toast from Animal and, of course, the ricotta toast from Sqirl.