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Feast on Colombian hot dogs and bandeja paisa at Selva

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 23, 2022
Whenever Long Beach chef Carlos Jurado visits Colombia, where he was born, he winds up feeling pulled to the hot dog stands set up along well-trafficked streets in cities across the country. Over the last century, culinary cultures across South...

Kimchi on pizza? It's 1,000 times better than pineapple

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 20, 2022
Weiser potato and kimchi pizza from Olivia It’s hard to pinpoint chef Mario Alberto’s style of cooking. He grew up preparing traditional Mexican foods with his mother and he’s spent time in the kitchens at the decidedly Californian Gjelina, the...

No James Beard Foundation awards this year? We're good, L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 18, 2022
I laughed on Tuesday while scrolling through Instagram when I saw my friend Adam Roberts had resurrected the threadbare “Distracted Boyfriend” meme as a reaction to this year’s James Beard Foundation awards — in which zero honors were given to a...

Burger of the Month: Open wide, this one’s a beast in Huntington Beach

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 15, 2022
Hambone’s Bar & Grill in Huntington Beach is first and foremost a barbecue restaurant. But there’s more to it than that. This is also a burger joint. The pastrami burger at Hambone’s Bar & Grill in Newport Beach (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange...

The best Thai food in Los Angeles is not where you'd expect

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 13, 2022
Every weekend, plumes of smoke billow up from the parking lot of the Wat Thai Temple in Sun Valley. The aromas of meat grilling on an open flame, banana fritters frying in vats of roiling oil and pungent lemongrass and fish sauce drift down the...

Three Angeleno Chefs Are ‘Back to Win’ MasterChef’s Competition (Exclusive Video)

Julius Miller • Los Angeles Magazine • June 13, 2022
MasterChef ‘Back To Win’ is what many would consider being the ultimate competition, gathering the best contestants from previous seasons to face off against each other. Only 20 contestants remain, but three of them come from the West Coast’s...

L.A. to Vegas: Jonas Brothers Take Over Sin City But Katy Perry Gets The Key

Joe Siyam • Los Angeles Magazine • June 11, 2022
This is L.A. to Vegas, your place to find the biggest celebrity sightings, restaurant openings, club news, hotel announcements and everything else you need to know before you venture to Sin City. A lot is happening across the California-Nevada...

The cause of the Sriracha shortage is revealed

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 10, 2022
Huy Fong Foods, makers of the Sriracha hot sauce with the iconic green cap and the rooster on the bottle, is warning of a shortage of its popular condiment this summer. That shortage can be attributed to weather conditions in a single region of...

Chinatown is the most exciting place to eat in Las Vegas

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 9, 2022
LAS VEGAS —  Platters and steamer baskets are arriving fast at Rainbow Kitchen, a Cantonese restaurant that anchors the western end of a single-level, sand-colored strip mall south of Las Vegas’ remarkable Chinatown. They cover the table with the...

Review: Nok’s Kitchen in Westminster is the Lao restaurant everyone will soon be talking about

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • June 9, 2022
The chicken foot is classified. It’s not on the menu, but it’s sometimes secretly available if you earned clearance. First, however, you should call ahead to make sure Nok’s Kitchen isn’t already sold out of the khao piak, a Lao chicken noodle...