WHERE TO EAT IN L.A. / what our readers have to say

By Larry Levine – Ask 10 people in to name their favorite restaurant for a celebration dinner and you’ll get at least 20 recommendations. Big city or small town, west coast, east coast or in the middle, people everywhere will be passionate about the places they like... Read More

LET’S TALK DELI / stop claiming what’s new is old

By Larry Levine – Let’s talk deli – Jewish deli. It will be a discussion inspired by the latest edition of Bon Appetit. The cover of the September issue touts: “Holy pastrami. The Jewish deli is back.” That’s more than enough to pique my curiosity and send me... Read More

A View from Two Coasts

By Larry Levine What do the River Café in Brooklyn and the Lobster, 1 Pico and Catch in Santa Monica have in common? All three defy the old adage about the impossibility of getting good food and a good view at the same place by the water’s edge. The River Café is in... Read More