Elsewhere, Brad A. Johnson gives San Juan Capistrano's RokPrime one and a half stars.
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Jonathan Gold still loves Mexican food in LA; Brad A Johnson finally finds a 3-star worthy restaurant in Orange County.
The L.A. Weekly critic writes, "It takes an extreme level of dedication to create an experience this flawless."
The creative Rivera chef will not longer be cooking at Playa, putting his attentions towards his Tamale Museum instead.
Down in San Juan Capistrano, Brad A. Johnson bellies up for brunch at the historic Ramos House Cafe.
"If everything weren't so well-executed, I'd say this place was ridiculously boring," the O.C. critic writes about Brea's hot Italian trattoria.
The entirely wood-cooked restaurant is credited for being the "ultimate and inevitable backlash to molecular gastronomy."
In Anaheim, Brad. A Johnson falls in love with The Ranch.
Down in the O.C., Brad A. Johnson squeezes into The Cellar in San Clemente.
Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson are bringing a slice of The South to Venice.
In Santa Ana, Brad A. Johnson loves Jason Quinn's food, even if he thinks there's a "Playground bully" lurking in the kitchen.
The Los Angeles Magazine critic calls Elia Aboumrad's French restaurant on the Sunset Strip "seductive."
The L.A. Weekly critic finds more magic in the room than on the menu.
In Orange County, Brad A. Johnson gives DivBar a sterling review, a day before the chef takes off.
Gold Mines Cortez To Find Shrunken Small Plates; Rodell Rousts Chatty Waiter and Uneven Execution at Le Ka
Elsewhere, Brad A. Johnson eats a bunch of tacos in Dana Point.
Elsewhere, Brad A. Johnson suggests skipping the tasting menu and goling straight for the escargot shumai at Charlie Palmer.
Bernhard Mairinger's European sensibilities and training net his restaurant three stars from L.A. Weekly.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Gold looks at his favorite dishes of the past year.
The Echo Park locavore avoids being just "a parody of 2012 and of everything Chang was deriding in his figs-on-a-plate comment."
In other news, Brad A. Johnson finds both stumbles and success stories at Stonehill Tavern.