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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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

Stairway to heaven? This new bistro just might be it

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • July 14, 2022

opening pastry chef in the same kitchen he now co-leads; the space previously housed Mei Lin’s too-short-lived Nightshade. Cyrus Batchan, whose No.8 hospitality group is behind the swank cocktail bar Lock & Key in Koreatown, had partnered with Lin on

Nightshade and last year reached out to Boonthanakit: Would he be interested in creating something new in the vacant location? The answer was yes, but with the addition of George, a native of Kerala, India, with years of fine-dining experience in Hong Kong

DTLA’s Camphor Wants Patrons to Get Lost in Spice

Heather Platt • Los Angeles Magazine • June 1, 2022

? Boonthanakit, known locally for his work at the now-shuttered Nightshade and his famous chili crisp Boon sauce, and George, met in 2020 while working at Alain Ducasse’s Blue in Bangkok. With Camphor, the two aim to bring something completely new to L.A.—that is

3 New L.A. Restaurants to Try in May

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 29, 2021

various Middle Eastern dips for any time of day. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Daybird This long-anticipated casual chicken concept from Top Chef winner and Nightshade toque Mei Lin is finally open, and it’s worth the wait. Lin separates her hot

New L.A. Restaurants We Can’t Wait to Try This Fall

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • August 28, 2020

inspired by Rome’s Antico Forno Roscioli. 2025 Pacific Ave., Venice. Late summer. Daybird Nightshade toque and Top Chef winner Mei Lin gets casual with a strip-mall spot devoted to fried-chicken sandwiches on milk-bread buns. 240 N. Virgil Ave., East