The L.A. Weekly critic finds Westfield Culver City perfectly reflecting Los Angeles.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Gold targets Bryant Ng's Spice Table as the bulls-eye of L.A.'s coherent new dining scene.
A look back at one delicious year.
The L.A. Times critic feels the Silverton-Batali food is identical to the original, but that the room has been stripped of its soul.
The legendary Mexican steakhouse is reanimated seven years after going comatose in a fire.
Elsewhere, the L.A. Weekly critic looks in on the re-imagined Mariscos Chente and complains again about the casual madness among us.
Freak weather causes the fruits to fall from the sky on to British motorists.
The critic considers Epoisses "proof of a loving God."
Mr. Gold also gobbles up a not-so-authentic, but-trying-really-hard beefsteak dinner with Neal Fraser at the helm.
The once molecular-phobic critic eats some of Spain's coolest dishes. And we think he likes it!
Though the re-invented red-sauce has some sticking points, the critic predicts great things to come.
The Delicious Life list-geeks out on the critic's 99 Essential Restaurants.
The L.A. Weekly critic writes, "for the first time, the most interesting places in Little Tokyo are not necessarily Japanese."
Meanwhile, we worry that The New York Times is trying to steal our Gold.
The chain's donations to such causes appear to have increased over the years.
"There's something about eating a burger in Southern California that makes me feel like I'm in Happy Days in the fifties or something."
Linda Burum thoroughly explores Orange County's Central Vietnamese scene.
The L.A. Weekly critic also praises Church & State chef Jeremy Berlin.
The restaurant inside of a restaurant finds Katana alum Jun Y. Cha making inspired sushi and nigiri.
With no real criticism to offer, The L.A. Times critic gives Sebastien Archambault one and a half measly stars.