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The best (and worst) food at SoFi Stadium

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 12, 2021
This is the first in an ongoing series called Stadium Eats, which explores the best (and worst) food at sports stadiums across California. The cheeseburger sub at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood looks like the burger version of a beat-up Mister...

Flavors From Afar uniquely highlights refugee chefs and their best recipes

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 11, 2021
The ouze — a Lebanese dish of spiced, roasted lamb shanks over rice scattered with pine nuts and slivered almonds — served at Flavors From Afar tasted very familiar. I had recently been ordering meals from a 10-month-old takeout and delivery...

Gogo’s Tacos Brings the Classics—and a Burst of Color—to a Bustling Intersection

Josh Lurie • Los Angeles Magazine • September 10, 2021
Inside the dining room at Gogo’s Tacos, a rainbow of stripes streaks across the white walls and ceiling like a Hot Wheels freeway, and the blue-and-white tile floor resembles a coral reef. A mural depicts the Virgin Mary holding a levitating taco...

L.A. Lebanese takeout gem is all about comfort food

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 9, 2021
A fork slips through Lina Georges’ mehshi koussa — zucchini filled with rice and richly spiced ground beef — with the ease of slicing room-temperature butter. Stuffing vegetables is a sacrosanct category of Lebanese cuisine. Cooks heap hollowed...

Critic’s Notebook: These are the 5 hottest tables in OC right now

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 9, 2021
If you are thinking about dining at one of these restaurants this weekend, too bad. You already missed the bus. Pent-up demand coupled with limited capacity have made getting into some restaurants next to impossible. Feeling lucky? These are the...

Impossible Chicken Nuggets Are ‘Even More Convincing Than the Burger’

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • September 8, 2021
Shots fired! After conquering the meatless burger landscape, Impossible Foods is now entering the so-called vegan-chicken wars. In September, the Silicon Valley company released its Impossible Chicken Nuggets, available in Los Angeles at the...

It's endless summer at Greekman's in Echo Park

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • September 4, 2021
When I look back on summer 2021 — when the Delta variant upended hopes for the pandemic’s denouement, when cultural strains stretched to near-breaking in the barely United States — I’ll remember disappearing for a couple of happy hours into the...

Review: Siam Central breaks the mold for Thai food in Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 2, 2021
She tells me not to order the sator Siam. I explain to my server at Siam Central, a new Thai restaurant in Mission Viejo, that I’m an adventurous eater. But she holds her ground. She crinkles her nose and says, “That is for Thai people, not...

Celebrated Chef Josiah Citrin Shares His Favorite L.A. Dishes

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • September 1, 2021
When he isn’t helming the kitchen at Mélisse and Charcoal Venice, chef Josiah Citrin is enjoying these dishes at other L.A. restaurants. In his own words, here’s what he loves and why. Uni Egg with CaviarProvidence It’s the most elegant bite in...

Where to find the best breakfast burritos in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • August 28, 2021
My colleague Ben Mims and I were sharing a strangely sweet veggie breakfast burrito at a cafe in West Hollywood. It was one of many stops in a project to name my top choices for L.A.’s favorite morning food. Ben wondered how it was going. “Are you...