| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Roy Choi's Pot opened in the Line Hotel in Koreatown on Tuesday, the prime spot for galbi-loving fans of '80s R&B looking for the edge of modern design and creative-agency touches along with the built-in option of an after-the-party-it's-the-hotel-lobby...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:59 AM
If a theme has emerged in Los Angeles restaurants over the last several years, from Picca and Spice Table to Lukshon, A-Frame, Rivera and Corazon y Miel, it is the idea of Asian American and Latin American chefs trained in classical European kitchens,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Several years ago, a cookbook editor friend called asking my advice on whether she should publish Jacques Pépin's autobiography. Pepin is one of my heroes in food, I told her, but I'd pass on the book — all chef biographies tend to follow the same...
| Aug 18, 2012
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 9:33 PM
AIA design award winners: La Descarga, Take a Bao, A-Frame, more...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Bow & Truss, A-Frame, Post & Beam, Plan Check: A trend in L.A. restaurant names is the allusion to architecture....
| May 24, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Some familiar names popped up in the list of finalists for the annual Restaurant Design Awards, announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects....
| Feb 3, 2011
In late 2008, Roy Choi and his buddy and partner Mark Manguera dreamed up the Kogi Korean BBQ truck and harnessed Twitter to send out a block-by-block account of the truck's whereabouts. Kogi's short-rib tacos and kimchi quesadillas went viral, the truck'...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport threw a "Toast to The Left Coast" soiree Thursday evening at chef Roy Choi's new restaurant A-Frame in Culver City. The former GQ style editor toasted the growing culinary scene in Los Angeles looking...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Roy Choi will be open his new Venice restaurant Sunny Spot next week....