Brendan Collins has five favorite L.A. dishes
Birch chef Brendan Collins has been on a tear lately, helping to open up projects with others while still maintaining a near-nightly presence at his own Hollywood restaurant. It’s a surprise, then, that the British chef finds time to dine out anywhere, yet here he is recommending dishes to LA Mag like the tagliatelle with white truffles at Mélisse, the chamorro adobado at Mexicano, and the beef ribs at Phillips Bar-B-Que.
More Khao Soi love
Hollywood's new Khao Soi by Inthanon Thai is getting lots of love these days, most recently by the LAist squad, which praises the nearly dozen different khao soi options inside the casual restaurant.
Your favorite person's favorite burger
Angelenos are nothing if not argumentative about their favorite burgers. Case in point: this Thrillist list, which asks a handful of locals where they love to chow down. Republique earns a few nice nods for their burger, as does Congregation Ale House and a few other less-recommended options.
Trois Familia has a billboard now
Well, sort of. Shinola, the menswear company located across the street from Trois Familia in ever-trendy Silver Lake, just put up the below black and white ad, ostensibly welcoming the newcomer to the neighborhood.
In praise of the SFV
Here's one you don't see often (enough, some would say): a lengthy rebuttal to all those San Fernando Valley haters. Curbed LA has one, and a few of the listed arguments include the fact that it's the unashamed home of so many chain restaurants, and that most places stopped trying to be cool or popular decades ago, leaving a sense of unashamed authenticity about the area.
It’s Rock & Brews time
the 5th annual El Segundo beer and live music party returns this Sunday, with brews from Three Weavers, Strand, Smog City, and tons more. Tickets are $45 a pop, and can be snagged here.
The wonderful art of ROKU
Check out this glass installation at the new ROKU, IDG's West Hollywood replacement that's taking over the former RivaBella space. The piece is by Hans Haveron, and it'll be part of a larger centerpiece for the restaurant, which should open next week.