Stories about Joy

Considering the gravity and the joy of Juneteenth

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 19, 2021

recognize, as the poet Toi Derricotte reminds us, that ‘joy is an act of resistance’? Can we cook and laugh while we remember, remaining rooted in tradition while telling the full story of America and Black life in it?” Virtual forum on food waste and

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

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L.A.'s best new breakfast

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 6, 2022

served at the flagship and include a few that draw from Joy in Highland Park, her third restaurant. There are garlicky, vinegary vegetable salads; three-cup chicken perfumed with basil; hoisin-slicked beef roll; lu rou fan (minced pork over rice with soy

during afternoons and evenings at Joy, but I prefer it for breakfast. If you’re sticking around, home in on the range of Taiwanese oolong teas — from delicate, almost buttery shan lin xi to smoky-rich dong ding roasted over charcoal. Few restaurants

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

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

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

, expect a generous, gloppy rim of chamoy and Tajín along with a sweet and smoky tamarind straw and a Rebanaditas. The brewery, like the house michelada, always feels like a party. — J.H. Genever’s Happy Happy Joy Joy served in a panda mug. (Brian van der

areas of Germany and France. There are a few on the bottle list, along with more than 20 varieties of gin, but where the bar really shines is in beverage director Kelso Norris’ cocktails. The Happy Happy Joy Joy is a new addition that marries gin, Ming

Thai Taco Tuesdays at Anajak make it restaurant of the year

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 22, 2022

. They’d cook whatever brought them joy — the owners of Milkfarm showed up once to melt gobs of raclette over fried chicken — while Pichetrungsi and his team kept cranking out tacos, tostadas and noodles. The triumph of #TTT also made Pichetrungsi’s story

The most affordable from The Times' list of 101 Best Restaurants in L.A.

Bill AddisonRestaurant Critic • Los Angeles Times • January 3, 2022

sandwich seekers, Prince makes a slaw-crowned version she calls the Shaw, and on weekends the kitchen sends out buttery waffles to quell the bird’s burn. Vivian Ku’s two restaurants, Pine & Crane in Silver Lake and Joy in Highland Park, have become

nubbly, sweetly spiced pork over rice with tea egg and crisp pickled daikon. Joy’s menu is ingeniously concise: a few soups and bowls of noodles, a couple of other wonderful rice dishes, half a dozen riffs on sandwiches. I love the shallot-spiked chicken

Review: This hot new hand roll bar in Huntington Beach is sushi uncluttered

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 7, 2021

window, and the wrapper snaps easily and cleanly between your teeth, consumed in two or three quick bites. Pure joy. But if you wait longer, the nori wilts and turns chewy. Neglect it for a couple of minutes, and it transforms into a texture resembling