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Take-Out Tip: Go Go Gyoza Is Serving Dumplings for a Good Cause

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • August 20, 2020
If you’re in need of a dumpling fix and/or a meal that doesn’t involve turning on your oven, go get some Go Go Gyoza. Hinoki & the Bird chef Brandon Kida is making some exceptional dumpling that can be enjoyed via pickup or delivery. The dumplings...

Review: Khan Saab’s halal kitchen draws a line from India to Afghanistan

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 20, 2020
Fumes of star anise and fennel and the lingering incense of charcoal have haunted me for months. Whenever I least expect it, there it is again, that haunting aura of fennel and charcoal, smoldering deep inside my head. This has been happening...

The new Girl Scout cookie flavor is French toast

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 19, 2020
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has announced that it will release a new French-toast inspired cookie called Toast-Yay! The new flavor will be available in Orange County and other select areas when the 2021 cookie season starts in...

These Micro Bread Bakers Are Selling Home-Crafted Creations During the Pandemic

Joshua Lurie • Los Angeles Magazine • August 19, 2020
At the beginning of the pandemic, everybody seemed to decide together that this would be our chance to start baking bread at home. But, after a few less-than-transcendent loaves, you and your quarantine pod-mates may be growing weary of the DIY...

10 Ways to Love Yourself as Much as You Love Los Angeles

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • August 19, 2020
This year has been a tough one, but Los Angelenos are doing their best to stay safe and help each other through it. If you’re ready to get out and take advantage of some of the city’s shopping and dining options, head to The Bloc, a three-level...

Best thing I ate: A big comforting bowl of Vietnamese noodles

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 19, 2020
Step into almost any restaurant in Little Saigon, and you can order a big bowl of rice vermicelli noodles, or bun, topped with herbs, fried eggrolls and grilled shrimp or meat or everything but the kitchen sink, really, all meant to be splashed...

How TikTok mom Jessica Woo turns her kids' lunches into art

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 18, 2020
The morning of Feb. 26 was like any other Wednesday for Jessica Woo. The 33-year-old mom of three nursed her youngest daughter, Olive, while her two older daughters got ready for school. She washed her face, put on a little makeup, and then headed...

One food critic on surviving L.A.'s long pandemic summer

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • August 15, 2020
When I consider this surreal, disorienting summer, I'm struck by the image of restaurant workers in protective gear — the semi-anonymous faces behind plastic face shields and surgical masks loading your car trunk with takeout cartons of stringy...

Grandma says the secret to her Chinese pickles is Sweet'N Low

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 14, 2020
My 85-year-old grandma Tina is always right. Whatever she says goes. And if you can’t find the logic in whatever she’s touting, you'd better try harder. For years, she’s been making pickles with packets of Sweet'N Low she snags off restaurant...

These Delicious Rum Cocktails Are Available to Go in L.A.

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • August 14, 2020
“National Rum Day” may not be an actual “holiday,” but it’s a pandemic, it’s entirely too hot, and we’ve got to live, OK? Celebrate by hitting up these local small businesses and grabbing some tasty drinks to go. Thunderbolt Thunderbolt has...