Stories about Joy

Make your way through the 101 Best Restaurants list at these affordable places to eat

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 20, 2019

dip into simmering bowls of rich broth before consuming them in one unbroken slurp. The porky broth is remarkably dense and rich, and the noodles have a springy, tensile strength that makes them a joy to slurp. You can order your tsukemen topped with Tabbouleh Oaxaca salad with tomatoes, cilantro, onions and citrus. (Calvin B. Alagot / Los Angeles Times) Joy (88) The Taiwanese menu at this Highland Park treasure is remarkable in its concision and its enormous appeal: a few soups and bowls of

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Welcome these newcomers to 2019's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 11, 2019

Angeles Times) Joy (88) The Taiwanese menu at this Highland Park treasure is remarkable in its concision and its enormous appeal: a few soups and bowls of noodles, a handful of rice dishes, half a dozen riffs on sandwiches. Take a moment before ordering to

favorite at Joy. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Konbi (58) Come in the morning or early afternoon to Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery’s 10-seat Echo Park cafe and marvel at its precision constructions modeled after Tokyo convenience store sandos, with

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Nigerian jollof rice and other joys at Mid-City's Aduke African Cuisine

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 25, 2019
Aduke Oluwafunmilayo Oyetibo’s egusi with goat meat rises from its plate like a jagged hill bathed in sun rays — a terrain of golds and reds and browns threaded with flashes of green. Ground melon seeds form the stew’s terra firma; they swell as...

Review: At Joy in Highland Park, the name says it all

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 14, 2019

Joy, a year-old Highland Park treasure, is at once remarkable and unremarkable. Remarkable in its Taiwanese menu’s immense appeal; balanced, like too few things are these days, in the scales of justice between virtue (this food feels very fresh and

bright) and indulgence (this food is seriously comforting). And unremarkable in the most loving sense: I’m not putting Joy on a list of the top 20 places a visitor to Los Angeles should dine right now. But as a local? I’m meeting a friend here once a week

Sip. See. Shop. 11 Holiday Musts for Angelenos

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • November 19, 2020

give you all the joy this season needs. Insider tip: the show plays different music each hour, so grab a bite or do some holiday shopping to catch more than one show! Festive Fireside Cocktails A luxurious patio with amazing views is the ultimate find

Who Serves the Best Brunch in L.A.? You Decide

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • July 24, 2020

There are few L.A. traditions more beloved than weekend brunch. Besides the joy of being given license to drink with your friends before noon, there’s something thrilling about having the option to decide between a burger and pancakes at a

John Birdsall discusses his biography of James Beard, "The Man Who Ate Too Much"

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 17, 2020

moments of intense joy and bonding behind doors. But this orientation meant that you were doomed — that no matter how much happiness you carved out, at some point you were going to have to pay a price. I see it in James Beard to a certain extent, that

faded). James might write about them in his syndicated column. It helped put New York on the map as a place of extraordinary food at a time when the city struggled with its public image. James talked about the joy of finding incredible, diverse cooking

Taco Power: L.A.'s HomeState merges music and food to make change

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • August 1, 2020

know that tacos are bearers of joy in uncertain times. It's a simple fact I reconfirm every time I think back on those tacos Tuxpeños. But can tacos also change the world for the better? I thought about this after eating the new $5 vegan taco at

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These 9 Black-Owned Bakeries

Emma Kopelowicz • Los Angeles Magazine • June 12, 2020

Despite the stereotype that Angelenos are carb-averse, local bakeries are the pride and joy of so many communities across Los Angeles. Whether they’re your go-to breakfast spots or your afternoon pick-me-up stops, these indie businesses have become

Newsletter: The globetrotter who shows us that tea is an adventure

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • November 2, 2019

., Instagram I think we’re all generally comfortable popping into a burger joint or quick-stop noodle shop or taco stand alone. And there is the occasional joy of dining on one’s own at a blowout restaurant — a symbiotic exchange with a sushi chef (communing

chicken paprikash over spaetzle, the night’s blue plate special. Taste of Tehran in Westwood, where I’ve watched solo diners take particular joy in a frequent grilled trout special. Which reminds me: Joy in Highland Park. Try the spicy shrimp wontons or