Jonathan Gold might have just made a star out of Salt's Cure's BLT.
Elsewhere, S. Irene Virbila and L.A. mag both lose it over Waterloo & City's shepard's pie.
The Houstons chain scores three stars, while L.A. Weekly navigates an untranslated menu.
Bayless, even when AWOL, keeps packing them in, but when will the restaurant learn to stow the clipboard away?
Chruch & State's new chef is worth visiting, and Mr. Gold shows his true feelings for chain restaurants.
A new chef refreshes a hippie classic and Studio City might have the town's best Japanese noodle spot.
Shelly Cooper keeps The L.A. Times entertained while Vietnamese-Mexican fusion fails to impress L.A. Weekly.
One of the town's most popular new restaurants doubles down with two new value menus.
Meanwhile, S. Irene Virbila lets WP24's awesome views and menu distract her from the contemporary pop music.
Chef Yuichi Natori steps up the seafood at a popular beachside sushi spot, while a K-Town Mexican legend now has a huge screen to go with its famous moles.
The L.A. Times warms to pig's heart confit while Roy Choi's second coming is as successful as his first, according to Los Angeles.
Never a raw salmon fan, Angeleno's critic shifts direction at Four Seasons, while Pasadena offers a hit-or-miss creative hot dog to L.A. Weekly
Solvang has more than aebleskivers cries The L.A. Times while Daily Breeze enjoys a Hawaiian classic in Torrance.
Daniel Mattern is keeping Ammo on target and Mariscos Chente has the best Mex in Lennox, and beer too.
L.A. Weekly puts the fork down for the week and L.A. Mag might miss the old Hatfield's but love the new food.
Gold is split over Shelly Cooper's food and calls out a writer at GQ for his Chinese food coverage.
Chef Nicola Chessa revives Piero Selvaggio's property while Carl Stone lends L.A. Weekly a hand in chowing Thai noodles.
Bricia and Fernando Lopez score with their sandwiches and Onil Chibas pleases Irene in Pasadena.
Marukai market's black cod is a crowd-pleaser and Hatfield's plays it safe but scores.