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  1. Smooth Operators
    Restaurateur Bill Chait Looks Into The FutureThe owner offers insight into his forthcoming projects with Nancy Silverton, Walter Manzke, and Neal Fraser.
  2. The Other Critics
    Gold Drops L.A.’s Top Ramen; Scattergood Seeks Out PorchettaIn Orange County, Brad A. Johnson gives DivBar a sterling review, a day before the chef takes off.
  3. The Other Critics
    Rodell Adores The Austrian Authenticity of BierBeisel; Gold Jumps Aboard BestiaBernhard Mairinger’s European sensibilities and training net his restaurant three stars from L.A. Weekly.
  4. The Other Critics
    Besha Basks in Bestia; O.C. Weekly Tears Into Fast Food MavenElsewhere, Jonathan Gold looks at his favorite dishes of the past year.
  5. Openings
    What to Expect at Bestia, Opening November 23 in DowntownDowntown sizable L.A.’s new Italian wants to be known for chef Ori Menashe’s house-cured salumi, wood-roasted Neapolitan, and hand-made pasta.
  6. So Offal
    Test Kitchen’s All-Offal Menu Includes Veal Tendon and Tuna HeartAn unholy coven of six chefs are uniting for organ-eating season.
  7. Look Who’s Popping Up
    What Neal Fraser and Sang Yoon Are Cooking Together at Test Kitchen, Saturday inThe experimental guest-chef concept has a solid lineup this week.
  8. Leftovers
    Test Kitchen Previews Bestia in Downtown; Mozza Extends Salumi Night to FourOri Menashe’s menu includes whole suckling pig and burnt flour casarecce.
  9. Empire Building
    The Fight for Reservations at Testing Kitchen Bestia BeginsBill Chait creates nothing but hit restaurants.
  10. Test Kitchen
    Test Kitchen Returns Monday Night With Rocco DiSpirito, Neal Fraser, and QuinnThis marks the chef’s first dinner in L.A. in almost ten years.
  11. Foodievents
    Baja Chefs Sweep L.A. Street Food FestMariscos a Guerrerense won the judge’s top prize for its sea snail tostadas, while Mariscos El Mazateno took an honorable mention.
  12. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Test Kitchen Returns With Five Chefs in One Night at Short OrderA one-night-only affair sees the return of 2010’s biggest rotating pop-up.