S. Irene Virbila and Mick Jagger Get Satisfaction at Ammo; Gold Gets You Boozy Before Flying

Ammo's pork shoulder with caramelized apples
Ammo’s pork shoulder with caramelized apples Photo: Ammo

S. Irene Virbila, who sure has loved Ammo long time, thinks the restaurant is “enjoying an extraordinary moment where all of the stars seem aligned in its favor,” so she lines up three of her own. Daniel Mattern’s “deeply satisfying cooking” is mostly what makes it shine, though his pastry chef wife helps put on the polish. Also, Mick Jagger was there! [L.A. Times]

Need a spot to chill near LAX now that Carolina Club’s “live live nude nudes” have packed their clear heels? Mr. Gold points you to Pann’s, Al-Watan, and Al-Noor for the food, but forget getting your swerve on. Instead, kill two birds with one stone by getting your Mazatl-on at the Lennox-located Mariscos Chente, “where the beer flows freely.” [L.A. Weekly]

Jonathan Gold explores the lore behind Starry Kitchen, where the food is “simple, it tastes good, it’s cheap and it’s lunch. And they validate parking, too.” [L.A. Weekly]

Torrance’s Nozomi claims to source its fish from Tsukiji twice a week and Merrill Shindler is enamored of this “part izakaya, part sushi bar … and part just a really good place to throw back some sake and beer.” [Daily Breeze]

Los Angeles magazine checks out District, where Morningstar goes “higher and heavier with his menu,” and you can’t say they haven’t warned you that “everything’s an indulgence, so pack your Lipitor.” [Los Angeles]