Stories about Nightshade

L.A.’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2019

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • December 17, 2019

Japanese milk toast. A regular special of aged Peking duck is served with a rotating selection of bold seasonal condiments—peach hoisin, nectarine kimchi. The cocktail list is no less interesting: My favorite tipple of the year is Nightshade’s No. 914, a

than the usual and leaving you plenty of room to try other dishes on the menu. Many items are fairly light, so order up. Nightshade, 923 E. 3rd St., Arts District | $$$ Dialogue chef Dave Beran has opened a more casual restaurant where you order à la

Angler    Atrium    Bar Restaurant    Birdie G's    Bon Temps    Dear John's    Nightshade    Pasjoli    Yang's Kitchen    Yours Truly   

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

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

memorable most of all for their fleeting, ephemeral quality. — P.I.E. 521 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014, (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) 52. Nightshade The cooking at Mei Lin’s debut restaurant in the Arts District is driven as much by

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   

L.A.’s 15 best dishes of 2019

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 26, 2019

reason enough to stop by for dinner. 8335 Rosecrans Ave., Paramount, (562) 740-8710, The tres moles enchilada plate at La Diosa de los Moles in Paramount. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Congee, Nightshade When it debuted, Mei

., #109, Los Angeles, (213) 626-8888, Koshihikari rice congee with toppings from Nightshade. (Silvia Razgova / For The Times) Patita, Spoon & Pork Spoon & Pork — chefs Ray Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas’ ode to Filipino comfort food in Silver

Colapasta    Kra Z Kai's BBQ    La Diosa de los Moles    Nightshade    Spoon & Pork    Tacos y Birria La Unica    Bulgarini Gelateria    Tacos 1986    Yang's Kitchen    Spoon By H 7158 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles    Pasjoli    Porridge + Puffs    Bon Temps    Hayato    Fiona   

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

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

include khao soi (being squeezed with lime), sai ua (pork sausages) and an ever-changing selection of stews from the steam table. (Silvia Razgova / For The Times) Nightshade (52) The cooking at Mei Lin’s debut restaurant in the Arts District is driven as

, (213) 626-8888, Szechuan hot quail on Japanese milk bread, served with house pickles from Nightshade. (Silvia Razgova / For The Times) Pizzana (67) Daniele Uditi is one of the city’s most accomplished pizza maestros. His neo-Margherita

Alta Adams 5359 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles    Angler    Apey Kade    The Arther J    Auburn    Birdie G's    Bon Temps    Burritos La Palma    Chaak Kitchen    Dear John's    La Diosa de los Moles    Hasiba    Hayato    Joy    Konbi    Northern Thai Food Club    Nightshade    Pizzana    Playa Amor    Spoon By H 7158 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles    Taste of Tehran    X'Tiosu Kitchen    Yours Truly   

Patricia Escárcega’s five favorite restaurants that she reviewed this year (so far)

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • July 3, 2019

, What makes the perfect tortilla at Sonoratown? » Nightshade Nightshade is chef Mei Lin’s first restaurant, a stylish Arts District kitchen that showcases her talent for smart, cross-cultural cooking. Lin’s menu has already produced some of 2019’s

: her egg-topped congee bowl with XO sauce, pork floss and scallions is one of the most satisfying dishes on the menu. Please note that Nightshade is not a place to skip dessert. Soon-to-depart chef de cuisine Max Boonthanakit’s lineup of frozen desserts

Teddy's Red Tacos    Yours Truly    Kra Z Kai's BBQ    Sonoratown    Nightshade   

Review: Nightshade in the Arts District offers a unique take on L.A. cooking

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • April 17, 2019

The pasta dish you see on almost every table at Nightshade is chef Mei Lin’s mapo tofu lasagna, a slinky block of egg noodles layered with a Sichuan pepper-infused pork ragù and filaments of tofu cream. The ragù is subtle — the most decadent thing

-cultural flavors; her cerebral, precise cooking style, driven as much by ideas and technique as ingredients; a sense of pointed modernism underscored by a devotion to the pleasures of comfort food. Nightshade is Lin’s first restaurant, airy and warm and

Tasting Notes: How one restaurateur is feeding Beirut in crisis

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 8, 2020

Nightshade; the menu includes dry scallop porridge and pork belly ssam. Dinners will be picked up on the day of the event, and my colleague Lucas Kwan Peterson will host a video chat with the chefs while participants dine together online. Top stories — Lucas

Here Are the L.A. Food Folks Nominated for James Beard Awards

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 4, 2020

restaurants that opened in 2019):Nightshade, Los AngelesPasjoli, Santa Monica Rising Star Chef (for chefs age 30 and younger):Jon Yao, Kato, Los Angeles Best Chef, California: Jeremy Fox, Birdie G’s, Santa MonicaJessica Koslow, Sqirl, Los Angeles Outstanding

5 Annoying Things About Dining Out in L.A.

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • January 2, 2020

while leaning against a small table near the host stand. And while we cherish Nightshade, having a server ask you to have your dessert in the “lounge” so they can have your table is a bummer when the “lounge” is really just a few lounge chairs in the

Top food Instagram profiles for chefs and celebrities

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • April 28, 2020

of his cookbooks from his home after it sold out on Amazon. Mei Lin @meilin21Forget sourdough bread. The Nightshade chef has started a chung yu bang (scallion pancake) trend on Instagram. She’s also making how-to videos for Japanese cheesecake (with