Stories about Q

101 Best Restaurants: 15 dining destinations in downtown Los Angeles

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

DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times) 43. Q To sit at the counter at Q, a small, sedate omakase restaurant in downtown L.A., is to receive an education in edomae sushi, a mode of sushi-making that involves lightly treating the fish with some type of cooking or

curing element. Chef Hiroyuki Naruke is a master of the genre. At dinner, he guides you through 20 or so pristine bites, the fish manipulated just far enough to amplify its essential tones and flavor. The flavors at Q are thrilling in their precision, and

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"Mexican food always wins:" Q&A with José R. Ralat about his new book 'American Tacos'

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • April 21, 2020
José R. Ralat made headlines last fall when Texas Monthly, the “national magazine of Texas,” appointed him the publication’s first-ever taco editor. The role requires him to travel the state for about two weeks every month to report on the state’s...

Q&A: Netflix’s ‘Tuca & Bertie’ makes fun of food trends. Its creator explains ‘crünts’

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • May 6, 2019
Lisa Hanawalt — illustrator, TV producer, soup dumpling devotee — has dedicated much of her work to the subject of food and the working lives of chefs. “I love people who are really good at something, and cooking in particular,” Hanawalt said...

The Q Joint in Costa Mesa Smokes the Competition

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • July 5, 2018

of the Q Joint, a new food stall at the SoCo Farmers’ Market in Costa Mesa, also has ties to the barbecue circuit—not as a contestant, but rather a judge. Benny Chang is a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society, a Master BBQ Judge and an instructor at

the art—or, as in the case of Benny Chang, without knowing what it takes for a judge such as him to award a first-place trophy. The Q Joint at SoCo Farmers’ Market, 3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa; www.theqjointbbq.com. Open Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Judge’s

Ask Brad: Is restaurant takeout and delivery safe right now?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 1, 2020

Q: Is takeout and delivery from restaurants safe right now?  A: Well, food sales are considered essential services, and that’s really one of the few reasons anyone should be leaving their house during this crisis. We just have to be vigilant. I

Now Open: Renzo’s in Lake Forest, AYCE Shabu in Irvine and MORE!

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • October 28, 2019

. 2 Hutton Centre Dr, Ste 201, Santa Ana, CA 92707 17 Cafe Ramen in Irvine is now Mooji Ramen. The menu offers several bowls of ramen and an assortment of Chinese meal specials, noodles and stir fries. 4250 Barranca Pkwy, Ste Q, Irvine, CA 92604 A new

Ask Brad: Why it matters that I take my own photos

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • January 16, 2020

Q: Hey Brad, do you always take your own photos? A: People frequently ask me about the photos that appear in my reviews. Not because the photos are particularly good or bad but rather because they just think it’s odd that I take my own pictures.  I

Ask Brad: What does a restaurant critic cook during a pandemic?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 15, 2020

Q: Hey Brad, what does a food critic cook while sheltering in place?  A: While I still get most of my food from restaurants, I am currently cooking more than usual. I’ve been focusing on things that I can repurpose or freeze and eat again next week

Ask Brad: Where to find the best oysters in Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 20, 2019

Q: Hey Brad, where’s the best place to find great oysters? And is it safe to eat oysters year round?  A: There’s an old wives’ tale that says you shouldn’t eat oysters in months without Rs, i.e, the summertime. While that’s not exactly true, it’s a

How to butterfat-wash Scotch for a boozy apple cocktail that tastes like Christmas

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • December 5, 2019

¼ ounce banane du Bresil liqueur ¾ teaspoon maple syrup 5 drops Bitterman’s “burlesque” bitters 1 ounce tonic water, preferably Q Cinnamon tincture spray (see recipe below), for serving 1 thin slice apple Instructions In a cocktail shaker, combine the