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Review: Fried chicken for the whole family, plus cocktails

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 12, 2020
It’s dark outside. The phone rings. “Hello?” I mute the television that’s been tuned to the election returns all night. “Hi. It’s your driver with DoorDash. I’m almost at your front door with your food from Tavern House. However, the restaurant...

A Lot of the Best Pastrami in Town Comes from This One Supplier in the Valley

Jason Kessler • Los Angeles Magazine • November 11, 2020
The Valley has long been known as a home to film studios, but there’s a different kind of producer of megahits in the area. Since the late 1950s, commercial meat processorRC Provisions has been quietly making some of L.A.’s favorite cured meats....

2020 Thanksgiving delivery and takeout options in LA

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • November 10, 2020
The holidays are going to look a little different this year. Maybe you'll be celebrating alone or in a smaller group. If you're looking for a takeout Thanksgiving dinner, we've got you covered. Below are restaurants around Los Angeles offering...

Taco Tuesday: How often do you crave taquitos and margaritas?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 10, 2020
I can’t speak for everyone else, but sometimes (most days?) all I want for lunch is a fried taco and a margarita. If that’s what you’re looking for today, you’ll have success at Carmelita’s in Laguna Beach.  The shrimp taquitos are meant for...

How Local Sushi Bars Innovated to Adapt to the Pandemic-Era Takeout Landscape

Josh Lurie • Los Angeles Magazine • November 9, 2020
While the pandemic has, sadly, put the sushi master-customer interaction on pause at restaurants across L.A. and beyond, many sushi bars have put a ton of thought and effort into takeout, creating Instagram-friendly boxes that travel surprisingly...

Is this the world's cheffiest fried chicken sandwich?

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • November 7, 2020
What happens when two Michelin-starred chefs collaborate to make the ultimate fried chicken sandwich? They create the cheffiest, most complicated and most delicious fried chicken sandwich in the universe. I'm Jenn Harris, a senior writer in the...

Michael Mina just opened a hot chicken restaurant in Glendale

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • November 6, 2020
Chef Michael Mina has officially entered the hot chicken game. The James Beard Award-winning chef behind 35 restaurants around the world has opened a takeout and delivery-only hot chicken restaurant in Glendale. Tokyo Hot Chicken is located inside...

Where to Get a Philly Cheesesteak in L.A.

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • November 6, 2020
According to the researchers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, we owe the invention of the cheesesteak to Pat and Harry Olivieri, a resourceful pair who owned a hot dog stand near the South Philadelphia Italian Market in the early 1930s....

Diversifying the wine industry one Zoom at a time

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • November 4, 2020
Jirka Jireh is a caviste at Ordinaire wine shop and bar in Oakland, where she has worked for the last two years. She started her career in wine about eight years ago during a stint as a part-time food runner at Tom Colicchio's now-shuttered...

Trade food hall in Irvine finally gets a legit taco joint

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 4, 2020
Irvine is slowly but surely erasing its longtime stigma of being OC’s taco wasteland. For years if you found yourself in Irvine and wanting a taco, you had to settle for the likes of Taco Bell, Rubio’s or Del Taco — or else drive to the next town....