Bavel

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Take-Out Tip of the Day: Bavel and Bestia Are Making Family Meals To-Go

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • March 24, 2020

There’s a bright spot on this bleak Tuesday. Beloved restaurants Bestia and Bavel have announced that they will be starting curbside takeout Wednesday. ‪Both of chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’s restaurants will offer family-style diners for

two to six people at $49 per person. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bavel Restaurant (@baveldtla) on Mar 23, 2020 at 9:07pm PDT ‪Menus will change weekly. This week from Bestia, the meal includes house-cured meats, marinated olives, house

Bestia    Bavel   

L.A. special occasion takeout and delivery recommendations

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

District. (Bill Addison / Los Angeles Times) Bavel/Bestia It is surreal, when picking up meals from either of Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’ Arts District restaurants, to peer into their emptiness. These dining rooms have been among the most consistently

raucous draws in Los Angeles. People are still clamoring. The couple’s family-style meals (packaged for two, four or six people at $49 per person) usually sell out weekly; check early in the week to reserve. Bavel whirls together Israeli, Egyptian

Auburn    Bavel    Bestia    Bon Temps    Broken Spanish    The Brothers Sushi    Cassia    Crustacean    Dialogue    Pasjoli    Felix    n/naka    Shunji    Vaca    Vespertine   

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

Patricia Escárcega, Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 7, 2020

online reservation. They’re nearly as difficult to score as a dinner booking, but persevere. — B.A. 1320 E. 7th St., Suite 126, Los Angeles, CA 90021, hayatorestaurant.com (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) 11. Bavel No atlas exists that can trace the

exact geographic influences of Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’ second Arts District restaurant. Menashe was raised in Israel and also comes from Turkish and Moroccan roots; Gergis’ family is of Egyptian ancestry. With Bavel’s menu they pay homage to

Sonoratown    Orsa & Winston    Bar Amá    Bäco Mercat    Hayato    Bavel    Rossoblu    Grand Central Market    Bon Temps    Bestia    Broken Spanish    Shibumi    Q    Nightshade    The Exchange    Little Sister    Badmaash   

Bavel and Bestia’s Culinary Power Couple Reflects on Weathering the Shutdown

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • July 7, 2020

Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are husband and wife, chef and pastry chef, and the visionaries behind two of L.A.’s most celebrated and successful restaurants: Bestia and Bavel. The culinary power duo, who met in 2005 when Menashe was cooking and

flocked to the distinctly industrial dining room to feast on pizzas, pastas, and charcuterie, as town cars idled outside. Then, in 2018, Menashe and Gergis opened Bavel, a Middle Eastern marvel that became another seemingly unstoppable sensation with its

The 2021 101 Best Restaurants in L.A. guide is coming soon

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 20, 2021

food from establishments including A.O.C., Alta Adams, Evil Cooks, Bavel, Rossoblu, Pizzana, Parks BBQ, Kato, For the Win, Post & Beam (winner of the 2020 Gold Award) and Phenakite (The Times’ 2021 restaurant of the year). Tickets are $175 per person

10 places to drink (wine, beer, cocktails, caffeine) right now

Bill Addison, Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • December 8, 2021

and Bavel. Her current menu is a tribute to 1980s beach culture with the Three Day Weekend, a cocktail of bourbon, pineapple rim and banana, and a Seashell Sour made with tequila, white peach, lemon and yuzu. But the most compelling of the bunch may be

Local Pastry Chefs Invite You to Beat Mitch McConnell with a Tin of Cookies

Merle Ginsberg • Los Angeles Magazine • December 14, 2020

whatever happens in Georgia). The divine cookie box will include Roxana Jullapat’s Pepparkakor (Friends & Family Bakery), Sherry Yard’s famous Chocolate Almond Cookie (Great American Baking Show), Genevieve Gergis’s Classic Spritz (Bestia/Bavel), Isa

Fabro’s Date Walnut Blondie (Bestia/Bavel), Sherry Mandell’s Tehachapi Rye Chocolate Crinkle (Tehachapi Grain Project), and Swindle’s Fig and Cranberry Rugelach—plus creations from the great bakers at Rossoblu, M. Georgina, Grist & Toll, Bakers Kneaded

Minh Phan's Phenakite is L.A. Times Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 16, 2021

The paragons previously named as Los Angeles Times Restaurant of the Year — Locol, Taco Maria, Bavel and Orsa & Winston — came with some name recognition, usually from gales of deserved good press or a tenured standing in the community. But you may

These Were Our Favorite Places to Get Takeout in 2020

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • December 21, 2020

overwhelming, 200-plus-item menu. Just know that even “mild” here can be intensely spicy. 5233 W. Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood, jitladala.com. Bavel Crowd-pleasers like grilled prawns and a soul-warming chicken tagine are the pinnacle of L.A.’s modern Middle

How and why we chose our Restaurant of the Year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • May 22, 2021

visionary Taco Maria in Costa Mesa the second winner in 2018 before Gold’s passing later that year. The Food team gave the honor to Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis’ Arts District smash hit Bavel in 2019. Last year Patricia Escárcega and I agreed that Orsa